Big E Langston's reign as the Intercontinental champion seems to have stalled over the past few weeks. That is slightly bizarre, because it should now be going from strength to strength.
With the unification of WWE's two championship belts, the IC title should now be restored as the true secondary title in the company. However, Langston has been in a bit of limbo over the past few weeks.
Sure, he had a title match on Raw against Fandango, but does that really matter? It was almost inevitable he would get the win.
If the likes of Fandango are the only real contenders for Langston's belt at the minute, then it is a bit of a waste throwing a match together for the card. Langston would be of far more use in the Royal Rumble match.
With the Rumble match taking up such a long period of time at the pay-per-view, the IC belt may get a night off at the Royal Rumble.
Langston may well be in the Rumble match instead, and he will no doubt have quite a big say in the match.
If he does defend the title, an educated guess would be someone like Damien Sandow stepping up for the shot. Which, of course, Langston will win.