A first title win can mean a lot to a wrestler’s career. It shows that they have arrived and are ready to move up to the next level. WWE has quite a few championships to pick from and that means there are several a wrestler can win to move them up the card in the hurry. However, the first title win is no guarantee and that seems to be the case following a WrestleMania title change.
According to Fightful Select, one of the final changes to the WrestleMania card was to have Sheamus defeat Riddle to win the United States Title during night two. The original plan called for Riddle to retain his title and continue his feud with Sheamus going forward. Following the title loss, Riddle was defeated by Bobby Lashley the following night on Monday Night Raw, while Sheamus did not appear on the show. There is no word on why the plans were changed. This also goes against a previous story that said Riddle was never meant to be the champion long term, which led to the title change.
It was a heck of a showdown. Check out the match and the fallout: