On this week’s episode of “WWE Monday Night Raw,” Dolph Ziggler pulled off a major win over Cesaro and faced off with The Miz in the ring after his match. The idea is that The Miz and Ziggler will face off at “Summerslam” for the Intercontinental Championship. However, PWS reported on Monday that the WWE is considering having a title unification match at “Summerslam” with Sheamus joining the match in a three-way with his U.S. title on the line as well.
This would make a lot of sense, as the WWE rumors have indicated that the company has been planning on doing this since the end of 2013. The WWE combined their two tag team belts years ago when they chose not to have different titles on both “WWE Monday Night Raw” and “Smackdown.” At that time, the brands were still split and the WWE chose to have the tag team champions appear on both shows.
In the last couple of years, the WWE has completely done away with the brand split and now the storylines cross over between both “WWE Monday Night Raw” and “Smackdown.” That meant that the idea of having two world champions was obsolete. This allowed world champion John Cena and WWE champion Randy Orton to have a title unification match last year. With the WWE title the original WWF championship and the world title the former WCW championship, it was one step closer to finally ending the WCW lineage.
If the WWE rumors are true and the company plans to unify the Intercontinental Championship and U.S. Championship, expect the Intercontinental title to be the one that survives. That title has a rich heritage in the WWE, with men like Randy Savage, Ricky Steamboat, The Ultimate Warrior, Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart all former title holders. The U.S. title also has a rich heritage, but that is a former WCW title, so that will be the one that dies. With The Miz and Dolph Ziggler starting to feud over it, that is the one that seems more relevant now.