Reddit user MetsFan4Ever, who followers of the subreddit r/SquaredCircle often cite as a reliable source of backstage news, has posted two potential spoilers which could have major ramifications for the World, US, and IC titles beyond WrestleMania. Here is the first:
“After talking to a few people today at the SmackDown tapings word going around is that Brock Lesnar is very close to agreeing on a new contract with the WWE. With the lack of popularity that Roman Reigns has received as of late, Triple H is pushing Vince on the idea of keeping the WWE Championship on Brock.
This would also have huge ramifications with two of the under card matches on the show.
If Brock retains the title it would in all likelihood mean a continued “special attraction schedule” for him. Triple H as of late has been big on the idea that the I.C. Title and the U.S. Title should mean something again. The plan, if Brock retains is to put the U.S. Title on John Cena and the I.C. Title on Daniel Bryan. The theory would be that two legit Superstars would bring legitimacy to both titles. Also, while Brock is gone both men can main event Raw, Smackdown, PPVs and house shows with those titles on top of the card. Which again, would bring back the legitimacy of both belts.
A lot can change between now and WrestleMania. But this is just one of the many ideas that are being discussed. I have not been told of any other ideas, but if I hear more, I will be sure to pass the information along to this great community.”
While this first scenario doesn’t sound bad, MetsFan4Ever posted an update which could have Daniel Bryan fans in even more of an uproar come next Sunday… fella.
“I noted the other day that with Brock Lesnar very close to signing a new deal there was a big idea being tossed around that Lesnar would keep the WWE championship and John Cena would win the U.S. title while Daniel Bryan wins the I.C. title with both guys able to elevate the title back to “top of the card status”.
Well as of 20 minutes ago I have been told another idea being tossed around is for Sheamus to return as a surprise entrant in the I.C. title ladder match. The expectation is that Sheamus will be heavily cheered upon his return but will show “heelish” signs throughout the match. At some point Sheamus would cost Bryan the match and capitalize on it by winning the I.C. title.
This would lead to a main event program with a heel Sheamus vs a face Daniel Bryan at all house shows, Raw, SmackDown and PPVs for the foreseeable future.
Edit: While this is a rumor, it is less likely to happen then the other rumor I posted a few days ago. But it is something that is still being discussed.”
Sadly, the decision to go with the second scenario wouldn’t surprise me one bit, as the WWE has continually shown that they don’t care what the fans think when it comes to booking. I guess we’ll have to wait until Sunday, March 29th to see if any of these rumors come to fruition.