There were a number of title changes during the two-night WrestleMania 37 show, with one of the most impressive being Sheamus winning the United States Championship in a great match against Riddle.
Sheamus has had a fantastic 2021, and he rightfully deserved some gold around his waist for the work he’s put in recently.#
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer explained why Sheamus was booked to defeat Riddle.
“Riddle was never supposed to be champion. They had to do it because Keith Lee was supposed to win it, for whatever the reason is, was pulled. They had to get the belt off Lashley because they were giving the WWE Title to him. It was one of those situations. They couldn’t give it to Morrison because Morrison was in the Bad Bunny angle. Riddle got the belt because there’s no other choice so this rectifies it.”
You would hope that they won’t just hot shot the belt to Keith Lee when he eventually makes his return to the ring, because Sheamus has earned the right to have a great title reign.
We’ll have to see what happens with former champion Riddle on Raw tonight. Could they put him in a team with a returning Rob Van Dam, as they seem to have teased over the weekend?