Putting that title on Santino ( a comedic wrestler ) was joke to begin with and shows that this title holds no value. I said it before on here, a U.S based entertainment company ( WWE ) has a U.S champion and their 2 top titles are WHC and company title ( WWE champion), makes no sense whatsoever!
There are other titles that they axed that made more sense like:
Hardcore champion ( PG now )
Cruiserweight champion ( should bring back )
As for the U.S title being a stepping stone back in WCW for a world title shot was the way they ran things there. Makes no sense doing that in the WWE....so Santino should be a #1 contender now for the 2 top titles!! No way not in my opioion.
WWE had it right from almost the start having the IC which made sense for everyother international superstar in that company and 1 tag team champions, and a WWE title for the company...thats it and thats what it should be. A lot of cry baby's on here saying they should have more titles is insane, where is the competition, where does paying your dues come in to the Picture.....it dosn't anymore cause they have forgotten what world wrestling entertainment is all about....WRESTLING!!
fans have become to greedy over this product a long time ago and its too bad cause the acting and promos and mechandise selling has overcome the wrestling part of the business and anyone who has watched this through the years would know that...cheers