Last night on RAW Sheamus captured the United States Championship from Daniel Bryan. Although the match was only 9 minutes long, it was a solid match, and the crowd was really into it. Now that the "King" persona has been dropped from Sheamus's character, it is possible that he may again begin a push. Whenever a former World Champion holds a mid-card title such as the United States title, the idea of bring back dignity to the mid-card titles is always a possibility.
Lately, as in over the past few years, the mid-card titles have been used as a stepping stone to weigh wrestlers and fan reactions to see if they could be a potential main-eventer. However, with Sheamus already being a proven main-event talent, it has become possible that the WWE is beginning to focus on mid-card titles a little bit more. With many of WWE's biggest stars getting older, and possibly leaving the company soon (Edge, HHH, Undertaker), there aren't as many big names as the WWE is used to.
Giving Sheamus the United States Title is a good way to use the mid-card titles as more than just a tool to get younger wrestlers over. Sheamus is a talented wrestler, there is no doubt about that (otherwise WWE would never have given him a World Title push in the first place).
So my question to all of you is;
Do you think Sheamus winning the United States Title is a step in the right direction for bring back a sense of importance to the mid-card titles? Or is it just another sign of Sheamus being down-graded?