Here's a decision that isn't likely to make the smark crowd happy ... or maybe it will: Antonio Cesaro lost the United States championship to Kofi Kingston on tonight's (April 15, 2013) episode of Monday Night Raw in Greenville, South Carolina.
Yes, that's after he spent multiple weeks away for seemingly no reason, didn't have a match at WrestleMania 29, didn't appear on the biggest edition of Raw of the year the very next evening, and has generally been booked to look like WWE simply doesn't know what to do with him.
So, naturally, they took Kingston, another guy the creative brain trust has had troubling coming up with a logical storyline for, and had him win the belt despite weeks worth of jobb8/ing.
So a guy who had the title but just wasn't around lost it to a guy who was around but was jobbing every week.
There is already speculation that this could be better for Cesaro than it is for Kingston. After all, Kofi went from the Intercontinental title to the U.S. strap, and while both involve a belt, you could consider it a demotion. Cesaro, meanwhile, will never advance any further as long as he's U.S. champion so this was a necessary evil.
The proof will be in the pudding over the weeks and months to come. Stay tuned.
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