It has been a busy couple of months that has been full of title changes in the WWE. Bobby Lashley dropped the United States Championship to Riddle at the Elimination Chamber, before then going on to win the WWE Championship just over a week later.
Lashley is the third superstar already this year to win the grandest prize in sport’s entertainment, but Riddle’s win to become the US Champion means that there will now potentially be a number of superstars that will be looking to challenge for the former MMA star. But, which superstars could be at the front of that queue?
WWE News: AJ Styles
Heading into the biggest show of the year, there aren’t many more bigger matches that Riddle can look for than a battle with AJ Styles. Styles may have been hoping for more of a say in the championship picture, but may consider the United States a second-best option. There haven’t been many signs recently that there is a plan for Styles heading into the biggest show of the year, which means a United States match at the biggest show could where he lands.
It would be interesting to see the follow-on from their back and forth, as there were certainly enjoyable angles between Omos, Riddle and Styles in the build to Survivor Series last year.
WWE News: MVP
MVP may currently be out injured, but when he returns, he could be primed for a run at the United States Championship. He is the only member of the Hurt Business not to be carrying a title at present, which could mean that he looks to amend that by winning the title that Riddle is currently holding.
The 47-year-old is already a two-time United States champion, and it would be an entertaining back story heading into Mania should all members of the Hurt Business be holding a title.
WWE News: Mustafa Ali
There have been rumblings that Retribution may be given a push in the lead up to Mania this year, and there were initial sightings of that on Raw this past week, as Ali cut an increasingly frustrated figure in the middle of the ring. The faction certainly hasn’t been anywhere near as good as it could have been, and there is a desperate need to freshen it up should the WWE want to stick with the group. Ali could use the opportunity to target the United States Championship, and may look to challenge Riddle before Mania.