Maybe it's just me, but I think that the old US Title is/was one of the best designed and all around COOL looking title belts ever. This new one...well....is really bland and generic looking. Why couldn't they have just brought back the old belt? HHH must be holding it down since the old belt rivals "The Big Gold Belt" as coolest belt ever.
If Dragon is still recovering from his injury, then is a ladder match really the best way to go? That being said, it would still be an awesome way to introduce him. I think the more obvious and logical choice is Chris Benoit.