Strangely enough, I haven't read on any wrestling web sites exactly what's going on with Regal. I hear he's "sick" but that doesn't really explain much. Maybe it stems from his concussion a few weeks back. Anybody have details?
And speaking of mysterious injuries- what's up with John Cena? Is his injury angle with Brock just an angle, or is he legit hurt? If he is really hurt what is the injury? I haven't heard anything about him being on the diabled list while I have read repeatedly about Batista, Orton, Angle, etc.
"The Universe is shaped exactly like the Earth. You go straight long enough you end up where you were."
Regal was injured in a match (i think a house show), i'm not exactly sure how it happened but it knocked him out, then his opponent covered him and well Regal was knocked out so he couldn't kick out, luckily Storm noticed this and broke up the count otherwise the match would've ended right there (i believe this was towards the beginning of the match and obviously wasn't supposed to be the finish since Storm had to save the day).
Also I think this injury is the reason that Regal missed the house show that Batista and Orton had to replace him and Storm in, leading to their injuries.
At first I thought maybe he was in the doghouse for missing the show, sort of like Test when he missed a show, but apparently he's still recovering from his injury.
Storm was legit hurt during the Storm/Regal - RVD/Kane match at No Way Out, knocked loopy from a Kane powerslam. If you watch the show, you can see Kane *literally* carry him for the next few minutes, and he never really tagged back in after that.
"It's like you lost your keys in the garage, but you look for them in the living room because the light is better." -Bill Maher, on the impending war in Iraq
I'd say the US title for the same reason that the Smackdown title is more prestigious than than RAW's. The IC belt started off as a farce. There was no tournament in Rio. Triple H was handed the world title so both are similar circumstances.