Source: The Wrestling Observer
There was a plan in place for Cesaro to win the WWE
Intercontinental title from Bad News Barrett at one point. However, WWE switched
programs for Cesaro as he is now going against Sheamus for the United States
WWE officials reportedly believed that it would hurt
Cesaro to go after the Intercontinental belt and felt that Sheamus was a more
viable opponent for Cesaro. There is no word on if this will affect the outcome
of Cesaro’s match with Sheamus on Sunday at Payback.