The Big Show made his return to WWE television last week on RAW as part of the current feud involving Kevin Owens, Samoa Joe, Seth Rollins and the AOP.
On Monday’s RAW, Buddy Murphy turned heel and joined Rollins’ new stable.
Dave Meltzer noted on the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio that Rey Mysterio is still expected to be joining the babyface team against Rollins’ stable.
Thus, his program with Andrade for the United States Title is just to fill time as Andrade is expected to move on to his next challenger. The two stars will battle in a Ladder Match on next week’s RAW.
It was also noted how the original plans were not meant for Big Show to be involved in the storyline for the long-term as Show was brought in as a favor to get through this period. That changed when Mysterio’s feud with Andrade was extended.
Now that Murphy has been added then the babyfaces are still down a man once Mysterio joins them. Thus, Big Show may be sticking around for longer than originally planned.