Now don't get me wrong this actually did give new life to the European title that felt very weak & insignificant at this period of time. To the fans that didn't watch the WWE at this time the prestige of the European was looked at as lower then the current status of any WWE title. In my opinion before Al Snow's reign this title really could've been retired for good and nobody would've missed it. However, Al's run didn't change the fact that the WWE really didn't care about the title at this time and that it was only a matter of time before the title would be retired.
Though part of me feels as though they tried to get interest back into the title by giving Al a comedic run with the belt. However, the title at this point was dead and it was only a matter of time before it would retired. The problem with this title is that the WWE never cared about it even though this could've been a title that helped build new stars or give lower card talent something to work for a fight about. Either way giving someone a meaningful and interest drawing run with this title may have been a little "Too little too Late."