However, this event is more known for what could've been in the main event as original plans didn't have Sid Vicious facing off with Shawn Michaels for the World Title. The original plan for the event was that Vader would win the World Title at likely Survivor Series which is when Sid won the title and would then loss the belt back to Shawn the same way that Sid in real life. But due to backstage politics and the old Shawn Michaels killing all of Vader's momentum in the company really starting the fall of any chance of Vader having anywhere near the success that he had in WCW or Japan.
Overall the reason for the title is simply due to the idea of wondering how the WWE could've changed had Vader held the title going into the event and fought HBK instead of Sid Vicious. Because remember Sid would be World Champion going into WrestleMania against The Undertaker and it's possible if Vader hadn't been buried that could've been him. Even though Sid's reigns were nothing more than transitional reigns it still would've given fans the ability to look at Vader's run in a more positive light had he had one of these runs with the title.