The original hope was for
Daniel Bryan to be ready to return at the Money in the Bank PPV. WWE then
received word over the weekend that Bryan may not be cleared in time to compete
at the event. On May 15th, Bryan had a procedure on his neck called “a cervical
foraminotomy”. For most, recovery time is said to be eight to ten weeks. The
Money in the Bank PPV would be at about the six-week mark. While the company
hoped for a return at Money in the Bank, some within WWE didn’t expect Bryan
back until SummerSlam. This should come as no shock but WWE wants him back ASAP
and there is the possibility they will bring him back early. There are some
people rolling their eyes over that but they’ve done it in the past with
numerous top talents who have been injured.
Last night’s segment with
Stephanie McMahon was WWE’s way of setting up a back up plan. It was announced
last night that if Daniel Bryan is cleared to wrestle, he will defend against
Kane in a stretcher match. If he can’t, then the belt will be on the line in the
Money in the Bank Ladder Match.