Breaking: Daniel Bryan Reportedly Not Able to Compete at Money in the Bank

Chris FeatherstoneFeatured ColumnistJune 9, 2014

Regarding the future of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, there is breaking news coming from Daniel Bryan will not be ready to physically compete in time for the event scheduled for June 29. This eliminates the main event stretcher match between him and Kane, as well as ends his title reign of only two months.

Previously on Raw, Stephanie McMahon presented two choices concerning the title picture. One, if Daniel Bryan was able to compete, he would face Kane in a rematch from Extreme Rules. This time, it would be a Stretcher Match. The second option was that if Bryan was unable to compete, instead of a Money in the Bank ladder match, the cases would be replaced with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

Now, option two has become option one.

In another interesting twist, the idea of having two Money in the Bank matches seemed to be dissolved since there is only one championship at stake. However, we may see two matches after all.

WrestlingINC reports that a second match is still being considered, keeping the traditional stipulation of carrying the winning case for one year.

So, with this news hitting, look for the pressure to be off Daniel Bryan for the coming months, as he will have time to heal properly from his neck injury. Unfortunately, it is at the expense of his world title reign. Whether or not Bryan is going to be booked as a flash-in-the-pan champion will be revealed when he comes back in full health and we see where he is placed in the title hunt.

For now, it looks like John Cena or Randy Orton will most likely be the default options for champion. However, the potential second match should be a bit more intriguing.


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