Daniel Bryan was legitimately injured during his match against Randy Orton on this week's episode of WWE Monday Night Raw, according to Bryan Alvarez and the crew over at Wrestling Observer. Apparently the physician coming to ringside and the match being thrown was not a work as originally thought.
According to their report, Bryan was originally scheduled to go over but the referee stopped the bout due to a legitimate injury. The injury was later revealed as a stinger.
This makes a lot more sense given the questionable outcome. It also explains Bryan's status for Smackdown being questioned and later cleared while WWE was still on the air. The backstage bit where Bryan argued with Triple H over stopping the match was reportedly WWE booking on-the-fly.
Bryan will face WWE United States Champion Dean Ambrose in a match for Smackdown that will be taped on Tuesday night. We'll have full coverage here at WrestlingNewsWorld.com.