The main promotional point for this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw is The Authority “demanding” that Daniel Bryan “personally surrender” the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
While WWE is going storyline-heavy with Daniel Bryan after he was forced to undergo neck surgery, the direction they plan to go with the title is currently unknown. Multiple scenarios have been pitched but nothing was finalized heading into the weekend.
The belief within WWE is that Bryan will be cleared to return by Battleground on July 20, 2014 and even if he’s not, his availability shouldn’t be in question for SummerSlam in August. It does not appear that he’ll be able to work the next two pay-per-views (Payback and Money in the Bank respectively) because of the injury.
We have preliminary details for SummerSlam available at this link.