For those that missed the opening segment of this week's episode of Monday Night Raw, Daniel Bryan was officially stripped of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. The news broke on Monday afternoon that Bryan had been downgraded and would be unable to compete at Money in the Bank later this month.
The announcement is not surprising as the feeling within WWE was that if Bryan worked Money in the Bank, he would have done so by rushing back. There remains no timetable for his return to the ring and the company is preparing to be without him until SummerSlam.
Bryan's recovery is a tricky situation and a situation that reminds too many of what ended Edge's career a few years ago.
You can watch The Authority's segment to strip Bryan of the title at this link or embedded in the video below: