As promoted on the May 13 edition of WWE “Main Event,” The Authority will address the WWE World Heavyweight title situation on “RAW” when it emanates from The O2 Arena in London, England on May 19. As we previously reported, the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Daniel Bryan, will be out-of-action for at least the next six-to-eight weeks due to a neck injury.
While the company is waiting until Thursday to find out how serious the injury is, it is now confirmed through this promo that the company will address the state of the championship while Bryan is out rehabilitating. The company has talked about a number of different options, with stripping Bryan of the two belts due to the lack of ability to perform being number one on the list.
Stephanie McMahon hinted at The Authority’s plan to remove the WWE World Heavyweight Championship from Bryan during the May 12 edition of “Monday Night Raw.” She was then interrupted by Kane dragging Bryan’s body atop the entrance stage. While rushing Bryan into the back of an ambulance, Brie Bella shoved McMahon and told her to, “Stay away.” This led to a visibly angry Stephanie McMahon staring off-camera with evil intentions.
It is unsure how the company will move forward from here. Bryan could be out two-to-three months, which could mean he won’t be able to work “SummerSlam” in August. However, at this time, the company is hoping for a minimum of Bryan being out for six weeks, in which case they likely will not strip him of the WWE World Heavyweight title. More will be known when Bryan goes under the knife on May 15.
Again, I say, I pray that Bryan isn’t gone for more than six-to-eight weeks for the sake of his career, let alone his title run.