WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan announced on RAW that he is to have surgery on his neck on Thursday 15 May.
Due to the surgery, Bryan will be out of action for a short amount of time. As of now, WWE have not stripped him of the title.
The timing of this injury could not have been worse for Bryan, having finally won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 30 last month.
Daniel Bryan has been fighting against the WWE machine for almost a year now and just as he conquers The Authority, this injury threatens to knock him back a few steps.
Fortunately it does not seem that the WWE will strip Bryan of the title due to the short term nature of the injury.