...and for the record, I think him being stripped of the title would be a great thing for his character right now, BUT if he isn't and he's allowed to keep the title while being on the sidelines for the next two months, then here's a pretty decent idea on how to justify it: Have the WWE conduct a poll on WWE.com asking members of the WWE Universe if they feel Bryan should be stripped of the title if he's unable to defend it. The fans vote overwhelmingly in favor of Bryan keeping the title. Stephanie then asks the live audience if they agree that Bryan should remain champion, and they chant a resounding "YES!" So she complies and says that Daniel Bryan will remain champion for the next two months that he is sidelined with an injury, but since there's a rule in-effect that says that all champions must defend their titles at least once every 30 days (bwahahahahaha, I guess we'll ignore Amborse's US Title reign for the moment), that means Bryan will be forced to defend the title on a more regular basis when he returns as a way of making up for it. So when he does come back, she makes him defend the championship on every episode of Raw for the entire build towards the Battleground PPV, pitting him against a new opponent every week. (No idea on who his opponent for Battleground is yet, likely Kane, but we'll ignore that for the moment.) This would be a good way of her trying to wear Bryan out and increase the chances of him dropping the title, and the prospect of going up against a couple of midcarders/upper-midcarders during this weekly title defense stint is a good way of giving one of them a slight rub by putting them in a world title match in the main event of a Raw. For example, if Bad News Barrett were to get a world title shot, then whoever he is in a feud with at the time could come down to ringside and perhaps get into a brawl with BNB after the match (or try to prevent BNB from cheating during the match), thus highlighting the current Intercontinental Title feud by putting it in the last segment of the show along with the world champion, Daniel Bryan. They could also go ahead and give Orton his rematch from Wrestlemania on one of these episodes of Raw as well, that way we don't have to suffer through seeing Orton/Bryan on PPV again. Thoughts?