...And I don't mean in real life of course, I mean on the show. Anyone remember when Mick Foley was fired by the McMahon/Helmsley regime back in 2000 during his feud with Triple H? It made the fans rally behind him even more and the entire locker room even declared on Raw the next week that each one of them were ready to walk out of the company if Foley wasn't hired back immediately. (Needless to say, they did.) This same thing could work wonderfully for Daniel Bryan. The fans are already up in arms over Bryan not getting a title shot (or even being given the opportunity to earn a title shot, as we saw by him not even being placed in the Royal Rumble match) and if Bryan were to cross The Authority in a way that led to him being fired unfairly as a result (maybe he accidentally knocked Steph out or knocked her on her ass like Orton did), just imagine how people would react. I mean, yeah, everyone would know it was a work, but they'd still play along and boo the shit out of HHH and Steph and probably fill the arenas with "We Want Bryan" chants, which would be the whole point. They could even do things that help sell the angle, like posting on WWE.com how the company wishes Daniel Bryan the "best of luck in his future endeavors" and having Michael Cole and the announcers on Smackdown behave in fear because they realize how much their jobs really are at jeopardy if they cross HHH (they really do need to make HHH and Steph more tyrannical going into Mania), etc. If all works well, this could last at least a week, maybe even two weeks before bringing him back due to protest from the locker room threatening to walk out if he isn't rehired. If Bryan/HHH ends up happening at Wrestlemania (which I doubt since this Punk walking out thing is incredibly likely a work imo), then this could really be something that intensified things between them as their build started towards Mania.