As noted after Bryan underwent a cervical foraminotomy on 5/15, the usual recovery from procedure for heavy physical activity is 2-3 months. The Money in the Bank PPV would fall around 6 weeks. At the time we wrote that some within WWE didn't expect Bryan back until Summerslam, although the hope was that Bryan would be back ASAP.
If Bryan is not cleared to return by the PPV, what Stephanie McMahon said on Raw was pretty much a shoot in that the company would crown a new champion at the PPV in Boston, MA.
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