This makes me think that the match with Orton WAS going to be his first MAJOR win, riding this current wave.--Daniel Bryan was injured in his match with Randy Orton last night and the finish was essentially a shoot as they stopped a match that Daniel was scheduled to win. The story online that he suffered a stinger is legit. WWE has added the storyline that he went backstage and had a huge argument with HHH about the match being stopped, with him saying he'd worked through plenty of injuries in his career and Hunter took away his biggest-ever win.
On one hand, WWE took that away from him. On the other hand, they are making sure Bryan is good for the long haul because they see him as a commodity to not be wasted.