Daniel Bryan turning heel and winning the WWE Championship on Tuesday's SmackDown Live shocked everybody, from wrestlers to producers and senior WWE officials.
Bryan and AJ were also surprised by the decision and didn't know this would go down until Vince McMahon gave the order just 20 minutes before SmackDown Live went on air.
A source close to the situation has told WNS that the decision was in reaction to the Jax/Lynch situation and was drawn up to create interest for Sunday's Survivor Series. Vince and WWE producer Kevin Dunn are reportedly extremely unhappy with Jax and her current push will be scaled back or halted altogether.
As it related to Becky Lynch, her return timetable should be known by Friday, Monday the latest. They really don't want to take the title off her and may do some sort of multi-week #1 contender tournament. This will all be decided when a timetable for return is known.