There was an incident following Daniel Bryan’s retirement speech where Titus O’Neil grabbed Vince McMahon so he could allow Stephanie McMahon to walk ahead of him. Vince was furious and got in Titus’ face. Reports were Vince wanted to fire Titus but instead, he was only suspended. But it was still a confusing situation.
Titus recently appeared on Chasing Glory With Lilian Garcia, where he spoke about his suspension following Daniel Bryan’s retirement speech and he still doesn’t understand it.
“I still don’t understand it. I literally put me my hand out and said, ‘Ladies first.’ So I don’t know what the wrong time is to say, ‘Ladies first’ or the right time. It’s water under the bridge. It happened and I took ownership of it regardless if I was right, wrong, or indifferent, or if the situation could have been handled different. It happened. I served my suspension and its over with. It goes back to the fact that I know who I am and I know what I did and I know why I did it and God has rewarded me tenfold.”
Titus O’Neil went on to say that while he does have a passion for the wrestling business, he’s not a big fan of the politics.
“Hardest thing I’ve ever done. The art of it is the hardest thing, the psychology-things like that, but I’ve done physical sports all my life. But then also too, the politics of it, I’m not a fan of that part. People ask me all the time, ‘Are you in love with the wrestling business?’ No I’m not in love with the wrestling business, I’m in love with what the wrestling business does for people. Gives people opportunities to make a living, it gives people opportunities to escape their realities, it gives people opportunities to have heroes and be heroes. I one hundred percent love that aspect of it. Most of the performers on our roster, if you ask them the same question, you’re going to get a varying amount of answers because some went through the independents and it’s all they ever wanted to do, you got some like myself came off the streets and got into it. I have a very deep passion and love for the profession and for the people that came before me and for the people that are involved in it with me.”