Roman Reigns is not having a good year so far. He lost his WWE World Heavyweight Championship title and was also suspended by the company for violating the well-documented wellness policy. Reigns’ latest challenge has come in the form of a Charge.org petition to remove his “ILLEGAL vest during the course of WWE competition” which is approaching the 2,500 signatures required.
The petition was first started as a result of a lengthy post by Taco12Pac on Reddit’s professional wrestling community – r/SquaredCircle – titled, “ROMAN REIGNS IS A DIRTY FUCKING CHEATER, AND I HAVE PROOF.” The post contained a clip of new WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens’ punching Reigns to demonstrate how the vest gives him an unfair advantage and even compared it to what Armed Forces’ personnel use. The petition reads:
“Roman Reigns has been systematically breaking the rules of Admiral-Lord Mountevans Unified Rules of Professional Wrestling through the use of illegal body armor to protect himself during the course of matches with legitimately dressed competitors, and has been doing so throughout his career. We require swift action that prohibits the use of this body armor in all future WWE contests by Mr. Reigns and anyone else.”