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WWE Star Suspended After Incident With Vince McMahon, Length Of His Suspension Reduced

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UPDATE 2x: WWE has reduced his suspension from 90 days to 60 days.

UPDATE: Bryan Alvarez reported on Wednesday’s edition of Wrestling Observer Live that Vince suspended Titus to send a message to the locker room. WWE feels that the talents need to stop “messing around” and be professionals. As of late, several talents have “been riding the line” in terms of following the company rules lately.

Alvarez said that this incident was “one messing around too many” and McMahon used Titus as an example.

Original: WWE has suspended Titus O’Neil after he had an incident with Vince McMahon on RAW. After RAW went off the air on the USA Network, the WWE Network streamed a live feed from the arena of Daniel Bryan celebrating with fans at ringside following his retirement speech. All of the main roster WWE stars were on stage as well as Vince McMahon. Bryan was hugged by Vince and walked to the back. Before the live feed ended, O’Neill grabbed McMahon in a “playful, physical way.” However, McMahon didn’t take it like that and shoved O’Neil. McMahon was angry at being grabbed and that led to the suspension.

WWE informed O’Neil that he was suspended when he arrived at Tuesday’s SmackDown TV tapings. WWE told him to go home. It’s being reported that he has been suspended for upwards of 90 days.

WWE has removed the WWE Network exclusive video of Bryan’s farewell from Youtube and as well as the WWE Network.

Source: PWInsider

  • Wild Bill

    its called a handshake …

    vince ripped off an entire culture basing John Cena’s “thug life ” character with popular cultural gestures such as this one . titus reached out to shake his hand but caught a 70 year old vince off guard and startled him on tv showing him as fragile

    vince puts a lot of effort into trying to distract people from just how old he really is as 40 year old vince would have made it seem like a work . … 70 year old vince makes it look like an assault …. vince has a deteriorated mind .

  • Hunter_13

    When i saw the title pic, i tought it was Ryback the one that got suspended…

  • Khosrow

    I guess I missed it because I was staring at Lana 😉

  • Armitage Soulshroude

    That didn’t look “playful” at all. I would have done the same thing in Vince’s shoes.

  • D2K

    He wanted some time off. 🙂

  • Hasan

    Yeah wtf was he doing?

  • jedi

    My wife noticed right away & was like thats weird? What was that? Looks like its a suspension!

  • Khosrow

    I think Vince was pissed bc cameras were still on him and Titus showed up his character by jokingly grabbing him. It was a dumb thing to do to the boss. You can’t really be surprised by Vince suspending Titus, even if the rest of the world knows it’s just a huge overreaction to a throw away moment.

  • AmishPatel

    Jesus I noticed that too!

  • Symbiote_X

    I noticed that at the end. I think Vince overacted. I guess there goes his push.