The WWE Holiday Tour is a busy time of year for the organization and its main roster of talent with fans expecting entertaining shows in packed out arenas night after night.
It appears though that one WWE Superstar will be missing for this hectic period with reports today suggesting that Heath Slater has been replaced on the tour by fellow wrestler Tyler Breeze.
This has led to much speculation within the WWE Universe with many, including Nick Paglino of WrestleZone, noting that the WWE's decision to drop Slater may well have been made in order to allow the three-time Tag Team Champion time off to deal with legal issues stemming from an arrest warrant issued earlier this month.
As we reported several weeks ago, an arrest warrant was issued for Slater in December in relation to an alleged assault he carried out at an official WWE party.
Corrine Oliver, working as security at the party, has accused the WWE Superstar of placing her in a chokehold before trying to pull her into an elevator.
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In the immediate aftermath Slater took to Twitter to claim his innocence but the wrestler has not been heard from since, and indeed hasn't taken to the ring since the 25th of November.
With Slater now looking likely to extend his stay away from the WWE well into 2015 it certainly seems like he, and the WWE, are taking the allegations seriously.
While it is likely the wrestler has been given the time off to act on the situation there remains a possibility that his exclusion from the WWE Holiday Tour may be a punishment of sorts from the WWE.
The company did after all say at the time the warrant was issued that they would "take the appropriate action" once all details had emerged.
The WWE is yet to officially announce the reason for Slater's upcoming absence but it is certainly not the way the wrestler would have envisaged finishing his 2014.