Wednesday morning brought with it worrying rumors concerning top WWE Superstar Roman Reigns and an alleged failed drugs test.
The speculation originally surfaced on Reddit where one poster, claiming to be a legitimate WWE source, claimed that Brock Lesnar's Monday Night RAW no show came about after he learnt that Reigns had not been suspended despite failing a drugs test.
The WWE, such was the furore surrounding the accusations, have today moved to kill the rumor in its tracks - flatly denying there is any truth behind the story.
WrestlingInc is reporting that an official WWE representative, having been contacted by the publication to comment on the Reigns speculation, told them that it was "absolutely false."
The latest development, although not coming on the official WWE website or via Vince McMahon himself, will be great news for Roman Reigns fans. Had there been any truth in a failed Reigns drugs test, and a subsequent WWE failure to act inline with their suspension policy, it would have brought a whole new level of scrutiny to the under fire character.
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Instead, with the rumor looking likely to have been a fake, many are now turning on the original poster - claiming it was simply yet another attempt to discredit Reigns - a man who some of the WWE Universe increasingly love to hate.
The now debunked rumor began late on Tuesday evening when THIS MESSAGE was posted on Reddit.
In it, the poster claims that Brock Lesnar had stormed off from Monday Night RAW after learning backstage that McMahon and co were not going to suspend Roman Reigns after allegedly failing a drug's test on the Monday morning.
Clearly this was simply a fan looking to stir up trouble. And while it may worked for a few hours, the WWE have come down hard to deny the allegations.
As for why Lesnar did not take part in RAW, that remains a question yet to be answered.
What do you think WWE fans? Could there be any truth, and why are some people so keen to destroy Roman Reigns WWE career? Let us know in the comments section below...
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