Earlier this week, the WWE suspended Titus O'Neil after he appeared to grab Vince McMahon's arm on Monday Night Raw after Daniel Bryan's retirement speech.
O'Neil tugged at McMahon following Daniel Bryan's post-Raw retirement celebration as the show was going off the air, which led to the WWE to suspend the superstar for unprofessional conduct.
The former Florida Gator was suspended by the company originally for 90 days, but this has since been reduced to 60. Either way, there are a lot of people who are not happy with the ruling.
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Some people have brought the WWE into question, stating that the suspension of O'Neil is in fact, racially motivated, but the WWE has denied this in recent statements.
The former Prime Time Players tag team member has received support by many fans including WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley, and one of his good friends and former WWE superstar Batista. Batista has even gone as far as to advising O'Neil to part ways with the WWE over the matter.
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He said in a tweet when he was asked to call WWE headquarters to defend his friend: "I did something better! I called @TitusONeilWWE and told him to ask to be released. #onelife"
Titus has since apologized for his actions and realized how idiotic they were, he is still suspended for 60 days, meaning he will miss WreslteMania later this year, the biggest event on the WWE's calendar.
The former tag team champion has also said he would understand if the WWE lets him go. The incident isn't exactly one that you would have thought would cause the company to issue such a harsh punishment, as you can see in the video below.
There have been some reports that have stated O'Neil was suspended for his actions in order to make an example to the rest of the locker room, as too many superstars are messing around rather than acting professionally.
The hope is that this doesn't affect any further push for Titus in the WWE, otherwise, he may as well follow Batista's advice and ask to be released. He has the build, and with a little bit a promo work, he can become a top guy in any wrestling company.
At the end of the day, it appears the former Florida Gator has learned his lesson, and hopefully, it does send a message to the rest of the locker room to not mess around despite how harsh the punishment actually is.
However, you have to stop and think. If someone like John Cena or The Rock had done the same thing O'Neil did on this week's Raw, would they have been suspended this severely as well? Probably not.
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