Yesterday news broke that the WWE had suspended Superstar Titus O'Neil for 90 days after he appeared to grab Vince McMahon's arm during this week's Monday Night Raw.
It now appears, however, that the WWE has backtracked a little with regards to the severity of the veteran wrestler's punishment.
As reported by Dave Meltzer, via NoDQ, O'Neil's suspension has been reduced from 90 to 60 days.
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Having informed the Superstar that he would be barred for 90 days during Wednesday night's SmackDown taping, it is unclear why the organization has so quickly reduced the punishment.
Despite the reduction, however, O'Neil will still miss WrestleMania 32. With the suspension coming into force yesterday, the 60 day enforced absence would only come to an end on April 12 - almost one-and-a-half-weeks after this year's 'Mania event.
The incident in question, seen below, is hardly the most outrageous misdemeanor a wrestler has, or could, carry out and some have questioned whether a suspension was really necessary.
Others, though, have speculated that Vince and the WWE hierarchy have used O'Neil in order to set an example to other stars that acting out of line will only land them in trouble.
Ultimately, whatever O'Neil's reason for grabbing McMahon's arm during Daniel Bryan's retirement ceremony, it was a foolish thing to do considering the WWE CEO's well-known volatile nature. Even with his suspension having been reduced today, he has paid a big price for his actions.
WWE fans: Do you think the suspension is fair? Why did O'Neil even grab McMahon? Have your say in the comments below...
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