Why WWE were right not to release Titus O'Neil

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Titus O'Neil has certainly not been in WWE's good books as of late, but WWE has also not been in the fan's good books following the company's treatment of him.

One week ago, following a very emotional episode of Monday Night Raw which saw Daniel Bryan announce his retirement, Titus O'Neil found himself in hot water at the end of the show.

As Bryan was exiting the arena via the ramp, WWE's CEO Vince McMahon went to follow him and as he did, O'Neil held McMahon back in a humorous way, indicating that McMahon should let his daughter Stephanie, walk through first.


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McMahon however, failed to see the funny side of O'Neil's actions and consequently issued him with a 90-day suspension for his actions.

Wrong reaction

It is difficult to believe that it has only been seven days since the incident occurred, seeing as it has generated so much unnecessary criticism from those in charge at WWE.

As What Culture has reported, it has become known that Vince McMahon actually wanted to fire O'Neil following what happened on Raw, but was talked out of it by Triple H and Joey Mercury.

This news will be somewhat welcoming to members of the WWE Universe, who found O'Neil's ban a strong enough punishment, meaning that an instant dismissal would have unquestionably been too far.

The opinions of the WWE Universe play an important part when it comes to decisions like these being made, as the backlash which the company received following the announcement of O'Neil's suspension, appears to have seen it reduced by 30 days.

Good guy

What is perhaps even more infuriating about this occurrence, in particular, is that it involved a WWE superstar who is considered to be so well-respected and liked by so many who work for the company.

Titus O'Neil would not intentionally mean any harm to anyone, least of all the most important person within WWE.

It is for this reason that having Vince McMahon's reaction to so easily be firing such a harmless wrestler, is somewhat worrying.

McMahon is the boss of the company, but if this does not also mean looking after his talent, this could be just one of many examples as to why the talent which makes up the WWE roster should be extremely cautious in the future.

Ultimately, whilst Titus O'Neil was not completely innocent, the punishment which he is currently enduring is unquestionably harsh, and seeing him depart the company altogether because of something so minor, would be simply wrong. 

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