Roman Reigns has officially been suspended by WWE for his first violation of the organisation's Talent Wellness Program.
WWE announced on Tuesday that Reigns, real name Joe Anoa`i, has been suspended for 30 days.
The organisation are yet to release the full details over the suspension, but it's safe to say that it's news that would have stunned the WWE Universe.
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Reigns had, of course, been WWE's champion over the course of the last few months but lost his title to Seth Rollins during Sunday's pay-per-view at Money in the Bank.
Rollins was beaten moments later, however, as Dean Ambrose cashed in his money in the bank briefcase.
The aforementioned trio were, however, gearing up for a triple threat main event at the upcoming Battleground PPV, but Shane McMahon and co. will now have to change their plans after suspending Reigns.
Unsurprisingly, Reigns has already a statement following his suspension. The 31-year-old took to Twitter to apologise and insisted that he doesn't have an excuse for his actions.
Reigns tweeted: "I apologize to my family, friends and fans for my mistake in violating WWE’s wellness policy. No excuses. I own it."
But where does this leave WWE? Reigns, of course, has been the face of the company recently and this bombshell will certainly have a negative impact on his career.
Of course, opinion is split over the superstar and this isn't exactly going to help his cause as a 'face'.
With Reigns set to be absent over the course of the next month, it's now likely that new champion Ambrose will face former Shield partner Rollins at the next PPV.
It's certainly going to be an interesting period for all involved and Reigns will have it all to do in the pursuit of redemption.
What do you make of the shocking news? Have your say below!
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