Did Vince McMahon want to cover up Roman Reigns' wellness violation?

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It made headlines last week when the WWE suspended their golden boy Roman Reigns for 30 days after he violated their wellness policy.

Reigns isn't the first superstar to suffer this fate but he is arguably the most high profile and impactful.

The cover up that never happened?

News that Reigns had been suspended was met with some delight from sections of the WWE Universe, but questions from everywhere.


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The predominant question was what does this mean for Battleground - where Reigns was meant to participate in a triple threat match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

But rather than that, fans had to ask how long had the WWE known about his violation?

The rumours are that their knowledge of the Reigns issue actually predated his match with Seth Rollins at Money in the Bank.

While Reigns has now been suspended, reports have claimed that it was only applied because news of his violation broke before Money in the Bank.

It sounds like Vince McMahon was actually planning on not suspending Reigns and instead, having his punishment be losing the title to Seth Rollins cleanly.

Reigns was pinned without any outside factors and it really was a result that shocked the fans - for a few second before Dean Ambrose came out to cash in his newly won Money in the Bank briefcase.

Is it possible that McMahon was that protective of Reigns that he would have covered up his policy violation?

The Aftermath

Following the news that Reigns had been suspended, he took to Twitter to address the issue.

Reigns has been credited for his handling of the situation and his suspension was even discussed on Monday's episode of RAW.

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