When news broke regarding Roman Reigns' 30-day suspension for violating the WWE's Wellness Policy, much of the talk was about how it would affect his in-ring situation.
Having already been stripped of the now re-named WWE Championship by Vince McMahon, The Big Dog could potentially struggle to regain his position atop the main roster ladder when he comes back at Battleground.
You might think that would be punishment enough but, as reported by a number of sources today, what could be more of a pressing concern for Reigns is the large amount of money he is missing out on as he sits on the sidelines.
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As reported by WrestleZone, before his suspension Reigns was all set to headline a number of live events and house shows over the coming weeks.
Even if he hadn't been the title holder during these events, he would still have been involved in the top matches and been paid accordingly.
Per today's reports, now that he's been banned from performing at any of the events until his suspension comes to an end on July 21, the three-time World Champion is going to lose out on around $100,000.
Even with money still coming in from WWE royalties and the sale of his merchandise during his time out, losing a six-figure sum of money is never a position anyone wants to be in.
There is, though, at least one silver lining for The Big Dog. With his ban coming to an end just a few days before the Battleground pay-per-view, and the Superstar still set to compete in the triple-threat match for the title, he won't have to say goodbye to a big PPV pay day.
Whichever way you look at it, July is looking like a tough month for Reigns. After missing out on $100,000, his return to in-ring action isn't exactly touted as having huge potential.
With Dean Ambrose gaining huge support during his run with the belt, and Seth Rollins also considered a good option to have the title, Reigns has seen his status fall in recent weeks. Battleground is unlikely to change that.
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