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Roman Reigns, who was WWE World Hvt. champion as of Sunday, has been suspended for a Wellness Policy violation.
WWE announced Tuesday afternoon that Reigns has been suspended 30 days effective immediately (June 21).
Reigns wrestled a #1 contender’s match Monday night on Raw, setting up Reigns’s inclusion in a WWE Title match at the Battleground PPV on July 24.
Reigns will presumably remain in the title match since the PPV is more than 30 days after the suspension date.
WWE did not disclose when the Wellness Policy violation was known. PWTorch has now learned that WWE did know about the suspension before the PPV, prompting the decision to have Reigns drop the WWE Title to Seth Rollins, who then lost it to Dean Ambrose.
A big question is how WWE handles Reigns’s inclusion in The Draft taking place within the 30-day window on Tuesday, July 19. (Read More: Top 5 Questions on the Suspension)
Reigns acknowledged his suspension on Twitter, saying that he made a mistake and he owns the suspension.
“I apologize to my family, friends and fans for my mistake in violating WWE’s wellness policy. No excuses. I own it,” Reigns tweeted.
I apologize to my family, friends and fans for my mistake in violating WWE’s wellness policy. No excuses. I own it.
— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) June 21, 2016