According to PWI, Titus O’Neil was sent home from Tuesday night’s Smackdown tapings in Portland, Oregon, and suspended for “unprofessional conduct” following a strange incident after Monday’s Raw went off the air.
If you caught Daniel Bryan’s retirement celebration, you may have seen it. After Bryan said his goodbyes and returned to the back, the assembled talent out to help him celebrate began to file to the back, as well. As Vince McMahon walked by, Titus grabbed McMahon’s arm in what’s being described as a “playful, physical way.” McMahon shoved him, and the show went off the air. Here it is in GIF form, as it’s been scrubbed from all replays and Dot Com videos. Pay close attention to Lana’s, “What just happened, are we still on?” face:
Titus: “Hey, we need to talk about me losing to Adam Rose”
Vince: “I DON’T KNOW WHO THAT IS, LET GO OF ME DAMMIT”
The incident didn’t look serious during the live broadcast, and many fans assumed it was a playful interaction between the two. Apparently not, as O’Neil’s suspension is reportedly for “upwards of 90 days,” meaning he’ll be missing WrestleMania. We’ll keep you updated if any additional information drops, but until then, please watch that GIF on loop and try to figure out what the hell’s going on.