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Evan Bourne suspended for 60 days after second WWE Wellness policy violation

Well, this explains a lot.

When Air Boom, Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston, were made to lose the tag team championships at a house show in Oakland this past Sunday night (Jan. 15, 2012), we originally thought it was simply WWE punishing Bourne for his reaction to his 30 day suspension for smoking Spice.

Then rumors were swirling that Kingston was blabbing to the dirt sheets and the tag team looked dead in the water. As soon as they lost their titles at the house show it looked set in stone. Then on Raw last night they were made to job in the rematch to Epico and Primo in a two minute match that looked like a glorified squash.

Now we know why.

Bourne has failed another Wellness policy test and has been suspended for 60 days, per the WWE Corporate website:

In accordance with its Talent Wellness Program, WWE (NYSE:WWE) has suspended Matthew Korklan (Evan Bourne®) for 60 days effective Tuesday, January 17 for his second violation of the company's policy.

There were rumblings that something was going to happen today regarding Bourne's future with WWE, be it his outright release or something that would get him off TV for a while.

60 days is a while, right?

It should be most interesting to see the reaction to all this from Bourne, Kingston and everyone else involved here. Especially if we find out he was smoking Spice again with another wrestler higher on the card and that wrestler doesn't get suspended for another three weeks.

So much for rebuilding the tag team division, huh? If Epico and Primo are heel tag champs, who is the babyface team to oppose them? The Usos?

UPDATE -- Bourne reacts to the news on his Twitter account:

"Sorry y'all. Sometimes we become our own worst enemy."

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