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WWE reduces Titus O'Neil's suspension to 60 days

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WWE confirmed earlier today that Titus O'Neil was suspended for 90 days for an interaction with Vince McMahon following Daniel Bryan's retirement speech on Raw this week. The response to this was near universal scorn, due to the fact that the punishment seemed to far outweigh the crime. That included Batista outright telling O'Neil to ask for his release.

Now, the New York Post is reporting his suspension has been reduced to 60 days, though it's not clear if that's in response to the backlash the company received for its initial decision.

They also addressed claims that his suspension had anything to do with race:

"The suspension of Titus O'Neil had nothing to do with race and everything to do with unprofessional conduct," they said in a statement.

The company claimed O'Neil even "acknowledged the gravity of his mistake" in a text message.

"I feel like sh** now so if you have to let me go, I understand. Stupid mistake," he wrote, according to WWE.

This still likely means O'Neil will miss WrestleMania.