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Titus O'Neil won't leave WWE, 'I've never quit on anything in my entire life'

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We should be under 30 days to the return of Titus O'Neil, controversially suspended by WWE for his on-stage interaction with Vince McMahon following Daniel Bryan's retirement ceremony on the Feb. 8 edition of Raw.

Debate over his actions, and the company's response, seems to have died down for the most part. But it's something O'Neil will likely be fielding questions about for the rest of his career. So while we begin to wonder how he'll be re-introduced on television - and how fans will receive him - here's a head start on how those Q & As are going to go.

Rapzilla caught up with the former tag team champion for an interview, and as has been the indication up to now, O'Neil is avoiding the whirlwind of opinion, focusing on taking ownership of his action and looking forward:

I always believe in all things there's always positives in it. I made a mistake at an inopportune time. Regardless if it was too harsh or overreacting or whatever people have deemed it, it all stems from my mistake. Whether I agree with it or not, I am owning it. I'm doing what I'd normally do in any other situation.

What are those positives? Unsurprisingly for his fans, it's a chance to be an example of faith and service for a larger audience:

People who probably weren't interested in me as a WWE superstar, are now interested in me as a man and a father...I'll just take this punishment just like everything else, take a lemon and make lemonade.

His great friend and vocal supporter, Dave Bautista, had advised him to walk away from the company. But while he knows he has options, it doesn't sound like he ever really considered it.

They're right. I can go and coach, I can do a lot of stuff, but at the end of the day, I've never quit on anything in my entire life.

And the major reason he wouldn't quit is because of the example that would set for others, particularly his two sons:

'If that guy can get through that, I can get through what I'm going through,'

I don't have a quit button in me.

I've been homeless, I've been beaten, I've been lied to, I've been persecuted more ways than one and I'm still here. There's nothing in this world that can stop me from what God has called me to do.

Check out the whole interview - Titus' story is pretty remarkable, and while I've been critical of him as an in-ring performer in the past, it's easy to see why Bautista and others think WWE should push him to the moon.

What do you expect or hope to see when his suspension is up after WrestleMania?

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