Roman Reigns’ Scandalous Suspension, From the Doghouse to the Main Event Spotlight

When it comes to WWE superstars, there’s no bigger name right now than Roman Reigns. He’s been on a record-breaking reign as the Undisputed Universal WWE Champion for nearly two years, and he’s riding high. But let’s not forget, even the golden child of WWE isn’t immune to a little scandal.

Back in 2016, Roman Reigns was WWE’s chosen one, their poster child, and the heir to John Cena’s throne. He had it all – consecutive WrestleMania main events and multiple WWE World Heavyweight Championship reigns. Sure, the fans weren’t all thrilled about it, but WWE was committed to pushing him to the moon.

Reigns’s big moment came at WrestleMania 32 when he faced Triple H. Let’s just say it wasn’t a wrestling masterpiece, but it seemed like he might be finding his groove as champion after some impressive title defenses against AJ Styles.

The boos were still raining down on him, but fans were starting to respect his in-ring skills.

The Bombshell Suspension

Right after a showdown at Extreme Rules, Seth Rollins ambushed Reigns, setting up a blockbuster championship feud.

Fans expected Reigns to come out on top, but shockingly, he lost clean. Two days later, the bombshell dropped – Reigns had been suspended by WWE for 30 days due to a Wellness Policy Violation.

Roman Reigns
Roman Reigns

Now, you might think this would derail his career, but WWE had plans for him, including a championship match at the Battleground PPV. That didn’t sit well with some fans who thought Reigns was getting special treatment despite the suspension.

At Battleground, the dream match between Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Reigns didn’t have the build-up it deserved, thanks to Reigns’s absence. The monumental showdown turned into a lackluster event overshadowed by the scandal.

When Reigns returned after his suspension, WWE barely mentioned his absence. He didn’t reclaim the WWE Championship, and he spent the next six months away from the title scene.

Others like Finn Balor and Kevin Owens got their shot at the top. But don’t worry, this scandal didn’t keep Reigns down for long. He eventually returned to the main event, facing The Undertaker at WrestleMania 33, and he hasn’t looked back since.

Roman Reigns isn’t the first WWE superstar to face suspension and come back stronger. Stars like Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, Edge, and Kurt Angle have all violated the Wellness Policy but went on to have legendary careers. Since then, Reigns has been on a clean streak with no suspensions or scandals.

So, even the top dog of WWE had his fair share of controversy, but he’s proven that a scandal won’t keep him down.

Reigns’s journey from suspension to superstardom is just one more chapter in the drama-filled world of professional wrestling.

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