Roman Reigns Suspended by Vince McMahon After Brock Lesnar Comments on WWE Raw

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistMarch 13, 2018

MIAMI, FL- SEPTEMBER 01: Roman Reigns looks on during the WWE Smackdown on September 1, 2015 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Ron ElkmanSports Imagery/Getty Images)
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Roman Reigns may be one of WWE's biggest stars, but the three-time world champion isn't beyond reproach in the eyes of WWE chairman Vince McMahon.

McMahon announced Monday night on Raw that Reigns is temporarily suspended, which WWE shared on Twitter:


You heard it from the boss himself @VinceMcMahon... @BrockLesnar WILL be at #RAW next week, and @WWERomanReigns is...temporarily suspended?! https://t.co/2Uat2b8FSV

McMahon had grown angry with Reigns' comments earlier in the night. Reigns was critical of the fact WWE universal champion Brock Lesnar wasn't in attendance for Raw. He added that he thought the fact Lesnar gets to play by special rules was disrespectful and took his concerns personally to McMahon behind the scenes:


#UniversalChampion @BrockLesnar once again did not show up to Monday Night #RAW, and @WWERomanReigns wants answers from @VinceMcMahon! https://t.co/c7dl4iZkBU

While Reigns is suspended for the time being, the punishment is unlikely to jeopardize his match against Lesnar for the WWE Universal Championship on April 8 at WrestleMania 34.