WWE News: Suspended Roman Reigns advertised for triple threat match at Battleground
Technically, his suspension will end before the PPV
Personal opinions aside, Roman Reigns’ suspension wrenched the whole IWC by the collar and forced its attention. The former WWE World Heavyweight Champion came out and admitted on Twitter his violation of the Wellness Policy.
A first-time offence carries with it a 30-day suspension, so technically, Roman Reigns isn’t discounted from the main event of WWE Battleground. The PPV will be held on July 24th and that falls outside the penalty period. Furthermore, Reigns hasn’t been removed from the graphics for the triple threat match, as evidenced by this promo which aired on this week’s tapings of SmackDown:
Needless to say, Reigns’ suspension precludes his participation from WWE Live Events on Friday, July 22nd in Newark, Delaware, Saturday, July 23rd in Wildwood, New Jersey and one on the same night in Salisbury, Maryland.
The Reigns vs Rollins match at WWE’s Madison Square Garden gig on July 16th is now crossed out, but more importantly, so is his presence at the WWE Draft on July 19th . It was said on Wrestling Observer Radio that the top brass knew of the violation before Money In The Bank and the creation of the match at Battleground.