Titus O’Neil served a 60-day suspension for “grabbing” WWE Chairman Vince McMahon off-air following Daniel Bryan’s retirement speech during an episode of Monday Night RAW in February 2016.
But despite “taking ownership” for his actions, O’Neil said he still doesn’t understand why he was suspended during an appearance on Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia.
“I still don’t understand it. I literally put me my hand out and said, ‘Ladies first.’ So I don’t know what the wrong time is to say, ‘Ladies first’ or the right time. It’s water under the bridge. It happened and I took ownership of it regardless if I was right, wrong, or indifferent, or if the situation could have been handled different. It happened. I served my suspension and its over with. It goes back to the fact that I know who I am and I know what I did and I know why I did it and God has rewarded me tenfold.”
Though his logic would make sense in most situations, it’s common sense not to grab your boss in public, especially when that boss is McMahon.
Here’s are two clips of the incident from alternate angles. Judge for yourself:
O’Neil has since revived his character as the manager of “Titus Brand Worldwide,” working alongside the likes of Apollo Crews and Akira Tozawa.