Roman Reigns apologized via social media shortly after WWE announced that he was suspended for 30 days for violating the Wellness Policy. “I apologize to my family, friends and fans for my mistake in violating WWE’s wellness policy,” Reigns wrote. “No excuses. I own it.”
Powell’s POV: There’s no official word regarding what he tested positive for or whether the test results came back prior to Money in the Bank. The timing of the suspension is such that they were able to have him drop the title on Sunday, set up the Battleground pay-per-view main event on Monday, announce the suspension on Tuesday, and still have him eligible to return for the Battleground event on July 24. The policy is written in a way that gives the company flexibility in these situations, so unless the language has changed, it’s possible they knew going into Money in the Bank that he failed a wellness test beforehand and they were within their own rules by allowing him to work MITB and Monday’s Raw.
I apologize to my family, friends and fans for my mistake in violating WWE’s wellness policy. No excuses. I own it.
— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) June 21, 2016