Titus O'Neil got some bittersweet news Wednesday as he learned that his absence from WWE has gone from 90 days to 60 days.
The 38-year-old O'Neil was originally suspended for 90 days following "unprofessional conduct" stemming from his grabbing Vince McMahon in what appeared to be a playful manner on Monday night. The grab happened just as the wrestlers were dispersing at the end of the Daniel Bryan retirement segment. The 70-year-old McMahon, unaware, reacted by shoving O'Neil.
Upon arriving in Portland, Oregon, Tuesday for the Smackdown tapings, O'Neil was told that he was being sent home for 90 days. Sources within WWE have said that at some point Wednesday, the duration was cut. However, the 60 day suspension would still mean he would miss WrestleMania in Dallas, TX.
O'Neil was just named "Celebrity Dad of the Year" in the Mega Dad Awards which was promoted on WWE TV frequently.