Ryback Says Titus O'Neil Tried To Tackle Vince McMahon

Ryback recently provided some insight on Titus O'Neil's suspension from WWE earlier this year.

WWE suspended O'Neil back in February for what was described as unprofessional conduct after he and WWE Chairman Vince McMahon got into a tussle as Raw went off the air. Ryback discussed the suspension of O'Neil on the latest episode of his podcast, Conversations With The Big Guy. Ryback, who has changed his legal name to Ryback Reeves, talked about how McMahon had a habit of trying to sneak up behind people and apply submission holds.

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"Vince was like that, by the way. He'd try to come behind people and try to f--king get them, like, legitimately. There [have] been many times he would come up behind me and bump me and I'd turn around, like, f--king pissed," Ryback recalled. "And I know Titus O'Neil took it too far and would come and tackle him sometimes."

The incident in question occurred on the episode of Raw that ended with Daniel Bryan announcing his retirement from in-ring competition. The entire WWE roster came out to show respect for Bryan after the announcement, and McMahon and O'Neil made physical contact on the ramp as the WWE Chairman was leaving the ramp. O'Neil originally was suspended for 90 days, though the suspension ultimately was reduced to 60 days. 

A former member of the University of Florida football team, O'Neil remains under WWE contract as a lower-card heel on the Raw roster.

Ryback's tenure with WWE officially ended this summer, but his last in-ring appearance came on the kickoff show for the Payback pay-per-view.


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