Steve Austin Says Titus O'Neil Grabbing Vince Was "Completely Inappropriate"

WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin has weighed in on Titus O’Neil’s controversial suspension from WWE for unexpectedly grabbing Vince McMahon’s arm on RAW. On his podcast, the WWE Hall of Famer said that while O’Neil’s actions were inappropriate, a 60-day suspension was “overreacting.”

“Vince is 70 [years old] right now and that was a serious moment for him. He was totally in character. He cares about Daniel Bryan. He gets jerked pretty forcibly over there to Titus O’Neil and it was completely inappropriate,” Austin said. “This may be pro wrestling/sports entertainment, whatever you want to call it, but that was a serious moment. It’s not a time to be shucking and jiving out there, so lay some type of punishment down. Fine him, this, that, or whatever. I don’t know. Something was appropriate, but when I started hearing the racism things, I was like, ‘I’ve got to roll my eyes and I’ve got to call complete and utter bulls–t in this one.’”

“If you’re going to suspend somebody, I think 30 [days should suffice]. I think 60 [days] is still a little overreacting. Did something need to happen, a come to Jesus meeting or a stern talking to backstage? Something [needed] to happen because I do believe it was inappropriate. It was the wrong person, at the wrong time.”

You can listen to his whole podcast here.

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