WWE responded to the New York Post in a new article posted by the newspaper on Wednesday night about claims made by fans that race played a part in their decision to suspend Titus O’Neil on Wednesday for unprofessional conduct. 

“The suspension of Titus O’Neil had nothing to do with race and everything to do with unprofessional conduct.”

WWE also passed over a text message made by O’Neil on Wednesday after the news of his suspension broke to back up their response, saying the following:

“I feel like sh** now so if you have to let me go, I understand. Stupid mistake.”

O’Neil was originally suspended for 90 days by WWE, but it was changed to 60 days by the end of Wednesday night. 

NYPost.com: Fans call Vince McMahon a racist for suspending black wrestler