Titus O’Neil’s WWE suspension has been shortened from 90 days to 60 days. That decision was made sometime yesterday, PWInsider.com was told.

O’Neil was suspended after he went to grab Vince McMahon on stage during the end of the Bryan Danielson retirement speech. McMahon shoved him away in a scene that was quietly deleted off the footage on the WWE Network. The suspension story, first reported on PWInsider.com, became a huge story in the last 24 hours with a number of mainstream outlets including Forbes and The New York Post picking it up and it becoming a top trending story on Facebook.

O’Neil will now return to the company in mid-April, so he’ll be off TV until after Wrestlemania 32.

WWE responded to The New York Post‘s coverage of the Titus O’Neil suspension, stating that racism played no part in the company suspending O’Neil.  The company issued a statement to the Post, noting, “The suspension of Titus O’Neil had nothing to do with race and everything to do with unprofessional conduct.”

To back their claims, WWE offered The Post a copy of a text O’Neil sent to the company after being suspended that read, “I feel like sh** now so if you have to let me go, I understand. Stupid mistake.”

To check out their coverage, click here.

Dave Bautista, who was directly responsible for WWE signing Titus O’Neil wrote on Twitter that he called O’Neil today and told him to ask WWE to release him from his contract.

Titus O’Neil has not responded publicly to his suspension, but did retweet the following from WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley:

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