As seen on last night’s Monday Night RAW, WWE Intercontinental Champion Roman Reigns retained his title over Samoa Joe via DQ Loss. Reigns mercilessly beat Joe up, completely ignoring the referee’s attempts to stop the brawl and instead shoved him away and continued the beat up.
The WWE released an official statement regarding Reigns’ actions and have “fined” him a penalty of $5000. Here’s the statement released by the WWE:
Roman Reigns receives $5,000 fine for shoving official on Raw
Intercontinental Champion Roman Reigns has been fined $5,000 for shoving referee John Cone during his title defense against Samoa Joe on Raw last night, WWE.com can confirm.
The incident occurred after Reigns backed Joe into the corner of the ring and continued to attack him past the official’s count. When Cone attempted to intercede, Reigns shoved him aside to continue his attack. The champion was subsequently disqualified, though he kept his title as a result of champion’s advantage.