World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has continued to crack down on inappropriate touching with the suspension of Bayley, after the inspirational female wrestler warmly hugged company chairman Vince McMahon.
The bubbly Bayley, an unabashed “hugger,” reportedly embraced McMahon when the sports-entertainment impresario made an impromptu visit to Florida’s Full Sail University to see what his son-in-law keeps talking about.
“I couldn’t help myself,” Bayley later tweeted. “Mr. McMahon is just such a huggable, squeezable, smooshable teddybear. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.”
Bayley’s suspension comes on the heels of a similar disciplinary action against Titus O’Neil, who apparently grabbed McMahon (and, according to several witnesses, gave him a “purple nurple”) when the WWE roster gathered onstage to salute a retiring Daniel Bryan.
According to backstage sources, McMahon is “laying down the law” on unprofessional conduct such as touching, sneezing, yawning, chewing gum, and blowing up limousines.
[UPDATE: Bayley’s suspension has already been lifted, since McMahon was informed that getting hugged by Bayley makes him the envy of millions of men worldwide. Bayley is now scheduled to face Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania.]