Evan Bourne has been pulled from a scheduled January 28, 2012 signing at Best Buy in St. Louis, Missouri to promote Royal Rumble because of his second WWE Wellness Policy violation and 60-day suspension from WWE. Bourne will be replaced by his tag team partner Kofi Kingston.
Bourne’s Wellness violation was discovered some time last week and was the reason why WWE decided to have Air Boom drop the WWE Tag Team Championship to Primo & Epico at last Sunday’s live event from the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.
It was no accident that Bourne was scripted to take the pinfall on Sunday and again on Monday. He already had a considerable amount of backstage heat prior to his second Wellness failure and many feel his future in the company is currently very bleak. There are also people that feel Bourne isn’t taking his suspension seriously and learned nothing from his first violation late last year.