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|Beth Phoenix wrote:|
|The WWE Wellness Policy is such an important part of our company. I am very proud to be a healthy drug-free athlete.|
|I want young female athletes to know you CAN be the best and lead a healthy lifestyle. Make smart choices for your future.|
|- Former WWE referee Jimmy Korderas noted on the Right After Wrestling podcast that WWE recently sent out their annual Wellness Policy letter to former talents reminding them that they can be sent to rehab on WWE's dime.|
Sean Morley bka Val Venis has launched a webbie (the same one in my sig) about prescription drug abuse. http://www.scriptdanger.com/
He did an interiew about the Wellness Policy and other things on this site. Good read.
|New WWE Hall of Famer Road Warrior Animal, who is scheduled to host a Raw live event later this month at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, does not believe that all of WWE's talent is in compliance with the organization's stringent drug testing policy. |
Speaking out to Power Slam magazine days before his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame, Animal was asked about how important the larger-than-life, steroid-enhanced physiques were to the image of The Road Warriors. He was also asked if the team would have been the same force had they debuted in the modern WWE era where performers are drug tested.
"Let's be totally honest with people right now. Look at the guys that are in WWE now. If anybody thinks that everybody there is 100-percent clean, they've got be smoking something," he replied.
"I know they get drug tested and they do catch people, and people do get suspended, but I really don't believe that everybody gets drug tested on the same level. I know the look of a person who looks like they've been on or off steroids."
"When we took them, it was totally legal to carry them on you."
Diana Hart, mother of WWE Superstar David Hart Smith, made a similar claim during an interview three years ago as she wondered whether the same rules were being applied to all of WWE's performers. This was based on WWE waiting close to two months in 2007 to publicize the results of a drug test her son had failed, and taking action only after promoting him to the main roster.
WWE has not issued a suspension related to performance-enhancing drugs in over two and half years—to Dolph Ziggler on October 10, 2008.
|During a recent interview with the Live Audio Wrestling radio show, Kevin Nash stated that he received an email recently in which it was stated that ex-WWE Superstar Lex Luger is now in charge of the company's Wellness Policy. More information on this story as it develops.|
I hope he does well and that others look at his passed mistakes and don't do it.
|Lex Luger recently revealed in an interview with Busted Open that he is working behind the scenes of the WWE on training and health programs as part of WWE's Wellness Policy. |
"I actually work behind the scenes with them now again and with their wellness club, I counsel a lot of their athletes on nutrition, wellness, exercise, and taking care of their bodies Luger said he's able to use his personal experiences having been down a dark path culminating with the death of Miss Elizabeth to instruct the current generation of wrestlers on a better lifestyle.
"That's another thing that WWE is being very proactive now with the Wellness Department and really train these guys with health and nutrition and drug prevention. We're trying to prevent the young guys, this young generation of guys from going down the same path as we did back in the '80s and '90s,"
|WWE Hall of Famer Road Warrior Animal has been removed as the guest host of upcoming live events in Canada due to the perception that he was critical of the company's Wellness Policy in an interview. Animal commented on the matter in a UK magazine interview that was conducted prior to WrestleMania 27, and he feels that a recent headline used by a pro wrestling website took his comments out of context with the goal of generating attention. |
Powell's POV: Animal addressed the issue during a KFAN radio podcast that we were both part of earlier today, which you can access at KFAN.com. He said the issue with WWE has been resolved once he explained what happened, but he will not be appearing on the live events he was originally advertised for. Animal also noted that the UK magazine will be running a followup with additional comments to clear up any confusion.
I haven't been able to read the interview yet, but I do know that Animal was upset with website, which he declined to name publicly because he didn't want to give them attention or credibility. Without having access to the interview, I can't say one way or another whether WWE's reaction was warranted, but I am surprised they pulled him from the shows and, thus, drew more attention to the comments he made.
F4WOnline.com is reporting that WWE has updated its Wellness Policy, and has now placed a ban on the use of what is commonly referred to as "Spice" or "K2," (pictured at right) a synthetic or "fake" marijuana that is designed to simulate the effects of smoking marijuana.
The drug is currently legal in most of the United States, however, due to increasing concern for the synthetic, it's quickly becoming a "drug of concern" for the Drug Enforcement Agency, and has therefore been made illegal in some states.
New of this Wellness Policy update has reportedly rubbed some of locker room the wrong way, as several WWE talents began to use the "fake marijuana" when WWE banned the real drug last year.
Seeing as it's legal is kind of odd that they are banning it. But with the DEA saying stuff about it, I can see why they'd ban it.
Sin Cara has been suspended.
More on it:
|Earlier today, we reported that WWE Smackdown star Sin Cara has been suspended from WWE for 30 days due to a violation of the Wellness Policy. |
PWInsider.com is reporting that the suspension was known about as early as June 20th, however it's just now being announced. Sin Cara reportedly tested positive for anabolic steroids.
Additionally, although the suspension is for 30 days, F4WOnline.com is reporting that there is a possibility Sin Cara will NOT be brought back to WWE TV when his suspension has been lifted.
- Courtesy of PWInsider.com, here is the transcript of Sin Cara's interview with Mexican newspaper The Record this past week. It should be pointed out that The Record originally quoted Cara as stating that WWE told him he would be suspended due to politics in the company, but in the actual interview audio, Cara did not say that.
The Record:Are you surprised by this situation?
Sin Cara: Why did they suspend me? They haven't told me anything.
Record: How did you find out?
Cara: I found out just now.
Record: What do you think happened? You're one of the guys who has had a lot of success there.
Cara: I'm going to talk to them to find out what's going on because they told me [wait] until tomorrow.
Record: You're talking with them tomorrow to clear this up? How has this affected you?
Cara: Well yeah, they haven't told me anything bad. This hasn't affected me because they would have told me something.
Record: Why did they suspend you?
Cara: I don't know. What happened is I have pain and I injected something, I think it caused the test to be positive, they didn't tell me anything. Supposedly steroids but lots of medications have steroids.
Record: What body part did you inject? Is this some type of injury?
Cara: It's an injection I normally get in Mexico.
Record: Oh so something you've done previously? What body part?
Cara: My knee.
Record: The same one that's been giving you small problems here and there?
Record: So you're going to meet them and get more information.
Record: Do you have a date on when you'll be back?
Cara:No, like I said they haven't told me anything, I just found out but I'd like to know. They told me not to worry about anything, nothing is going on, that we'd talk tomorrow, that's all they told me. I think until I talk to them tomorrow I'll know what's going on.
Record: Do you have a message for your fans?
Cara: Thanks for their support, the fans know I'm not a drug addict, much less am I taking anything. I'm not sure what happened, it looks like it was from the medication, let's wait and see what happens. Because my body doesn't really look like it's on steroids, If this were a drug thing they would have fired me. I've very grateful for the public's support and we'll wait and see what happens.
-Lords Of Pain