WWE Releases Ten Workers for Drug Policy Violations

United States
August 30, 2007 8:49pm CST
WWE has just released ten workers for violating the Drug Policy. The names of the wrestlers have not been listed, but a few names have come up, including ECW champion Johnny Nitro and Batista. Well this is'nt much of a shock. I think after the Chris Benoit incident we all expected WWE to crack down, I'm kind of surprised it took so long personally. But still I feel this can't be good for WWE. It seems to me this might be the start of the decline of wrestling has we know it. Maybe I'm jumping to conlusions to early, but this can only hurt professional wrestling.
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
31 Aug 07
Sheesh, what else could happen!? I really think this type of lifestyle should be looked at carefully. And yea the Benoit incident is part of this, but it seemed more mental based (again a look at the lifestyle might be needed). I agree Shatter, this could be hard blow for the WWE to shake off, especially if they let people go permanently or if they suspend and the people off duty decide to pack it and leave outright.
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@vega83 (6345)
• Bahrain
1 Sep 07
Well at least it's an answer to the haters, who think that they don't really do these checks and that's it's all just a sham. If wrestlers of the calibre of Batista and Nitro are being effected by it, then at least we know that like in any other sport, illegal steroids are a no-no. But also like in any other sport, there are athletes who will use them too. I do hope that they are just giving a warning though. I did hear in an interview once that if a superstar is caught using, then they are given a warning and psychological help and then the second time around they are suspended for a while and given therapy and go through rehab again and if they are caught the third time then they are let go. I just hope Cena didn't make that list of ten. I wouldn't have Nitro was using. Batista does have the perfect body, so maybe he is using. Don't you have a link or something that I can read this up on?
• United States
1 Sep 07
www.rajah.com is a good place, it has wrestling news of all sorts. Also if you look it up on yahoo I'm sure you could find something, well I think you can anyays. Rajah.com is where I got all my information though.
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@vega83 (6345)
• Bahrain
3 Sep 07
Sure, I'll check it out. I hope it's legit news though, not like one of those rumor sites. That's why I only follow WWE instead of getting false news, thanks for the site, it looks promising.
@Se7enth (170)
• United States
2 Sep 07
OK from what I have read from 1wrestling.com and from the NYDailynews.com the workers listed are clients with Signture Pharmacy Randy Orton, Booker T, Charlie Haas, Edge, Umaga, Shane Helms, John Morrison, William Regal, Santino Marella, And Ken Kennedy. ESPN added the Batista, Chris Masters and Funaki were all former customers of Signiture Pharmacy. All are linked to the investigation with the Albany, NY's D.A.'s investigation on illegal steriod distribution. 7
@kgwat70 (13395)
• United States
31 Aug 07
I did not hear anything about them releasing any wrestlers but from reading the reports they suspended ten wrestlers. They sent out letters to those were guilty and at some point their names will be released to the public. I am not surprised that they had some people guilty of taking steroids or banned substances. Look how big they are these days.