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Originally posted by King Razor King Razor wrote:

All good things there and its about time. However I feel like WWE would rather keep a clean slate and release and not help the talent. Look at Umaga they knew he had a problem and rather than help him they just kicked him out the door. Then to make matters worse when he dies there is no mention on any wwe programs of him. A really shame.
 
* They offered him help but he was an ungrateful bastard who might as well have told Vince to go fuck himself when he turned it down.
 
* Short of babysitting a grown man by forcing him into rehab WWE couldn't have done anything.
 
* WWE are not responsible for a grown man who can't look after himself.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JohnKy75 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07/January/2011 at 23:42

The wellness policy will only work if the guys that need help want to help himself. I have no sympathy for anybody that doesnt want to get off anything they are on, especially when there is help available to them. I know someone in my own family thats like this and its everybodies fault but thier own...I have no use for them so no the policy wont work unless someone wants the help otherwise it works fine.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jeffhardysgirl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07/January/2011 at 23:53
plenty of wrestlers in the past have taken the help that WWE have given them and came back fighting, but if they are offered help and they dont take, what can WWE do?

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Quote After a fan commented to Ted DiBiase on Twitter last night about how WWE doesn't drug test under the WWE Wellness Policy, DiBiase responded with the following:

"We r Randomly tested just about every month. We have a very extensive wellness policy. And there is a "3 strikes you're gone" policy as well. Sorry, for the banter everyone. But I won't pass up the opportunity to defend our company especially on that issue."

Got to be worth some kinda push to him that he's gone public in sticking up for the image of the company he works for.

These random tests are clearly working because nobody gets a strike nowadays.

Goldust in his autobiography also credits the Wellness for getting his life back on track.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote John The Baptist Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08/January/2011 at 10:45
I cant remember who the last guy to get suspended was, maybe Rey or Regal. So its been at least one full yr without any Wellness fails, they must be doing something right.
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Quote Pwtorch.com, is reporting that former WWE Main Eventer and WCW Champion Lex Luger is working backstage for the WWE. His role is to enforce the Wellness Policy by counseling the younger wrestlers on health, nutrition and exercise.

Luger was on Sirius/XM talk show Busted Open, where he revealed his thoughts on WWE's policies versus TNA's "questionable" product.

Lex is able to utilize his personal experiences with drug abuse and help others stay on the right path. He stated in the interview that "The WWE has been proactive now with the Wellness Department and really train these guys with health and nutrition and drug prevention."

He added,"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."

When asked about his longtime friend Sting defending the TNA product, Luger said; "I tuned in to a couple of their shows recently and there is definitely some questionable content."

The question was obviously based on Sting's Christian beliefs, as many fans have questioned how Sting could feel so strongly about WWE's programming yet work for the edgier TNA.

Choosing Luger as a counselor seems to be a smart move by the WWE, especially, since he has cleaned up and knows what drugs can do to your system. Luger embodied the 80's muscle head wrestler; sadly his body deteriorated due to his drug use.

However, if he continues on this path, he can help prevent future wrestlers from suffering the same fate.



Well considering Lex looks like shit nowadays, I think that'll be enough to warn people off drugs.
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Quote WWE is now testing for the synthetic marijuana, also known as "spice" or "K2". If you test positive for the fake weed, you still get the $2500 fine that a real marijuana violation carries.

This has several WWE talents upset because when WWE began cracking down on real weed, a lot of the guys started smoking the fake weed so they wouldn't get fined. The fake marijuana has been made illegal by some states and is considered a "drug of concern" by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
 
K2 is being sold as incense at gas stations, but they charge like $20-$50 for the stuff.   I know that in my state they've just moved to make it illegal.  The local news talked to some guy from one of the companies that packages the stuff and he was all 'it's not our fault people are miss using our product.'  But even the guy at the gas station selling the stuff admits that kids are smoking it to get high. 
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Quote F4Wonline.com reports that senior WWE referee Mike Chioda may have actually failed a Wellness Test last week but company officials wanted him to work SummerSlam so he wasn't suspended until Monday. Chioda will be able to return to WWE TV in time for Night of Champions.

No word yet on what Chioda failed the Wellness Test for but a source says that "the other referees are sweating."

He should have been banned straight away as refs aren't that important and it's important the Wellness doesn't start to look like it's going soft.

This source must think or know that all the refs have been tested and that more could come back with a failure.

If the best ref The E has Justin King fails i'll be very disapointed.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote thundarr2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17/August/2011 at 18:28
Originally posted by admin admin wrote:

He should have been banned straight away as refs aren't that important and it's important the Wellness doesn't start to look like it's going soft.

This source must think or know that all the refs have been tested and that more could come back with a failure.

If the best ref The E has Justin King fails i'll be very disapointed.

 
 
The refs aren't important?  Says who? 
 
Refs pass along lots of information the wrestlers.  That's why WWE has their refs on the earpieces.  The ref has to let the wrestler know when to slow down or speed up.  The refs also give guys cues for various spots and bumps. 
 
The best ref in E is actually Nunzio.  He's really helped the Divas in their matches on Superstars to keep much better pacing. 
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Following the drug suspension of Evan Bourne, there has been a lot of recent debate among WWE talent about a double standard in the Wellness Program. Bourne was suspended on 11/1 after testing positive for synthetic marijuana, which apparently a small group of WWE people were doing during a party. Bourne was the only one of the group suspended for 30 days, while another person, who is part of the main event at Survivor Series, was given the $2500 pot fine. This has led to questions about whether the drug testing procedure is flawed or whether the company treats talent differently depending on their position on the card. For what it’s worth, Bourne wrote on Twitter this past week that he did a “candid and honest”interview with WWE magazine, so perhaps his suspension will play into a future storyline.

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So Miz or R-Truth have been done at the same time, but which one? Yes I know some of you will say Cena, but seriously how likely is it to be Cena given all the sodding work he does?

They seriously need to have it to one rule for everyone, as all it takes is one person to speak up and the shit will hit the fan.

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