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WWE Wellness Program double standard?



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.

Credit: The Wrestling Globe Newsletter


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7 Responses

  1. kris says:

    Of course there’s a double standard, the Wellness policy exists because WWE cares about bad press, not dead wrestlers.

  2. Pieman says:

    It’s not fair, but you surely have to treat every talent differently depending on their position. Some guys are worth more than others.

  3. Hipnosis says:

    Maybe they give Wrestlers a choice of Suspension or Fine and suspended him…that or its story line much like how Orton can make Cody Rhodes bleed and not get suspended or fined ;)

  4. dave says:

    Evan Bourne being suspended is storyline. They’ll play into Kofi being the influence and how being with Kofi almost ruined his career. Bourne’s due a heel turn

  5. RJ Ace says:

    Orton didn’t get suspended or fined because it was an accident. They only get in trouble for blading.

  6. Jay McQuade says:

    who was the one given the fine?

  7. Beast says:

    R-Truth… he looks like he smokes pot.

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