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Changes made to the WWE Wellness Policy

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On the WWE Corporate website, they have listed brand new provisions to the WWE Wellness Policy that was amended back on July 23, 2013. Some of these new provisions include the following:

* WWE talents can request a TUE (Therapeutic Use Exception) for a prohibited drug if it is for a legitimate medical use. The TUE can be effective for no more than one calendar year.

* A urine sample containing a prohibited drug will not be deemed a positive test if the WWE talent provides a valid TUE. If the talent does not have a valid TUE, they cannot challenge the positive test of the urine sample.

* Any WWE talent who is arrested, convicted or admits to a violation of a law relating to use, purchase, possession, sale, distribution of drugs will be in breach of contract and subject to immediate dismissal.

* Any WWE talent who has a positive test for alcohol will be fined $2500 per positive talent which will be taken out of their downside guarantee.

* If a WWE talent has two violations of the policy, they can enter the 18-month Redemption Program. If the talent completes the program, they can request to have one of their violations deleted.

* If any WWE talent believes they have a problem with substance abuse, voluntarily acknowledges it and requests assistance to receive help for it, they will not be penalized prior to a drug test being performed.

For full details on the changes made to the Wellness Policy, click here.

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8 Responses

  1. Shockmaster Suplex says:

    I assume they are talking about medical cannabis

  2. CiscoKid says:

    It could be for drugs where without a prescription you get a strike, but with proper diagnosis and use you’re OK. Things like testosterone, adderall, xanax, somas, etc, where they don’t want wrestlers to just abuse them, but there is a lot of value to using them properly under the care of a licensed practitioner.

  3. Asterik says:

    This only applies to regular talent, there are exceptions for WWE’s cash cows such as Cena and Orton. I bet you if Orton gets a third strike in the wellness policy schtick, he will not be fired. He will be rewarded the WWE championship again. :)

  4. Matt says:

    Quite frankly the loophole in that is just to fire him and rehire him afterwards. Probably with a minor paycut that he’d never notice and call it a day.

    But i mean really this morality bs is really tiresome. This isn’t even a real sport. If x wreslter wants to **** up their life so badly, why do we have to expect everyone to baby them because of it. The grown men and women can make decisions, the fact big companies have to cover themselves to the public like this, is nice in that sometimes people get help, but really if they don’t want it, this accomplishes nothing and just shows itself as a waste of time.

    To be quite frank, i don’t give two hoots behind the scenes which wrestlers do what or take what. It’s their lives, if they can perform and do their job, i really don’t have anything else they really need to be doing.

  5. Mike says:

    This is all for RVD.

  6. Mimura says:

    so they have to get their TUE’s renewed once a year? YOU HEAR THAT KOFI, EVAN BOURNE, RVD, AND SO FORTH! Get your cards and smoke ’em if you got ’em!!

  7. Dragon says:

    sounds like RVD lobbied this himeslf, no more persecution of 420

  8. RabbaMan says:

    RVD returns

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