WWE has issued a statement today on its corporate section of the website saying that it has suspended 10 performers due to violations of the Wellness program:
“WWEÂ® Statement On Performer Suspensions
STAMFORD, Conn., August 30, 2007 – Based on independent information received from investigators from the Albany County, NY D.A.â€™s office, WWE has today, under the penalty provisions of its wellness policy, issued suspension notices to 10 of its performers for violations. It has been WWEâ€™s practice not to release the names of those who have been suspended, but notice has been sent to all WWE performers that names of anyone who is suspended under the Wellness Policy as of November 1 will be made public.”
PostChronicle.com has the following “rumored list” of names:
“The wrestlers that are rumored to be Ken “Mr. Kennedy” Anderson and Chavo Guerrero, Darren “William Regal” Matthews, John “Johnny Nitro” Hennigan, Anthony Carelli, Mike Bucci, Shane Helms, Robert “Booker T” Huffman, Adam “Edge” Copeland, Charles Haas, Jr. and Randy Orton.
The Wrestlers names were first posted on the New York Daily News site and the 10 WWE Suspensions are said to be due to “violations of a policy that tests for steroids and other drugs”.” (Source: Postchronicle.com)
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