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10 WWE Wrestlers Suspended August 30, 2007 11:56 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in News, Sports, Wrestling, WWE.

World Wrestling Entertainment today announced that they’ve suspended 10 of their wrestlers for violating the WWE’s wellness policy (enacted in February, 2006), which tests for illegal substances and heart stress.

Names of those affected were not released, however Sports Illustrated (in this article) has revealed the names of more than a dozen wrestlers linked to steroids since the program was started:

Chris Benoit, who died June 24, 2007, received nandrolone and anastrozole in February 2006. (Anastrozole is used by athletes to counter side effects of steroid use, such as water retention and breast enlargement.)

• Two weeks prior to Eddie Guerrero‘s death on Nov. 13, 2005, he was sent nandrolone, testosterone, and anastrozole. Guerrero died in a Minneapolis hotel room due to what a coroner later ruled as heart disease, complicated by an enlarged heart resulting from a history of anabolic steroid use.

Chavo Guerrero, who found his uncle Eddie dead in the Minneapolis hotel room, received, among other drugs, somatropin (HGH), nandrolone and anastrozole between April 2005 and May 2006.

• Between November 2003 and February 2007, Shane Helms, a/k/a The Hurricane, received, among other drugs, testosterone, genotropin (HGH) and nandrolone. (As previously reported by SI, he allegedly received HGH from an Arizona doctor in 2005.)

• Starting in September 2004 through February 2007, Randy Orton received somatropin, nandrolone, stanozolol.

John Hennigan, a/k/a Johnny Nitro, a.k.a. Johnny Morrison, is the current WWE Extreme Championship Wrestling’s heavyweight champion. Between June 2006 and February 2007 he was prescribed somatropin, anastrozole, testosterone, stanozolol and chorionic gonadotropin, a hormone produced naturally during pregnancy. (HCG is taken by anabolic steroid users to stimulate the production of testosterone, which is suppressed as a result of steroid use.)

Ken Anderson, a/k/a Mr. Kennedy, lost to Eddie Guerrero in Guerrero’s final match on Nov. 11, 2005. Kennedy received shipments of anastrozole, somatropin and testosterone between October 2006 and February 2007.

Shoichi Funaki received somatropin in March 2006.

Brian Adams, a/k/a Crush, who retired from the pro circuit in 2001, was found dead of unknown causes on Aug. 13. He received nandrolone, testosterone and Somatropin or HGH in December 2006.

Charles Haas was prescribed anastrozole, somatropin, stanozolol, nandrolone and chorionic gonadotropin between August 2006 and January 2007.

Edward Fatu received somatropin between July and December 2006.

• Between November 2004 and November 2006, Darren Matthews received stanozolol, somatropin, genotropin, and anastrozole.

Adam Copeland, a/k/a Edge, received somatropin, genotropin (both HGH), and stanozolol between September 2004 and February 2007.

Sylvain Grenier received somatropin, nandrolone, genotropin and stanozolol, starting in February 2005 through July 2006.

Source: Sports Illustrated



1. Extremely disaponted - August 31, 2007 11:06 am

forget it i’m not shocked just dissaponted. i just read Willam Regel’s (aka Darren Matthews) book “Walking a Golden Mile” and i was impressed that he “overcame” all that stuff. any way it sux

Yours Truly,
Extremely disaponted

2. Jonny B - September 8, 2007 6:11 pm

Why are we so worried about it. It isn’t a sport. There is nothing on the line. I love wrestling, wrestling should be about athletics and ability to perform and put on a good show, not about looking like a Greek God. But the point is if they want to risk their lives to look good, let em. Don’t blame substance abuse of any kind for the whole Benoit thing. That guy just wasn’t right in the head. If you ask me, he always seemed liked the kind of guy who would go nuts. I didn’t think he’d do what he did, but he did. Bottom line, who cares, I’m not worried if wrestling is on the level.

3. B.R.B. - September 10, 2007 3:44 am

If wrestling was not choreographed (Fake) and it really was competition,
Then people could be disappointed. I love wrestling and the characters.
Let them be who they want to be. Are you who you want to be?

4. kerry from BOSTON - September 11, 2007 11:06 am

Hey kids look up to these guys my 9 year old loves wwe.. i dont want my son looking up to steroid freaks. my son wants to be just like them he works out and says mama see my muscles just like randy orton or edge…..What is up with that? thats why benoint passed he had a roid rage and kiled his family. is that what you want your children to look up to? just like in baseball it dissapoints me when i hear of an athlete using roids. i dunno…I kinda look up to these peole as well…..= (

5. Kenny P. - January 27, 2008 11:48 am

to mess #3 let them be who they wanna be thats fine but keep it out of the eyes of my chldren, I use to be a big Benoit fan but now I’m disgusted by him, I don’t want my children thinking in order to be as big and popular as suched named wrestlers and unnamed wrestlers they too would have to have the edge to stay on top,To all the subtance abusing wrestlers you are not setting a good example my son does look up to you guys and i don’t want him upset or heartbroken when he finds out that his heros are fake, But to the wrestlers that don’t abuse YOU ARE THE TRUE WRESTLING HEROS AND IDOLS that keep me and my son watching, thank you for all the entertainment you have provided us with.

6. Drummer Girl - February 17, 2008 10:38 pm

Even tho this sport is fake, it still sux that these wrestlers chose to destroy their body’s. This is a stupid move and drugs can kill you kids!

7. yolanda davis - October 28, 2008 9:34 pm

i am sadden to hear this stuff from the wrestlers there are alot of fans out here and i have been one for years and to hear about some of the deaths are shocking these men are destroying there bodies and they dont have to and i hope and pray that batista is not one of them i love him and this is disappointing if he and john cena was doing it i would like to talk to them even email and ask why are you doing this you dont have to do this think of the kids and all and i am a woman why this needs to stop and i am glad that vince is taking the stand maybe they will wake up this is your life and some of yal have family and kids that love you to death just like the fans

8. WWE Fan - November 20, 2008 11:06 pm

I agree, my nephews love WWE and I ‘d hate for them to learn thar their Hero’s are roid addicts. They need to clean up their acts and be the real heros our kids and we look up to. Thanks

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