WWE suspends TEN wrestlers.

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  1. abztrakt

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    From WWE's corporate website:

    WWE® Statement On Performer Suspensions

    STAMFORD, Conn., August 30, 2007 - Based on independent information received from investigators from the Albany County, NY D.A.'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 WWE'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.
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  2. abztrakt

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    From the New York Daily News:

    Top WWE names emerge in doping scandal

    BY T.J. QUINN

    DAILY NEWS SPORTS WRITER

    Thursday, August 30th 2007, 4:49 PM

    The WWE was rocked again today, after several of wrestling's top names emerged in the Albany district attorney's probe into a widespread Internet doping scandal.

    The wrestling conglomerate based in Stamford announced that it will suspend 10 of its biggest stars for violation of its wellness policy.

    In a list obtained exclusively by the Daily News, top wrestlers Randy Orton, Charles Haas, Jr., Adam "Edge" Copeland, Robert "Booker T" Huffman, Shane Helms, Mike Bucci, Anthony Carelli, John "Johnny Nitro" Hennigan, Darren "William Regal" Matthews, Ken "Mr. Kennedy" Anderson and Chavo Guerrero were all identified as clients of Signature Pharmacy in Orlando, the site raided by Albany County and Florida law enforcement agencies in February for distributing steroids and other prescription drugs to clients who had not been examined by doctors. The investigation is part of a probe into illegal Internet drug distribution by Albany D.A. David Soares.

    The WWE said in a statement that it issued suspension notices based on independent information received from the Albany D.A.

    The WWE's announcement comes as members of Congress prepare to investigate steroid use in professional wrestling, as the Daily News reported today.

    Two of its recently deceased stars - Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero - also received steroids and other drugs from Signature, as prescribed by Florida physician Gary Brandwein, who has pleaded not guilty to criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal diversion of prescription drugs. Benoit murdered his wife and son before killing himself in June and Guerrero died in a Minneapolis hotel in 2005 from heart disease.

    Guerrero received the steroids testosterone and nandrolone, along with the estrogen-blocker anastozole, a drug commonly taken by men on steroids to prevent developing breast tissue, Nov. 2, 2005, just 11 days before he died of heart disease.

    Guerrero's nephew, Chavo Guerrero, found Guerrero unconscious in the hotel room.

    Benoit received steroids from Signature, based on a Brandwein prescription, in February, 2006.

    The WWE stars are among the first athletes to face discipline for their part in the nationwide Signature Pharmacy scandal, the Internet steroid ring that has already led to guilty pleas from nine doctors, anti-aging clinic owners and operators. Law enforcement sources have said they expect the names of numerous NFL and Major League Baseball athletes to emerge as well.
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  3. abztrakt

    abztrakt the impossible cool.

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    Mike Bucci = Simon Dean/Nova

    Anthony Carelli = Santino Marella

    Obviously Charlie Haas was buying for Lashley and Batista.


    I'm surprised they didn't suspend Eddie too, or did he retire sometime after Rey got injured?
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  4. DaAlmightyDolla

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    if regal used steroids.. where did they go cuz it sure wasnt 2 his muscles...

    so much 4 another orten or kennedy push anytime soon...

    and where does this leave the bastard son angle if kennedy is suspended
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  6. abztrakt

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    On the heaping "mistakes WWE will never learn from" pile, along with the exploding limo, Mae Young giving birth to a hand, Al Wilson getting sexed to death by Dawn Marie, Zach Gowen, Tough Enough, the XFL, the WBF, Mr. America, Nathan Jones, Undertaker vs. Undertaker, Chavo Guerrero Sr. vs. Jacquiline: the cruiserweight title feud, the fake gay wedding, King Mabel, Scott Steiner vs. Chris Nowinski: the verbal debate, the Invasion, and Katie Vick.
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  7. abztrakt

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    ESPN names more names:

    A source close to the investigation said that WWE was told that the following wrestlers were among the clients of one of the pharmacies under investigation, Signature of Orlando: Shoichi Funaki, Dave Bautista, Adam "Edge" Copeland, Chris "Masters" Mordetsky, John "Johnny Nitro" Hennigan, and Shane Helms. Chris Benoit, the wrestler who killed his wife and son before hanging himself in June, was also a Signature client, as were two other wrestlers who recently died, Eddie Guerrero and Brian "Crush" Adams.

    So that makes 14 names total, with 10 actual suspensions. Mike Bucci/Simon Dean isn't an active wrestler, so he's probably not included. Maybe they didn't count the guys like Edge and Helms who are injured and therefore not active now either. But I think we all knew that eventually Funaki would be outed for his roid use.
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    Dave Meltzer reports that Adam "Edge" Copeland's last reported prescription from Signature Pharmacy came years ago when he was recuperating from neck surgery and that Randy Orton and Shane Helms' last transactions also predated the implementation of WWE's Wellness Policy in February of 2006 and were at times of injury rehabilitation.

    WWE was apparently aware months ago of all the wrestlers that were named today being customers of Signature Pharmacy but chose to do nothing about it since many of the wrestlers were customers prior to the WWE Wellness Policy, not after. WWE likely felt pressure to suspend the wrestlers today despite the fact that some of them may not have actually violated the Wellness Policy due to the forthcoming Congressional hearing on steroid use in wrestling as well as the media picking up the story as has happened today. Of course, some of the names may have infact been customers after the WWE Wellness Policy was in place.

    Three deceased wrestlers, Eddie Guerrero, Chris Benoit, and Brian Adams, were also on the list of names.

    It is believed that several other former WWE wrestlers are also on the list.

    Credit: WrestlingObserver.com
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    i wonder if they can suspend the color commentaters...

    cuz we all know cole is using
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  10. abztrakt

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    Joey Styles is obviously on the gas as well.


    Good thing they're not going after TNA, because Sonjay would be in HUGE trouble.
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  11. oh shit its finaly looking good for TNA...

    randy ortin is done.. and so much for mr kennedy not using steroids anymore.

    i knew chavo was on them to
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  12. Nam Dekan

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    it isn't all about muscular bodies..take a look at most of the people in major league baseball that have tested positive. they aren't muscular guys, they are all smaller guys

    regal though has gotten noticeably smaller though


    This would be a real good time to put the ECW title on CM Punk with his straight edge gimmick and all
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  13. and a good time to bring in the new recruits... cm punk vs matt sydal vs teddy hart. they should test khali's translator hes looking buff... so batista's name was mentioned.. dam wtf is wwe gunna do without orten, kennedy and batista... ouch... more names could come up to... if cena's dose... say goodby to wwe hahah...wwe is forced to wave the brand extention or sign some free agents.. i dont see how they can have a show without any stars ill guess well see WWEs version of TNA
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    It won't be looking good when they start drug testing on TNA.
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  15. DaAlmightyDolla

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    tna= total nonstop anabolic steriods
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  16. Nam Dekan

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    Samoa Joe will be a free agent soon.


    Edge though has already admitted to using in the past but stopping due to not liking the side effects.
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    Wrestling is in trouble

    all the top wrestlers are suspended

    thank god the legends retired before this shit came out

    UFC is in the future of a lot of these dudes
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    from CNNSI.com:

    • 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.
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  19. tna doesn't have a wellness policy i don't think..and names in UFC could be dropped to.. i wonder who the other 2 wrestlers we're...ESPN dropped batista's name.

    samoa joe had to of been on HGH.. because i look at his UPW training video and he was short as hell..he gotten taller and fatter... i here Samoa joe Deny's these rumors.
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  20. abztrakt

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    NOOOOOOOOO! Not Umaga!
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