Wellness Policy Tag

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- As previously mentioned, Randy Orton is scheduled to be taking time off soon to film WWE’s new “12 Rounds” film in Canada, which is why he wasn’t booked at SummerSlam this year. Many have speculated that Orton was still being punished for his second Wellness Policy suspension, however that’s not the case. PWInsider is reporting that the company didn’t want to put him into an upper-tier position only to pull him back out of it again to shoot the film. – The season finale of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin’sRead More
Jim Ross has updated his blog. Here are some highlights. Pro Wrestling Bias: “I strongly dislike this unflattering trait that many in our society have. Perhaps that’s why acting, for some wrestlers, is a viable alternative for performers leaving the business. Society isn’t geared to afford many other opportunities for former wrestlers without them having a marketable skill set and especially without an education. ” WWE’s Wellness Policy: “I’m not against two strikes and out being the benchmark.” Austin, Goldberg & Batista Returning To WWE: “I get these Tweets daily,Read More

Posted On June 18, 2012By George CushnieIn Columns

FATP:- Taking the venom out of The Viper

Welcome to this week’s edition of “From Across the Pond” with yours truly. Hopefully your week’s been good! We’re coming off a decent, but not great, No Way Out PPV, which was pretty predictable for the most part. If you’ve not seen the show, I’d recommend checking out the three male singles title matches. They were the best on the show and worth the purchase price alone. The rest was filler that wouldn’t look out of place at a TV taping. This week, I wanted to talk about the possibilityRead More

Posted On June 16, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Rumor On Third WWE Star To Fail A Recent WWE Wellness Test

It was reported a few weeks back that three WWE Superstars had failed WWE Wellness tests this year. One was Randy Orton, who has been suspended for 60 days. The other was reported by SuperLuchas Magazine to be Cody Rhodes. Rhodes appeared to be taking time off but word came out that he wasn’t suspended because he provided a valid prescription for the drug he was taking. Take this as a rumor until we confirmed this by another source but SuperLuchas now reports the third WWE Superstar to fail theRead More

Posted On April 19, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Latest Update On Evan Bourne’s Injury & Potential WWE Return

In an update to Evan Bourne’s recent foot injury, Bourne says he has no clue when he will be 100% healed. Bourne’s foot injury occurred just after his 60-day Wellness Policy suspension came to an end and has caused him to be sidelined for a while longer. Bourne suggested on Twitter that he is targeting a return between the end of summer and WWE’s next European Tour in November. “My foot should* be healed by November! I would love love love to be on #RAW or #SMACKDOWN international tours. #ineedfrequentflyermiles”Read More

Posted On March 24, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

More Bad News For Evan Bourne; Broken Foot

WWE star Evan Bourne, who is coming off a 60-day Wellness Policy suspension, has broken his foot in a car accident this past Monday. Based on what Bourne tweeted, he will not be returning to WWE television in-time for WrestleMania next Sunday. Evan Bourne posted the following on Twitter: “I hate throw out bad news but I must. I was in an accident Monday and mangled my foot. Sorry to delay the comeback, I’m down but not out! Broken in 4 spots, dislocated in 5! Ouch! I wish I wasRead More

Posted On January 23, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Evan Bourne Reportedly Done With WWE After Latest Suspension

Former WWE tag team champion Evan Bourne is currently serving a 60-day suspension for his second violation of the company’s Wellness Policy. While Bourne would be cleared to return to action in March, a report on PWinsider.com suggests that Bourne could be done with the company for good. No official decision has been made yet, but “a number of WWE sources” have indicated that Bourne will not be brought back. Bourne’s first violation of the Wellness Policy was reportedly a result of him using synthetic marijuana (“spice”), which is aRead More

Posted On January 17, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Former WWE Announcer Says Evan Bourne Has A “Real Problem”

As we reported this morning, WWE superstar Evan Bourne has been suspended for 60 days for his second violation of the company’s Wellness Policy. Bourne apologized to his fans on Twitter, saying that “Sometimes We Become Our Own Worst Enemy.” Former WWE announcer Todd Grisham posted the following message about Evan Bourne, perhaps adding new insight to his situation: “Shocked about Evan Bourne. Once could be chalked up to a bad decision…twice and there’s a real problem. Hope he gets well. Great guy.”Read More

Posted On November 1, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE’s Recent Wellness Violations, Punk’s T-Shirt From Raw, More

– The t-shirt CM Punk wore on Monday’s RAW was from the action comedy movie, “Big Trouble in Little China.” — The WWE website features a video of WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio saying that he agreed to give CM Punk a title shot at Survivor Series just so he could get out of Atlanta. — As we reported earlier this morning, WWE annuonced today that Evan Bourne has been suspended for 30 days after his first violation of the company’s Wellness Policy. WWE issued a press release announcing theRead More

Posted On October 17, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

SmackDown Wrestler Suspended For Wellness Policy Violation

WWE announced Monday the suspension of SmackDown talent Heath Slater for 30 days following a violation of their Wellness Policy. Their official statement reads: “In accordance with its Talent Wellness Program, WWE has suspended Heath Miller (Heath Slater) for 30 days effective immediately for his first violation of the company’s policy.” Slater joins NXT talent Darren Young on the suspension list for violations of the policy. He was suspended on October 6. Complete list of Wellness Policy violations ->Read More
WWE Hall of Famer Road Warrior Animal has been removed as the advertised guest host of upcoming Raw live events in Canada due to WWE’s belief that he was critical of their drug testing policy in a recently published interview with Power Slam magazine. An article was published two weeks ago on PWMania.com (article available here) pertaining to his comments regarding WWE’s Wellness Policy. The multi-time tag team champion appeared Thursday on Minneapolis based sports radio station KFAN Sports Radio AM 1130 (podcast available here) and said his remarks wereRead More

Posted On November 23, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Matt Hardy Was Released 2 Weeks Before It Was Announced

- Matt Hardy has implied that WWE may have altered their Wellness Policy because of him during an interview with Brian Fritz of Fanhouse.com. Hardy admits to using muscle relaxant but says he did not take anymore than his physician prescribed. He does believe that WWE amended their Policy at least partially because of his situation. The former WWE star also says that he was released two weeks before it was actually announced by the company.Read More