WWE News: Carlito Accuses the Rock of Taking Steroids
As you know, The Rock bailed on Monday's Raw in order to check up on an injury that he suffered during WrestleMania 29. Later that day, "The People's Champ" revealed that he tore his ab and abductor tendons during his match with John Cena.
Once The Rock made that announcement, it put aside any speculation that he and the company were on bad terms.
Then, on Thursday, WWE cast-off Carlito took to his Twitter and called out "The Brahma Bull," stating that the injury may be due to steroid use.
Rock tore his ab & adductor tendons? Hmm, I guess instead of getting in tremendous shape for mania...he got in TREN-mendous shape!— carlito (@Bodyguylito) April 11, 2013
For those of you who are unaware, Steroid.com lists Tren as one of the most popular steroids to date. The site notes that some of the drugs benefits include "increased muscle mass, increased strength, and increased recovery."
To me, the biggest benefit for The Rock would be the drugs increased recovery.
Don't get me wrong, I am not trying to imply that he is on anything. However, if he were, the increased recovery would definitely help him out given his busy movie and wrestling schedule.
Ultimately, I highly doubt that The Rock took any performance enhancing drugs. Especially considering he has historically been in ridiculous shape and, outside of his tattoos, his body shape hasn't changed much through the years.
It should also be noted that the WWE has a pretty strict Wellness Policy, which no wrestler is immune to. That being said, I am certain that the company has tested the former WWE champ and wouldn't let him step in the ring if he tested positive.
In the end, no one outside of The Rock and maybe the WWE can truly comment on this accusation. Keep in mind, Carlito has been away from the WWE for about three years now. This is roughly the same amount of time that The Rock has been back with the company—so he does not have enough firsthand knowledge to make such allegations.
Overall, I have no doubt that he tweeted that comment just to get some headlines and have his name back out there. So, congratulations Carlito, you have succeeded.
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