Drugs (namely steroids) have always been around in pro wrestling—however in the last 10 years, WWE has taken some amazing steps to improve this.
There are still some critics of WWE, but there is no denying that WWE at least has a great Wellness Policy, comparable to, if not better than, the policies of other professional sports.
WWE has caught and suspended and even released a number of superstars, some of whom were very big names. Critics will say, "Triple H or John Cena or The Undertaker have never been suspended," but they still have suspended big stars.
Take Jeff Hardy for example. He was booked to win the Money in the Bank Ladder Match at WrestleMania 24, but was suspended for 60 days just a few weeks before the match for failing a drug test.
Rey Mysterio, a former World Heavyweight Champion, has been in the main event for years, but in late 2009 he was suspended for failing a drug test and as a result, had to drop the Intercontinental Championship he held at the time.
This time though, the Wellness Policy in not in the news because of a violation, but because there is reportedly a new man in charge.
Kevin Nash said in a recent interview with Live Audio Wrestling that he had received an email stating that former WWE and WCW wrestler Lex Luger is back with WWE, as the head of the Wellness Policy.
Lex Luger himself is no stranger to drug abuse and has been the brink of death as a result of drugs. Seemingly in a move to help those in positions somewhat similar to what he went through, Luger, a born-again Christian, has taken the role of running WWE's Wellness Policy.
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