As reported during the past few days, WWE has suspended for the first time its former NXT champion Samoa Joe, for his first violation of the federation’s Wellness Program, thus leaving the athlete without wages and in the pits, for 30 days the company’s Samoan, after the suspension of the reigning US champion Andrade, stopped for the same reason almost a month ago.
According to reports from some sources close to WWE, the management does not always opt for the same solution in case of failed test, evaluating the specific case from time to time, deciding whether or not to suspend the athlete found in a violation and in the case in which you opt for the suspension, it will also be chosen when to apply it.
According to what reported by the Wrestling Observer through the words of the usual Dave Meltzer, in fact:
” In the situations that I mentioned the writing team – the creative team knew nothing about the suspensions that were about to be given.
They were not informed about it. I mean nobody is informed about anything. Obviously Vince knows. I assume Triple H also knew. But I can’t tell you for sure either. You know, the guy who doesn’t pass the test is immediately identified and the appropriate department calls Vince and Vince does what Vince wants, deciding with his head without saying anything to anyone.”
After these words, Meltzer also confirmed that several Superstars have failed drug tests in the past, but that they have never been suspended, or that the federation has even waited several months before doing so, in order to complete certain storylines.