One of the longest discussion to take place in the professional wrestling industry is whether or not the majority of Superstars are taking performance enhancing drugs (PEDs).
For years many top WWE Superstars have been accused of taking PEDs such as Hulk Hogan, The Ultimate Warrior, John Cena, and so many more. WWE goes after some of the most ridiculously sized human beings in the world, so it make sense that some of its most massive stars would be under such accusations. Vince McMahon even went to court against the federal government when he was accused of giving his Superstars steroids.
Recently WWE COO and former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H's nutritionist, Dave Palumbo, joined Matt Riviera's podcast to talk about WWE's drug policy and wrestlers taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) human growth hormone (HGH) and human chorionic gonadotropin (HGC).
Palumbo suggested that WWE Superstars are, in fact, allowed to use the three (quotes via IWNerd):
“They’re allowed to take hormone replacement. They can go to an HRT place and get testosterone replacement, 100 mg a week, whatever they prescribe nowadays.
"Those are acceptable. A lot of the wrestlers do it, and it’s not for me to say whose using what, but they’re very minimal doses.”
As a result WWE was forced to release a statement in response to Palumbo's comments. The following was sent to Wrestling Observer Newsletter's Dave Meltzer from WWE in response:
“Today, WWE responded to the comments that Palumbo made by saying that he was misinformed on the subject and the drug policy does not allow for use of those substances unless an endocrinologist and the WWE’s medical staff approved of it for legitimate medical need”
What are your thoughts on Triple H's nutritionist saying HGH is allowed for WWE Superstars to use? Do you think he is simply misinformed and WWE's statement is legitimate? Or did he accidentally reveal a secret truth that he was not supposed to? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
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