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WWE responds to claims that certain superstars take HGH

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We all know Triple H is one of the best superstars the WWE has ever seen, and he is one of the most committed to the business considering he trains in the gym at midnight every day after work, especially in the build-up for his WrestleMania matches.

The Game's nutritionist and former competitive bodybuilder, Dave Palumbo, recently appeared as a guest on Matt Riviera’s podcast. During his appearance, Palumbo made some comments about WWE’s drug policy and superstars taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT), human growth hormone (HGH), and human chorionic gonadotropin (HGC).

The nutritionist said that there are a lot of superstars who actually go to an HRT place and get testosterone replacement, but in very minimal doses. In other words, Palumbo said there are superstars in the WWE that take steroids and testosterone. 

Palumbo said, according to 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.”

This implies that there are superstars in the WWE who are actively taking testosterone, which is against WWE's Substance Abuse and Drug Testing Policy, as it is listed as one of their banned substances.

Following the podcast's release, WWE responded to Palumbo’s comments in a statement sent to Deadspin.

“WWE’s comprehensive Talent Wellness Policy, which is administered by an independent, third-party, clearly states hGH and hCG are among a long list of banned substances, however, due to certain medical conditions, there are a variety of therapeutic exemptions that account for approximately 7% of our contracted talent.”

It's also important to note that this doesn't apply to part-time superstars, hence why WWE didn't punish Brock Lesnar for drug doping prior to his UFC 200 fight against Mark Hunt.

What are your thoughts on WWE superstars possibly taking steroids? Have your say and leave a comment below.


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