When it comes to WWE, there are few subject matters which are not covered, but for several years now there has been one in particular which is rarely discussed.
Aside from a brief mention of it during WWE Network shows such as Total Divas which give an insight into the daily routine of WWE superstars, the company's strict drug testing policy is not often brought up.
Every person who works under WWE is well aware of the regimented routine that the business has with regard to this matter, not least because of the harm drugs have had on wrestlers in the past.
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Several tragic deaths of professional wrestlers have been linked to drug use, and the company now has heightened tests in place as a means of limiting the risk of harm to more superstars.
Whilst some members of the WWE Universe may feel the drug testing is a rare occurrence because fans are not often made fully aware of it, it has recently come to light just how often the talent are checked over.
Opening up .
As reported by What Culture, WWE superstar The Miz recently opened up to the 'Allegedly with Theo Von & Matthew Cole Weiss' show about how rigorous the current process is:
"We are tested more than an NFL [player], Major League Baseball player, or in the NBA. I mean, we are tested non-stop, all day, every day. We’re not allowed to have Sudafed. [If] you have a Sudafed, you’re out 30 days, so it’s legit."
The 35-year-old went on to say how he felt it was 'great' that WWE take such an interest in the health of its superstars, proving just how important the checks are to not only the business, but the individuals, too.
Ultimately, WWE will be looking to avoid making any critical mistakes in relation to drugs and the physical well-being of its talent, given the criticism the company has already received over the past year or so for a variety of reasons.
Having said that, whilst it is easy for the WWE Universe to pick up on the mistakes the company make and focus on them, this strict drugs testing policy is certainly a professional and necessary approach which should be approved of by fans.
An interesting point to make however is that despite the demanding routine checks which are in place, there has only been one known drug test failure in a long time.
What this either indicates is that the WWE superstars are simply obeying the rules and have done so for a long time, or that the business' tests are not as thorough as they could be.
Given the importance of this matter to not only WWE itself but to its talent too, as well as the strict number of tests which are carried out, one would hope WWE has learned from its mistakes of the past and instead has several clean superstars on its books.
Taking one look at a random handful of the current main roster and you can certainly see a huge amount of hard work and training has gone into their physiques, which is surely all part of a healthy and above-board routine.
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