WWE superstar responds to suspension - wants 'truth to be known'

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In recent years, the WWE, to its credit, has attempted to clamp down on the use of banned substances by wrestlers in the organization.

The strict enforcement of their Wellness Policy since 2006 has meant the likes of Rey Mysterio, Randy Orton and Hornswoggle have served suspensions as a result of breaking the rules.

The latest to feel the wrath of the organization were, of course, Adam Rose and Konnor, both of whom were suspended for 60 days on April 16 after failing drug tests for substanced banned by WWE. Now, with his reputation being dragged through the mud, Rose has spoken out for the first time.


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Speaking via a statement released on social media, Rose admitted his response "is tantamount to career suicide".

"I was not going to respond to my suspension but I feel I have to," he wrote. "I have two sons that will one day read that news about there daddy and a sister that died from complications related to a life long battle with heroin.

"So I feel the absolute need and right to respond and let the truth be known.

"I am pretty sure this response will meet nowhere near the publicity that my suspension did and that this response is tantamount to career suicide.

"But I feel for my sons my sister and rest of my family... you the Wwe universe have the right to the know the truth over my suspension and what it was for."

Although the drugs for which Rose and Konnor tested positive have not been made public, it is clear the currently suspended superstar feels his reputation has been severely, and unjustly, damaged:

"I will also quote my Dr in my response as he was as shocked and appalled by this suspension," he continued.

"I can say right now I did not do anything knowingly wrong and was taking prescribed medication that my Dr and I followed all the correct protocol on.

"My actual response and Doctors response will be coming soon. So before you judge, know the facts.

"My family and I are still collecting ourselves from this blow. I have zero anger or animosity against the WWE. But feel the administrators over the WWE Welnness policy were just simply not right in taking this action.

"But I feel facts are the facts and my family and I will will be the ones putting our lives back together after this mess...My response will be up soon along with my Doctors."

Wise move?

It remains to be seen whether Rose's decision to speak out, rather than take his suspension quietly like others have done in the past, proves to be the right move.

Although he made a point of not blaming the WWE specifically, it is still a risky move to vent his frustration at what has happened so publicly.

With two strikes now against his name, however, perhaps he feels he doesn't have a choice.

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