Three weeks on from being handed a 60 day suspension from the WWE for violating their Wellness Policy, Adam Rose's actions this week on social media have caused plenty of debate.
First, on Wednesday, the suspended superstar uploaded an image of a doctor's note as apparent evidence of his innocence. This was combined with the re-tweeting of several messages of support from the WWE Universe arguing his case.
Then, on Thursday, Rose's Twitter activity from the previous day - including the note and re-tweets - mysteriously disappeared from his official account, sparking speculation its removal was by order of the WWE. Fast forward to today, and Rose has now attempted to clarify his position on the suspension with one simple message:
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As well as returning the note to his Twitter feed, Rose wrote:
Rose's latest comments put an end to the idea, one that began when he issued a statement on the suspension back in April, that the mid-card talent was fighting for the WWE to overturn the 60-day ban.
In reality, it looks like the 36-year-old wrestler is simply battling to clear his name as, with a second failed drugs test against his name, simply sitting back and allowing the suspension to pass in silence could have allowed negative rumours to develop.
At least this way, while the WWE may refuse to budge on rescinding the suspension, he is getting his side of the story out there.
Rose's latest Tweet also seems to suggest that the veteran star wouldn't have a problem with having to leave behind wrestling altogether.
Nevertheless, in publishing a note showing his prescription for ADHD medication and claiming the WWE have been aware of it for over a year, it still begs the question; does he really deserve to be kept away from the ring for what increasingly looks like a mistake?
As with the recent suspension of Titus O'Neil following an altercation with Vince McMahon, plenty of fans, including those re-tweeted by Rose in recent days, are of the opinion that he shouldn't be.
If he was given the all-clear to return to action, would it really make a difference, though? Leading up to his suspension, Rose was yet again struggling to find a place on the main roster and wasn't exactly a huge draw for fans.
In a strange way, however, his recent fight to clear his name away from the squared circle could actually help him generate a bigger pop with the WWE Universe when he does return to the ring.
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