Despite all the negative press surrounding the WWE Wellness Policy, it's important to remember that it exists in order to protect the WWE superstars from substance abuse.
Following such controversial incidents as Chris Benoit's suicide in 2007, WWE became a great deal stricter with their Wellness Policy.
The Wellness Policy states that superstars found with drugs in their system are to be suspended in accordance to how many violations they've previously had. Adam Rose recently became a victim of the policy and was suspended from WWE for 60 days despite protesting his innocence.
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Adam Rose claimed that the drugs he had taken were prescription drugs and therefore allowed. Without investigating his claims and the drugs which were in his system, WWE decided to act first and suspended the Social Outcast member without question.
On May 5, it was announced that WWE had reinstated Adam Rose to the company as an active competitor after being cleared. Although he didn't have to serve the full 60-day suspension, he still saw damage to his reputation and missed time from the company.
While WWE does often get it right, such as the case with Konnor, who was suspended the same day, this has proven that the Wellness Policy simply isn't as full proof as WWE would like us to believe.
Although the assumption can be made that WWE did issue an apology, provisions must be put into place so that this type of incident does not take place again.
Adam Rose has been diagnosed with having ADHD and possesses a doctors note that fully allows him to be in possession of these drugs and to have them in his system.
That seems pretty straightforward, so much so that an issue shouldn't seem to have to arise but because of the Wellness Policy and its rules, a man was wrongfully suspended by WWE.
A better system of investigation needs to be implemented in order to make the Wellness Policy more efficient in the way that it is run.
Furthermore, WWE needs to mitigate their "ask questions later" attitude and communicate better with the talents that it tests so that this situation will never again be replicated.
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