Test Suspension Update, Storm On Wellness Policy, & More

Ryan Clark

In an update to yesterday’s report, Andrew “Test” Martin has in fact been suspended by World Wrestling Entertainment for violating the WWE Wellness Policy. His suspension will run for 30 days. He’s eligible to be on television should WWE need him, but as a general rule, suspensions are really only for house shows. That explains why he hasn’t appeared on the most recent weekend house show events. Also, Test won’t be paid during his suspension.

Former WWE/ECW star Lance Storm has posted up his latest Q & A on his official website, StormWrestling.com. He addressed a person’s question on the WWE Wellness Policy. Storm read it a while ago and he believes that it is actually quite lenient in regards to steroid use. Here is the question and Storm’s response to it: Q: With the current WWE wellness program in place I feel you can see a difference in size of some of the talent. Now there are some big guys still in the company ie Lashley & Batista, but the majority of the talent is not all bulked up. I have work out regulary for about 10 years now and know a bit about steroids and supplements, is it possible for some of these huge guys to maintain that size without help? You also see some talent still growing and you see signs of steroid use if the TV gets a close up you can notice pimples on there backs and some have Gyno. Not sure your take on how the policy is working. A: I will likely get some heat for this but you need to actually look at the wellness policy. IĆ¢<80><99>ve read the entire policy and its stance on Steroid use is EXTREMELY weak. I won’t get into details, but with the levels set for positive tests steroid use will NOT be eliminated. You could fail Olympic level tests and still skate through on a WWE test without punishment.

While viewers in the US will have to wait till Thursday to see RAW thanks to the dog show on USA Network, fans in Canada and the United Kingdom will still get to see the show tonight. In the United Kingdom, the show will air at 4AM local time rather than the usual live slot of 2AM. WWE programming, believe it or not, will start at 10PM with Bottom Line, Afterburn at 11, ECW at Midnight, Heat at 1AM, another showing of Bottom Line and Afterburn at 2 and 3 and then RAW starting at 4. That’s eight hours of total programming in a row on Sky Sports 3. In Canada RAW still airs in its usual timeslot.

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