Moments prior to this story coming out, the WWE made a shocking announcement and announced that they were suspending 10 wrestlers. The WWE did not release the names of the 10 wrestlers that they suspended. Their official statement released to the media states:
"Based on independent information received from investigators from the Albany County, NY D.A.’s office, WWE has today, under the penalty provisions of its wellness policy, issued suspension notices to 10 of its performers for violations. It has been WWE’s practice not to release the names of those who have been suspended, but notice has been sent to all WWE performers that names of anyone who is suspended under the Wellness Policy as of November 1 will be made public."
What does this all mean?
The credibility of the Wellness Program has taken a major hit from which it may never recover. With Congressional hearings looming, this has opened a huge Pandora's Box for the company. At least the WWE has taken the actions to suspend the wrestlers but they still refuse to name names. However, over the next week it will be obvious to see who was suspended by seeing who is on TV and who is not.
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