As previously reported, there is some strong dissatisfaction among wrestlers in the WWE regarding drug testing, particularly as it pertains to Eddie Fatu’s (a/k/a Umaga) recent departure. While there has always been issues with fines for the use of marijuana, the bigger issue has to do with the legitimacy of the WWE’s drug testing procedure.
Until recently, the belief was that the testing was legitimate and there were no favorites. Some believed at least a few of the wrestlers are able to keep an enhanced look because they can beat testing through HGH — which cannot be tested. Until recently, it was believed the testing was not being unfairly administered, but that is not the case anymore and several wrestlers are very unhappy.
As reported before, one top WWE star is rumored to have failed a drug test for steroids, with WWE officials covering it up by not suspending him. The wrestler in question spoke to someone about his drug test failure in full detail and word started to circulate. While there is no strong evidence of the story, there are highly detailed accounts going around which are to be widely believed among wrestlers.
Initially, this wasn’t a big concern among wrestlers, until recently when Umaga, who was popular backstage, was abruptly released by the company. It has been stated he refused to enter a rehabilitation center, thus giving the WWE no alternative but to release him. However, it has been pointed out Kurt Angle turned down rehab in 2006 and wasn’t suspended., but continued be active on the roster.
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter