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WWE makes controversial changes to Wellness Policy

In July, WWE quietly changed its Wellness Policy to allow Therapeutic Use Exceptions for banned substances and introduced a redemption program that would enable performers who have violated the policy twice to get one of their two strikes removed.

Rumor Roundup for Friday, November 15

Cena still dealing with injuries, WWE updates Wellness Policy, fans unhappy on European tour, and more!

The Rock unfairly criticised for WWE snub on Leno?

The latest complaints the backstage heat magnet Dwayne Johnson has drawn is that he failed to plug WWE in his recent appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. However, The Rock was likely told not to do so by his G.I. Joe: Retaliation paymasters.

Irv Muchnick: "Bruno’s bad call on WWE Hall of Fame shows Vince is right – everyone has a price"

Fellow blogger Irv Muchnick has written a controversial op-ed piece for SLAM! Wrestling on Bruno Sammartino's decision to finally be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame this year. My personal feelings closely match Muchnick's. Though I don't begrudge Bruno the well deserved honour or the money that was the condition of his acceptance, he made a grave error by stumping for the company's Wellness Policy in the media, at a time when The Rock's and Triple H's physiques look more than a bit fishy. That scepticism is only enhanced when you know the background of his trainer as well as Irv does: "[Paul] Levesque built his own squeaky-clean physique with the assistance of a personal trainer named Dave Palumbo. Levesque hired Palumbo after his release from prison for selling fake human growth hormone. A well-known steroid guru, Palumbo designs test-beating steroid cycles."

Midweek Meltdown: A-roid-ant personality disorder

Hulk Holland is back and melting down the physiques of WWE superstars. Why strive to be big and muscular if it limits your ability to work while labeling you a roid head? That question and more pondered inside. Just bring it!

Daily Rumor Roundup for Thursday, Feb. 21

Plans for Jack Swagger following his DUI arrest, injury updates, NXT name change, and more!

The Rock: a walking WWE Wellness Policy exemption?

The Rock's current musclebound physique makes him look like a neon signed WWE Wellness Policy exemption. Which makes Bruno Sammartino look naïve for buying Triple H's impassioned plea that the McMahon family had completely changed their ways.

Randy Orton to stay on Smackdown TV while filming WWE movie

According to Dave Meltzer in his latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Randy Orton is now advertised for all Smackdown TV tapings in September and October, while he's shooting the WWE movie 12 Rounds: Reloaded.

I guess there is no Wellness Policy in Hollywood?

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I guess there is no Wellness Policy in Hollywood?

Randy Orton to star in WWE film "12 Rounds: Reloaded"

The corporate WWE website has announced that Randy Orton will star in their latest film called 12 Rounds Reloaded" If that title sounds very familiar, then that's because it's the sequel to the 2009 WWE film 12 Rounds starring John Cena.

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