The Wrestling Observer is reporting that one of the main causes of the recent string of WWE firings may have been that Vince McMahon does not support the election of Barak Obama and feels that the economy will take a turn for the worse once he assumes office. Although the current state of the economy hasn’t effected WWE all that badly thus far, McMahon is taking what he deems to be precautions in the event that his company is negatively impacted financially.
In other Vince McMahon news, during a recent interview he did where he spoke to congress about the August of 2007 Signature Pharmacy online drug bust that resulted in the suspension of numerous WWE talents, the chairman of the board had this to say about the wrestlers purchasing drugs online:
"And some of them [the suspended talents]–I mean, all of them confessed that they had," McMahon told Congress. "Some said they didn’t take the drugs, but that is just too bad because it is an infraction of the policy."
"I just learned to basically shut my mouth about stuff. It seemed as though any time I would turn around and say something, well they would analyze that stuff and say ‘he did this, this, this and this.’ I’d be reading about it at home and be like ‘no, that’s not right,’ Anderson told Live Audio Wrestling. "When they asked me if I took steroids and I said no, I didn’t at the time. The thing is, my doctor was getting the stuff from Signature Pharmacy. I never once went to an Internet website and ordered any of that stuff."
In an interview with The Post and Courier, Kennedy had this to say about his doctor,
"I had a legitimate medical reason to have it," Anderson told Mooneyham. "How was I supposed to know my doctor’s a quack? I was injured and had a legitimate reason. I tore my lat in 2005. I had surgery went home and had a staph infection that I almost died from. I lost about 45 pounds in about three days. I had a legitimate medical reason for having it, however my name turned up on that list. Vince and the company’s hands were tied. They had to suspend me."