In a 2003 interview with SLAM! Wrestling, Harry Smith he had no plans on taking steroids. “I’ve never taken steroids, I don’t plan to. I loved my Dad, and yes he made mistakes, but I have learned from them. I won’t go down that path.” Obviously, things change.
There’s been some question as to whether this is Chris Masters’ third suspension due to Wellness violations, which would result in termination from the company. Masters was sent to rehab in 2006 after WWE intervened on his painkiller addiction. During this time, he never failed a Wellness test so he was never suspended. His first official suspension with the company came earlier this year in the middle of the Signature Pharmacy scandal. Masters was suspended for 30 days then. This marks his second suspension due to Wellness violations, so he’s out for 60 days. Masters won’t be able to return to action until the first SmackDown show of 2008.
As announced on SmackDown last night, Rey Mysterio will face Finlay at this coming Tuesday night’s WWE SmackDown tapings.