It appears as if WWE has relaxed its policy for fining talent for smoking marijuana.
According to Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful Select, WWE talent has informed him that the company hasn’t suspended anyone for marijuana in “years” and despite still being listed on the corporate website, talent no longer gets fined for marijuana use either. It was noted that one wrestler said they still get tested for “everything” but fines for marijuana are no longer enforced.
While WWE Hall of Famer Bret “The Hitman” Hart pushed back against this policy back in the 1990s, Randy Orton was reportedly an “integral figure” in influencing a change of policy on WWE’s main roster. It’s said that Orton’s tag team partner Riddle was also outspoken about getting the policy changed.
Someone high up within WWE spoke to Sapp on the condition of anonymity and said:
“I haven’t even heard anyone as much as gossip over one of the boys or girls smoking weed in years, much less a fine being handed down for it. A lot of the perception has changed, and a lot of what Bret was talking about way back when ended up ringing true. I don’t expect us to come out with WWE-themed cannabis incense any time soon, but the policy has been relaxed and we’ve used a lot of that culture in our storylines.”
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