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Does HHH set an impossible standard?

This question is quite simple. Full time WWE wrestlers are subjected to a very strict Wellness policy. Many of them are in fantastic shape, but they bear no resemblance in overall size to the performers of the Attitude or Ruthless Aggression eras. And for the sake of their health, that is probably a good thing.

HHH is head of NXT and an occasional wrestler. At this point in time, he probably has a more massive physique than anyone else on the roster, even now Brock Lesnar. Knowing the Wellness limitations on the main roster, is it good to have a 6’5” muscle-bound, 49 year old CEO competing and making the rest of the roster look small in comparison? Especially since the rest of the roster cannot realistically hope to get as large as Hunter?

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All you have to do is look at guys like Lashley and EC3 to know that the “Wellness Policy” is not preventing anyone from being on the gear.

Besides that Triple H is nowhere near the size he used to be. If he looks huge it’s because the WWE is filled with too many small, skinny, indy geek gymnasts.
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All you have to do is look at guys like Lashley and EC3 to know that the “Wellness Policy” is not preventing anyone from being on the gear.

Besides that Triple H is nowhere near the size he used to be. If he looks huge it’s because the WWE is filled with too many small, skinny, indy geek gymnasts.
Forgot about Lashley. But overall, I think WWE’s Wellness policy has been very successful in keeping most of the men’s roster off of PEDs, as it is prohibitively expensive to circumvent it. I can probably count on one hand the number of full time WWE wrestlers who are likely juicing.
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Forgot about Lashley. But overall, I think WWEís Wellness policy has been very successful in keeping most of the menís roster off of PEDs, as it is prohibitively expensive to circumvent it. I can probably count on one hand the number of full time WWE wrestlers who are likely juicing.
Not a chance. They might not be on the mass building roids of the 80ís, but probably 90% of the roster is on something. Steroids arenít just to get huge, they are to stay lean as well, and recovery.

Even guys like Finn Balor probably bleed clenbuterol to stay that lean while dealing with the demanding travel schedule.

The WWE ďWellness PolicyĒ if it exists at all, probably informs the wrestlers when they are testing so they know when to piss clean. If they fail it itís probably drug related or they took an over the counter supplement that had something in it they werenít aware of.

When the WWE contracts a neutral party anti-doping agency to conduct their testing, then maybe Iíll believe they are clean.
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Forgot about Lashley. But overall, I think WWE’s Wellness policy has been very successful in keeping most of the men’s roster off of PEDs, as it is prohibitively expensive to circumvent it. I can probably count on one hand the number of full time WWE wrestlers who are likely juicing.
Not a chance. They might not be on the mass building roids of the 80’s, but probably 90% of the roster is on something. Steroids aren’t just to get huge, they are to stay lean as well, and recovery.

Even guys like Finn Balor probably bleed clenbuterol to stay that lean while dealing with the demanding travel schedule.

The WWE “Wellness Policy” if it exists at all, probably informs the wrestlers when they are testing so they know when to piss clean. If they fail it it’s probably drug related or they took an over the counter supplement that had something in it they weren’t aware of.

When the WWE contracts a neutral party anti-doping agency to conduct their testing, then maybe I’ll believe they are clean.
If that’s true and the process is a farce, then why don’t more wrestlers use it not just for recovery, but to get larger? I’m thinking of people like The Revival, Curtis Axel, or Kurt Hawkins...all of them would be looked at differently if they were bigger. Just as Jinder was.

Not disputing your assertion, just wondering why more wrestlers don’t take advantage of the policy to get larger if it’s so lax.

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Re: Does HHH set an impossible standard?

most wrestlers used to look like construction workers or power lifters. it almost physically impossible to be that buff and/or shredded with that schedule clean.

older guys like superstar graham and macho man (even before the wwf) were but they were d-bol'd out of their minds.
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If thatís true and the process is a farce, then why donít more wrestlers use it not just for recovery, but to get larger? Iím thinking of people like The Revival, Curtis Axel, or Kurt Hawkins...all of them would be looked at differently if they were bigger. Just as Jinder was.

Not disputing your assertion, just wondering why more wrestlers donít take advantage of the policy to get larger if itís so lax.
Money, health risks, donít feel like putting in the gym time, etc.

Steroids arenít some magic potion that makes you big. You still have to put in serious time in the gym and most importantly the kitchen, maintaining a strict diet to get the massive gains.

The guys you mentioned donít scream gym rat to me, so steroids for them is a waste of money. Jinder is juiced out of his mind, but if you follow his Instagram heís living in the gym.

Iím sure there are tons of normal looking wrestlers whoíve also used PEDs to return from injury. Look at all the times Cena returns from injury ahead of schedule, that was 100% from PEDs, heís not Wolverine.
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To think that most of the roster isn't on steroids or hormones is ignorant.
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I agree. It's why guys like Orton and Reigns look so good compare to others.
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Re: Does HHH set an impossible standard?

Utvolzac basically summed it all up. Theyíre all on gas, just not the 90s shit because weíre surrounded by little men. Look at Orton/Lashley/EC3/Jinder for proof.


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