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I get Cageside Seats isn't that reliable, but this is their write up of what Meltzer said on his radio show. Also, I'm not sure if the speculation about Vince setting Rey up comes from Meltzer or Cageside Seats. If this all bullshit then I'm sorry for posting it.

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http://www.f4wonline.com/component/content/article/112-wrestling-observer/25379-apr-28-observer-radio-bryan-alvarez-and-dave-meltzer-talk-smackdown-tuf-diaz-lawsuit-extreme-rules-preview-rey-mysterio-failure-shareholder-meeting-bryans-tna-in-kent-live-show-review-more

http://www.cagesideseats.com/2012/4/28/2985118/rey-mysterio-failed-wwe-drug-test-for-amphetamines-over-10-weeks-ago

A star of Rey Mysterio's stature failing a WWE drug test is always shocking and usually the circumstances surrounding it are murky. The first time Mysterio was announced as being in violation of WWE's Wellness policy in late August 2009 it came after a longstanding contractual dispute where he was promised a lengthy run with the Intercontinental championship as a make good, only for Vince McMahon to quickly change his mind and ask for Rey to drop the title to rising star Dolph Ziggler, a request he refused. This time, the timing of his suspension is even more suspicious, which I wouldn't have thought was even possible until hearing the bizarre story that is making the rounds.

According to Dave Meltzer on his latest radio show, Rey Mysterio's failed drug test was for amphetamines and happened when he was visiting friends backstage on the February 13th Raw tapings in his hometown of San Diego. Given that urine samples don't take over ten weeks to analyse, this means that WWE must have sat on the results for several weeks before announcing the failure publicly. One gets the feeling that Rey was almost set up by being forced to take a urine sample at a time he wouldn't have been expected to have been tested, due perhaps to WWE management's unhappiness at how long he was taking to recover from the knee injury he suffered on August 15th 2011 in a match with Alberto Del Rio, ironically also in the city with area code 619. Evidence pointing in that direction was Meltzer noting how people within the company felt it was cold for Mysterio to be asked to take the drug test as soon as he stepped foot in the building before he even had time to say hello to anybody or shake their hands.

So what caused WWE to drag their feet so long on making the suspension official? Well, when Vince McMahon knew that Rey had failed the test a week or so later, he was understandably mad at his top Mexican star and told his creative team that they couldn't do anything with Mysterio for the time being without telling them why. That of course didn't last for very long, as Vince changes his mind about everything it seems on a day by day basis and indeed soon after he made a play for Rey to be the last man on Teddy Long's team at WrestleMania 28, a spot that was eventually filled by Booker T when Mysterio understandably turned it down because he was still injured and not healthy enough to return to action. This was when Mysterio was first notified that he failed the test, who protested his innocence, claiming that he's living clean and not taking any such recreational drugs. He thus couldn't fathom how he tested positive for amphetamines and consequently gave WWE's doctors a list of all the prescription medication and supplements that he was taking, believing that one of them must have caused a false positive. It is known that some weight loss pills are tainted with amphetamines, so it is possible that Rey was telling the truth and this isn't some complete cock and bull story that Alistair Overeem would come up with.

Obviously giving talent a chance to respond to their test failures takes a bit of time, because you don't want to suspend someone who is genuinely innocent, but it seems like the decision to suspend Rey was more based on him dragging his feet regarding returning to work than the strength of his defence. Apparently the conversation where Rey was told about his 60 day suspension went along these lines:

A couple of days ago they called him again and was you know [asked] so Rey when are you going to be ready to come back? June. Why don't you make that July because you're suspended for two months.

Such independence and transparency almost makes you wish WWE wrestlers had to go in front of the incompetent Nevada State Athletic Commission whenever they fail a test, because it sure doesn't sound like Rey got a fair shake from WWE management and their paid off doctors. We know that in the past Vince McMahon put pressure on his medical staff to turn a blind eye to therapeutic use exemption loopholes for testosterone, so wrestlers could get away with steroid test failures just by having a backdated prescription from their doctor, which breeds suspicion that the only wrestlers that get publicly suspended are the ones he himself wants to get punished, particularly now when the media scrutiny of his company's Wellness policy has died down. One wonders how Rey can fail a test when on the injured list, while the impossible physiques of Ryback and Mason Ryan are still on our TV screens every week. Something smells fishy that's for sure, just like WWE's belated suspension of R-Truth for failing a drug test for synthetic marijuana.
 

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Wait a minute... he smoked Meth?
 

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One wonders how Rey can fail a test when on the injured list, while the impossible physiques of Ryback and Mason Ryan are still on our TV screens every week.
lol.
 

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Regarding the question in the article "why test a guy whose injured" EVERY contracted wrestler is up for random testing regardless of injury if your picked and at work or home you get tested. And WWE should test injured guys they're the ones more than likely to take shit they know they cant
 

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A lot of this sounds like speculative bullshit to me, as per usual with these types of reports. I know WWE can be retarded most of the time but I don't think Vince would risk forcing an injured worker to come back early when they aren't ready and possibly end up with a dead worker on his hands or at the very least, a seriously injured worker. That would be even worse PR than a failed drug test.
 

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A lot of this sounds like speculative bullshit to me, as per usual with these types of reports. I know WWE can be retarded most of the time but I don't think Vince would risk forcing an injured worker to come back early when they aren't ready and possibly end up with a dead worker on his hands or at the very least, a seriously injured worker. That would be even worse PR than a failed drug test.
I believe he would. He's fired an injured person before and even a pregnant woman before; which is probably why Kharma didn't get fired during her pregnancy because WWE lost a lawsuit there.
 

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I was wondering when the WWE would even have the time to test Rey considering he hasn't been on TV for so long. I do believe this report. Rey's knee has been banged up for years now, I wouldn't be surprised if he was taking some sort of pain killer that contains amphetamines. I also wouldn't be surprised if Vince was upset that he was slated to return almost 3 months after he initially said he would. Remember, we've seen Vince pull shit that's way more petty than this.
 

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I was wondering when the WWE would even have the time to test Rey considering he hasn't been on TV for so long. I do believe this report. Rey's knee has been banged up for years now, I wouldn't be surprised if he was taking some sort of pain killer that contains amphetamines. I also wouldn't be surprised if Vince was upset that he was slated to return almost 3 months after he initially said he would. Remember, we've seen Vince pull shit that's way more petty than this.
Its not WWE personally testing them its a 3rd party that sends out testers to gather the samples
 

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Wow, so basically he had a prescribtion for a medication that contained amphetamine, but WWE didn't want to check that because he didn't want to return earlier than he was ready and risk to reinjure himself? And lol @ steroid users getting a pass like nothing. "Ryan, you failed your wellness test mate, wtf u juicin?" "Oh err yeah I got a prescribtion for this stuff around 5 years ago" "O, then no problem mate, don't mind what I said, I wanna see you at least 15 lbs bigger the next time you have a wellness test again!"

Sounds like the wellness policy is an even bigger joke than I thought.
 

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Wow, so basically he had a prescribtion for a medication that contained amphetamine, but WWE didn't want to check that because he didn't want to return earlier than he was ready and risk to reinjure himself? And lol @ steroid users getting a pass like nothing. "Ryan, you failed your wellness test mate, wtf u juicin?" "Oh err yeah I got a prescribtion for this stuff around 5 years ago" "O, then no problem mate, don't mind what I said, I wanna see you at least 15 lbs bigger the next time you have a wellness test again!"

Sounds like the wellness policy is an even bigger joke than I thought.
Check the Wellness Policy they have a list of things that are banned stuff you can even find in cough medicine, is it fair if you get hit with a violation for that? No but you are a contracted wrestler its really up to the person to triple check what they take isnt banned. Ignorance isn't an excuse
 

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Check the Wellness Policy they have a list of things that are banned stuff you can even find in cough medicine, is it fair if you get hit with a violation for that? No but you are a contracted wrestler its really up to the person to triple check what they take isnt banned. Ignorance isn't an excuse
If the report is correct Mysterio had a prescription though which made it fair game and they suspended him simply because he didn't want, or rather couldn't work. The whole thing sounds fishy and underhanded. I agree with your post when it comes to guys who take stuff without prescription and don't check what's in their medicaments. As you said, ignorance isn't an excuse but with a prescription there shouldn't be a problem.
 

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I really cannot feel sorry for Rey if he's using the ignorance defence i mean he SHOULD know by now after what SIX years of the policy being around to be able to double check things or make sure he can get precsriptions to WWE HQ. Unless Rey is in the middle of the Amazon i dont see a viable excuse for not faxing a damn thing to Vince
 

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I really cannot feel sorry for Rey if he's using the ignorance defence i mean he SHOULD know by now after what SIX years of the policy being around to be able to double check things or make sure he can get precsriptions to WWE HQ. Unless Rey is in the middle of the Amazon i dont see a viable excuse for not faxing a damn thing to Vince
No doubt about it, I'd think that informing the WWE HQ or the medical staff would be the first thing a wrestler would do upon getting legal prescription for drugs that fall into the wellness policy. Oh well, seems like the situation is a mix of Reys stupidity and WWE using underhanded tactics.
 

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If the report is correct Mysterio had a prescription though which made it fair game and they suspended him simply because he didn't want, or rather couldn't work. The whole thing sounds fishy and underhanded.
Indeed, thought this the instant the suspension was announced, there were vague reports a while back that his contract negotiations hadn't been going well, it all also falls well in line with some of Konnans recent comments, the whole things seems like some kind of powerplay.
The first thing id assumed was that they knew he wasn't going to be back until summer anyway and knew he'd obviously been taking something or other for recovery, so they signed him back but did this to let him know his position wasn't untouchable.

If this new story is true and they actively were seeking out anything they could suspend him for it takes it to a whole new level of under-handed.
 
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