The WWE Wellness Policy is considered by many to have a number of problems based around the way in which they test and how Superstars are suspended in the first place. Dave Meltzer took to Twitter to comment on the matter.

The conversation took off on Twitter when a user with the handle @DalanAndrew asked Meltzer how much WWE fines wrestlers for using marijuana under the current Wellness Policy. Meltzer revealed that WWE fines a Superstar $2,500 if any trace of marijuana is found in their systems.

This prompted a further response by @Crystal071954, who asked whether the fine was also met with a Wellness Policy violation. This is in reference to the system WWE uses, where they suspend a Superstar for 30 days on the first violation, 60 days on the second and release them on the third. Meltzer confirmed that WWE does not issue a strike for marijuana use.


This is interesting given that Matt Riddle has signed with WWE. Riddle is known for his recreational use of marijuana. If caught- Riddle could be fined but not given a strike. Riddle has claimed in the past he would give up marijuana for a WWE contract, so it remains to be seen what happens with him moving forward.

Did you expect strikes to be given out for marijuana use? Should it be against the policy? Let us know your thoughts and opinions on this matter in the comments below.

Steve Carrier

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