Pro wrestling used to be a world where a ton of stars were on steroids. Juicing was a part of the culture, but then so many things changed about that situation. Steroids were demonized and prosecuted. Performance enhancing distribution systems were shut down and now a lot of stars are living much cleaner lives. Jim Ross might not favor that.
During Grillin’ JR, the WWE Hall Of Famer opened up about steroids. He said since pro wrestling is performance art and “not the NFL,” steroids should be allowed. He equated it to having the same negative baggage as marijuana as well.
Look, it’s a performance art. It’s not the NFL, and I’m not so sure it makes a sh*t even in the NFL. It has the same negative baggage that marijuana has. It has not been accepted widely, mass appeal… it has not been accepted widely enough to get that, ‘Ok, it’s alright.’
He said that if steroids could be decriminalized then they could use that money for very productive things. It sounds like JR has given this subject a lot of thought in the past.
The bottom line as Stone Cold would say is a lot of money is going to the bottom line of these State coffers that need the money for school books and things of that nature. As long as that money is being put to good use for the children and educating our people for one thing and for health care, things of that nature, then hell yeah. Let’s create new money, new revenue.
Steroids will probably always be frowned upon in professional sport. Some people might like to try and break the rules, but that is why punishments for breaking the rules exists.
Thanks to Wrestle Zone for the quote