The Colons haven’t wrestled on WWE television in over a year, but Primo Colon still needed to take a Wellness Policy exam when his name was called. The company said that he failed and was suspended for 30 days without pay, but he is going to fight this result.
While speaking to Primera Hora in Puerto Rico, Primo Colon claimed that he didn’t fail a drug test. In fact, he didn’t even take one. He was not on the road with WWE nor was he scheduled for any WWE events. He was in Puerto Rico and when they called him for a test, he couldn’t make it to the testing facility.
“I was not on the road (on tour with the company), I was not scheduled for any event in the near future. I am in Puerto Rico when they called me suddenly, not to use me, but to travel to do a doping test. I was ready to do it, but I told them that I was in Puerto Rico and that I was willing to go to a place (laboratory) that they chose to test me without any problem, without any discomfort. I was not going to pay for a trip to just get tested for doping,”
“I didn’t hear anything from the company and I thought they were going to call me when they found a place to do the test. Almost two months pass and I get a letter that I am suspended, according to them, because I refused to take the test. And that is not correct. They took it as I was out of the country, but I was available, ”
“I don’t want them to say that I failed to test positive because that is totally false and incorrect. They usually do their doping test at events, someone appears there to collect the urine of fighters, employees, referees … to do their evaluation once a month. I did not say anything positive. I was in Puerto Rico. I have to clarify it because my reputation is worth more than any check.”
Primo Colon obviously doesn’t appreciate the connotation of failing a drug test by not taking it in the first place. In the past other Superstars such as Hornswoggle were also suspended because they couldn’t produce a sample to be tested. That’s just how those tests work. It’s actually how any test works because if an instructor hands you a test and you don’t fill anything out you still get a zero.
The Colons’ WWE contracts are up in October, 2020. We’ll have to see if WWE adds a month to Primo’s time due to this suspension.