WWE Hall Of Famer Teddy Long remains one of the most beloved figures in the history of WWE. He was the General Manager of Smackdown during the Ruthless Aggression era and he performed his role to near perfection. He also stopped smoking weed out of respect for Vince McMahon.

As previously reported, WWE has not removed marijuana from their Wellness Policy. In fact, WWE has not even issued fine for marijuana in many years, which surprised many people.

While speaking on The Wrestling Inc. Daily, Teddy Long talked about his experiences “smizzing,” which just means smoking weed. Long revealed that he stopped smoking out of respect for Vince McMahon.

“I said, ‘Hey man, my job is more important so I don’t want to let Vince down. That man gave me the opportunity of a lifetime and the reason I am where I am today is because of Vince. So, I quit, maybe about a year. I quit for a real long time. What made me start back, man, I think I just got kind of burnt out. I had been on the road for over 25 years of my life … I think I just kind of got stressed, then me and Chioda kind of started riding again.”


Of course, WWE’s stance on cannabis is far more relaxed compared to the days Teddy Long used to actively work in the company. Regardless, Long did what he thought was the best for himself and WWE. Long is also glad the current generation of WWE Superstars can smoke cannabis without having to worry so much as well.

It interesting that he did this out of respect for Vince, because Chris Jericho proudly told a story about McMahon smoking joint in front of Donald Trump at a concert. That’s neither here nor there though.

h/t Wrestling Inc

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