Besides being known for his carefree attitude and prowess in the ring, Matt Riddle is famous for his 420 humor all over WWE. It has come as a shock to many as they know something like this would not fly a decade ago due to WWE’s strict policy on narcotics. Recently a WWE Hall of Famer came to appreciate the relaxed attitude of WWE around marijuana.
Former Smackdown General Manager and WWE Hall of Famer Teddy Long recently discussed the differences between this current era and his time with the company with Wrestling Inc. Senior News Editor Nick Hausman .
“Just to show you that the times have changed, man, because I knew a time that you couldn’t get on TV and make no weed jokes. You couldn’t be talking about that at all because, especially in professional wrestling, God d**n, man, they’d be, ‘This is wrestling. What the hell are you doing?’ But I’m glad to see that people have changed with the times. [Riddle] is extremely funny. I love the weed jokes.”
Recent episodes of “Raw” have featured Riddle asking stars like WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and The Usos if they “want to hit the bong.” When asked what his reaction would be if he was proposed the same question, Long had this to say.
“I would hit it. All he got to do is bring it to me.”
WWE has had a strict policy regarding narcotics and PEDs. It’s worth noting that it was Teddy Long’s weed use that contributed to his release from the company. Over the years the rules around cannabis have become more relaxed, a change which was welcomed by WWE Hall of Famer Booker T. For more updates, stay tuned to Ringside News
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