Tuesday, May 20, 2008

WWE Suspends William Regal 60 Days

WWE Wrestler Darren Matthews, better known as William Regal, has been suspended by the WWE for 60 days, following his second violation of the WWE drug policy. The news comes just one day after Regal participated in a "Loser is Fired" match. WWE Chairman Vince McMahon arranged the match citing that fans were strongly complaining to WWE about Regal's recent actions on the Raw show. Vince also said Raw ratings drop whenever Regal appears on the show.

Here's more info from Courant.com:

Stamford-based WWE spokeswoman Jennifer McIntosh declined to say what drugs were involved. Matthews wrestles under the name William Regal.

McIntosh says there have been more than 30 suspensions under the WWE substance abuse and drug testing policy begun in 2006, which requires tests for steroids and other drugs.

A wrestler faces a 30-day suspension without pay for a first violation, a 60-day suspension for a second violation and firing for a third violation. Performers are tested at least four times per year.

Last August, WWE suspended 10 wrestlers for violations of its drug testing policy involve drug purchases, mostly human growth hormones.

On last night's episode of WWE Raw, the current General Manager of Raw and King, William Regal, was strangely fired, after Vince McMahon put him into a match versus Mr. Kennedy. The loser of the match was to be sent packing. Regal tried to cheat with brass knuckles but Mr. Kennedy was able to duck the punch and hit his finisher to win the match. At the time Regal's firing seemed to make little sense with the way his storyline had been going, but now it's much clearer. One more mess up and Regal is officially done with WWE.

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Blogger Mitch said...

I was thinking the same thing as soon as he lost, that it seemed weird, but then I was betting he was being suspended. And, for some reason, I'm betting it's not steroids either.

May 20, 2008 at 11:52 PM  

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