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5 most commonly used drugs in WWE history

Find out which drugs have been used the most in WWE, historically.

Steroids have been a part of WWE history

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that WWE – the largest wrestling promotion in the world - is one of the most loved franchises in the sports entertainment business, with its 36 million fan base spanning 150 countries and growing at a rapid rate.

Its total revenue of $658.8 million in 2015 also makes WWE one of the most profitable franchises in the world. However, beneath all the glitz and the glam of WWE lies a murky underbelly, plagued with a history of substance abuse which has ended and destroyed the lives of countless talented wrestlers.

Unfortunately, even with the introduction of the Wellness Policy, substance abuse cases keep popping up in the WWE. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the 5 most commonly used drugs in WWE history.

#1 Somatropin

Randy Orton has been busted by the Wellness policy before

Popularly known for its benefits as a growth hormone, Somatropin has gained notoriety as one of the most widely used substances in WWE. Somatropin has been a favourite amongst wrestlers due to its ability to induce a lean body shape, enhance muscle mass and dramatically increase the body’s resistance to injury.

However, the consequences include low stamina and high levels of fatigue which could lead to heart problems in the long run. Known Somatropin users include Edge, John Morrison, Booker T, Chavo Guerrero and Randy Orton. The use of the drug in the United States is illegal unless prescribed by a doctor.    

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