TPIB 62 Posted July 1, 2007 Share Posted July 1, 2007 This is something that I've been pondering for a couple of days now. Should the WWE keep an eye out on its superstars for unusual behavior or anthing of the sort? I know they give them drug tests and everything, but maybe they should take it a step up. Perhaps have wrestlers confirm medicine prescriptions with WWE personnel or (as I've heard a few people comment on) have a psychiatrist on payroll or really anything that would prevent another catastrophe of the liked we've endured. Possibly some of the Benoit-esque superstars should be kept a close eye on. I hate to point fingers at superstars and call them "delusional" or anything of the sort, but I've compiled a short list of superstars who may fit these categories and perhaps be kept an eye on. I realize that some of the "intense" superstar characters are just that, a character, but as the events regarding Benoit and the Benoit family have taught us, you can't always assume everything is alright. Anyways, here's my list of superstars and why they fit the category (keep in mind, I am not calling these superstars "crazy" or "drug addicted" or anything): Hardcore Holly- If you think about it, Holly has alot to be depressed about with all these injuries he's sustained, I think it's safe to say he's on various medications to boot. Ric Flair- Flair hasn't exactly had success in the marriage department to say the least, I honestly could see Flair snapping. I can only recall his problems with road rage, but that doesn't mean he may or may not have a history of anger issues. Randy Orton- Orton has seemingly cleaned up his act and is climbing back up the WWE rungs to where he can be trusted again, but getting drunk and trashing hotel rooms (as well as failing drug tests) seem to be his M.O. Carlito- It wasn't that long ago that I read that Carlito was very unhappy with his situation in WWE. While he doesn't appear to be unstable or "on anything", that doesn't exactly make him clean. Jeff Hardy- Much like Orton, Jeff has seemed to be clean and "on the ball" since returning to the WWE, but he hasn't been drug-free for that long, really. Jerry Lawler- Lawler honestly is pretty high up on this list (not literally). He's had the most recent case of being volatile and confrontational. Sure he punched some guy at an indy show that was a jerk, but that doesn't mean you can knock people out whenever you feel like it. Much like Flair, Lawler has had a history of failed marriages and failed relationships, not to mention his son is a former "drug addict" (allegedely) and that has to run heavy on his mind. Paul London- From what I've read, London has developed a little bit of a behavioral problem as of late, which is nothing new among WWE talent, but it's still worth mentioning. John Cena- Now I am not listing Cena, because I'm anti-Cena, but because he's got to be under some major stress. Whether anyone likes it or not, Cena is on top of the world right now. He's the WWE Champion (the most prestiged championship in the WWE), he's really been in the main event since WrestleMania 21, he's getting ready to film another movie for WWE Films, he makes all these media appearances and he's considered the top guy in the company. That can't be easy, Cena has got to be running on empty and you got to believe he's taking some sort of medications. Sandman- Sandman is one of those guys you really wouldn't be too surprised to hear that he's done something horrible. While his character gets drunk, busts himself open with a beer can, and swings a cane, I believe the man behind the character has to be "on" something, not to mention he's been known to have a poor backstage attitude (much like Sabu does/did). Batista- Like Cena, I am not listing Batista because I'm anti-Batista, but he's been known to get in a "scuffle" or two before. Gregory Helms- Being out of action until April has got to be depressing for Helms. While I don't consider him likely to "snap", it's possible. Chris Masters- Masters has been ridiculed in the past for his deflated size since his suspension, however, he's seemed to gain some bulk back. I don't like to use the 's' word, but if there is one person using, Masters has got to be a suspect. I thought about listing Rob Van Dam, but is he even employed by the WWE anymore? Anyways, post your thoughts and/or post someone you think should cause some suspicion. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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