Michael Hayes was reportedly seen drinking at a bar with Rosa Mendes following a WWE event a few weeks ago and subsequently suspended as a result. The story was broke by former WWE creative writer Court Bauer on his “Bauer + Pollock #20” podcast. According to Bauer, the suspension is for a “few weeks” and Hayes isn’t going anywhere. Bauer feels had it been anyone else, he would have been fired.
Mendes has a history of alcohol problems and was sent to rehab shortly following problematic behavior on WWE’s post-Wrestlemania European tour (See also – WWE Diva Sent Home From European Tour) in April. Mendes has been back on the road for the last few weeks after a prolonged absence and worked in the 6-Divas tag team match on this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw. Earlier on Wednesday, I was told that Hayes was noticeably absent from TVs but wasn’t given a reason as to why.
Hayes currently works as WWE’s head of road agents/producers.
You can listen to Court Bauer’s latest podcast with John Pollock at this link.