What Caused Evan Bourne, Heath Slater & Darren Young To Receive Wellness Strikes & 30-Day Suspensions, Details On A Suspension Not Announced By WWE, Plus Debunking Speculation Regarding The Wellness Violations Of Mike Chioda & Sin Cara

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I can confirm Evan Bourne, Heath Slater and Darren Young all received 30-day suspensions and their first strike of the WWE Wellness Policy for the same reason - testing positive for synthetic marijuana.

It's somewhat hypocritical the use of synthetic marijuana carries a suspension when the use of marijuana simply carries a fine. Here are the details straight from the WWE Wellness Policy:

B. FOR POSITIVE MARIJUANA DRUG TESTS In the event of any positive test for marijuana, the WWE Talent shall be fined Two Thousand Five Hundred US Dollars ($2,500.00) per positive test, which shall be deducted from the WWE Talent's downside guarantee. C. FOR POSITIVE ALCOHOL SUBSTANCE TESTS

In the event of a positive test for alcohol, the WWE Talent shall be fined Two Thousand Five Hundred US Dollars ($2,500.00) per positive test, which shall be deducted from the WWE Talent's downside guarantee.

I can now also confirm that Tough Enough winner Andy Leavine did serve a 30-day suspension from WWE for his first violation of the Wellness Policy although his suspension was never announced by WWE. The suspensions of Leavine, senior referee Mike Chioda and Sin Cara were not because of synthetic marijuana.

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