Since 2006, WWE has instituted a Substance Abuse and Drug Testing Policy that tests for steroids among other drugs.
Before 2006, steroids and other enhancement drugs were prevalent in wrestling with many viewing the sport as "body business." WWE's policy has seen the likes of Randy Orton, Booker T, Dolph Ziggler, Edge, and more be suspended for wellness, not specifically steroid-related, failures.
With WWE coming down on those using steroids and other drugs, The Undertaker is shocked at how good wrestlers still look.
"We're tested for everything. I don't understand because there's some big motherfuckers and cut, and I don't know how they did it. I couldn't get that way when I was on steroids," Undertaker said on The Joe Rogan Experience.
Joe Rogan was stunned when shown a picture of how Braun Strowman has transformed his body over the years, with Undertaker noting that he used to be a bodybuilder.
Undertaker then explained how he was tested by WWE at the end of his career when he was only wrestling a couple of times a year.
"Before I switched my contract -- now I'm not a talent, I'm a legend -- I only worked two or three times a year, but I was under a regular contract. Under a regular contract, and this is if you tested clean, you had to have four mandatory piss tests and two blood tests every year. They'd get to the end of the year and I'd get a call, 'Go to the lab and do a piss test.' I hadn't been in the ring in six or seven months, but they'd look at the book and say 'oh, we forgot about him.' So you get the piss test done, but that was only three. Sure enough, next day, another phone call, 'go back to the lab.' They're totally random, they just show up. I was home, that's why I didn't get tested until the end. I know what the protocol is and if anyone could get out of it, it would be me, and I couldn't get out of it," he explained.
There has not been a wellness failure in WWE since February 2020 when WWE announced Samoa Joe had been suspended for 30 days after a violation.
You can view a history of wellness failures in WWE by clicking here.
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