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article imageWWE wrestler loses much more than just weight

By Eric Morales     May 4, 2012 in Sports
In an attempt to lose weight ahead of a return to the ring WWE wrestler Rey Mysterio loses more than he bargained for and is also suspended.
Rey Mysterio, real name Oscar Gutierrez is a WWE wrestler signed to the sports-entertainment company's RAW brand who has been sidelined for nearly a year after suffering an in-ring injury during a house show while on tour with the company. Gutierrez required immediate surgery for a torn ACL and was preparing to return to the ring when WWE announced they were suspending him for 60-days in violation of their wellness policy.
Now according to E-Wrestling News and the Wrestling Observer its believed by officials in WWE that Gutierrez was taking a supplement to lose weight which also contained amphetamine.
In the United States amphetamine is a Schedule II narcotic classified as a central nervous system stimulant. It is allowed by the government under strict supervision for medical use, however, it is classified as very addictive. In Afghanistan the use of the drug by U.S. Air force pilots was believed to be the cause of the accidental killing of Canadian soldiers. Use of the drug is associated with decreased fatigue and appetite.
According to the Observer Gutierrez failed his random drug test in February but only received his suspension in late April as WWE physicians examined the test results. Gutierrez was apparently stunned by the positive results.
Mysterio will not be eligible for a return until late June and the Observer reports he will not be placed in any major story lines or feuds by the company.
In addition to his suspension, Gutierrez lost a lot of weight - in his wallet, not being able to wrestle during the 60-day suspension has cost the Mexican-American wrestler $166,667 in pay according to the Observer.
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