We reported last week that Robert Roode and Primo Colon had been flagged for a WWE Wellness Policy violation. Both men were suspended for 30 days due to the violation. Primo Colon has now gone on record claiming that he was suspended not for any substance issue, but because he didn’t travel back to the United States to take the test.
Primo spoke to Primera Hora in more detail and discussed exactly what happened –
“I was not on the road, I was not scheduled for any event in the near future and I am in Puerto Rico when they call me suddenly, not to use me, but to travel for a doping test. I was ready to do it, but I told them that I was in Puerto Rico and that I was willing to go to a place that they chose to test me without any problem and I was not going to pay for a trip to just get tested for doping.
Then I didn’t hear anything from the company about it and I thought they were going to call me when they found a place to do the test. Almost two months pass and I get the letter that I am suspended, according to them, because I refused to take the test. And that is not correct. They took it as I was out of the country (and unavailable), but I was available.
Primo Colon Clarifies Wellness Policy Violation in the WWE
I don’t want them to say that I failed to test positive because that is totally false and incorrect. They usually do their doping test at events; someone appears to collect the urine of fighters, employees, referees to do their evaluation once a month. I was in Puerto Rico and I have to clarify it because my reputation is worth more than any check.”
I have a contract with them until October 2020. They can call me and use me if they want. If they don’t want to use me, they still have to pay me. They are using new talent and so is the (rest of the) industry.”
Wow! That’s some statement from Primo. For WWE to leave out/not include certain details in their statement isn’t great PR in my opinion.
I have a sneaky suspicion that now Primo has lifted the lid on his side of things, I can’t see his contract with the company being extended past October next year. But as he stated in his interview, his reputation is worth more than a paycheck. Maybe he’s already preparing for life after WWE?