Rey Mysterio Suspended


I am the woolrus
#1 made the following announcement this evening:
Rey Mysterio suspended for 30 days
Written: August 27, 2009

In accordance with WWE's Wellness Program, effective Wednesday, September 2, Oscar Gutierrez (Rey Mysterio) is suspended for 30 days for a violation of the company’s policy.
Wow. That's a huge blow, not just for Mysterio but also for Dolph Ziggler who Mysterio was doing a great job in putting over. I was sure Dolph was gonna beat Mysterio for the title at Breaking Point and it sucks that that can't happen now.

Still, it says that the suspension doesn't start until September 2nd. So i guess instead of vacating the titles, they're gonna have it change hands at the Smackdown tapings.


Sultan of Swat
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Wow! That is huge news, but it doesn't surprise me. Look at Rey during his WCW days and look at him now, there's a huge difference. With that being said I'm really happy Ziggler is going to get the IC Title, it will be great for his career.


Epic Gamer
"Violation of the company's policy"? That could mean anything...I wonder what he did. :hmm:

But that is pretty big news. Rey Mysterio's got a fair old fan base, so I wonder how this'll go down...
Uh-oh, I wonder if they'll do NOTHING with Dolph while Rey waits out his suspension. In a couple of months they'll rehash this feud they have going and finally give Ziggler the title? Or, do you think the WWE will give Dolph the title and say it was vacant?

This is shocking news! I didn't expect Rey to ever get suspended. He seems like a really well-to-do guy that listens to the man. Very interesting... Well, while this is brought up, I read somewhere that Rey made a demand backstage at Summerslam because he didn't want to give up the title to Dolph Ziggler. Not sure if it's true or not. Heck, I wasn't even going to bring it up until I saw this thread. O_O;


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Mysterio will, without any doubt, lose the Intercontinental title because of this violation. It'll be on Smackdown I'm sure like was mentioned.

Rey has always been a small dude but he's been linked in the past to this crap. I am surprised though still.


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His was one of the names brought up in the investigation into prescriptions and suchlike so I am not even slightly surprised.


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Found this information on

Its a good read...talks about Mysterio and his drug history.

As announced yesterday on, effective next Wednesday, Rey Mysterio has been suspended for 30 days as a result of his first violation of the company's drug testing policy. It seems likely he will work next Tuesday's SmackDown taping in Cleveland in order to drop the Intercontinental Championship before serving his suspension. Dolph Ziggler secured an Intercontinental Championship match at next month's WWE Breaking Point pay-per-view by defeating Mike Knox and Finlay in a No. 1 Contender's Match on last night's edition of WWE Superstars.

While this is Mysterio's first violation of WWE's drug testing policy, this isn't the first time his name has been linked to substances of a questionable nature.

On March 19, 2007, the official website of SI posted an article in its continuing series investigating a steroid and HGH ring used by a number of professional athletes in several sports. The article mentioned several current and former WWE wrestlers — including Mysterio — as being tied to the ring. David Wilbirt, an Arizona doctor, allegedly issued prescriptions

for the anabolic steroids nandrolone (also known as Deca-Durabolin) and stanozolol (also known as Winstrol) to Mysterio over the Internet between November 2004 and April 2005. Wilbirt had been investigated by the Drug Enforcement Agency from 2001 to 2005 for allegedly writing 3,879 prescriptions between November 2004 and April 2005, all for "patients" who had requested drugs over the Internet.

WWE later made a statement on the situation, mentioning that the allegations preceded the drug testing program the company launched in February 2006. Through WWE, Mysterio declined commenting on the allegations to Sports Illustrated.

Mysterio's name would once again be linked to a shady doctor later that year following the Chris Benoit double murder and suicide. On this occasion, his name was being linked to the federal investigation of Benoit's physician, Dr. Phil Astin III. He was later sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for his conviction on illegally dispensing prescription drugs to 17 patients from 2002 until his arrest in 2007. One of the patients he was arrested for improperly dispensing medications to was "O.G.", which happens to be the initials of Mysterio's real name, Oscar Gutierrez. It was later confirmed by that "O.G." was indeed WWE wrestler Rey Mysterio. In the indictment filed against Astin, it was disclosed that "O.G." had been prescribed 120 Percosets, 150 Lorcets and refills allowed for 450 more Lorcets on June 28, 2006. He received a similar level of medication a few weeks later on July 20, 2006. He was listed as having only made those two visits to Astin. Since he lives in Chula Vista, California, he saw Astin less frequently than the other other wrestlers in question, who all lived in the Atlanta area with the exception of one.

When questioned about his involvement with Astin during an appearance on Fox News' Red Eye program in August 2007 promoting his return from injury at SummerSlam a few days later, Mysterio said he was prescribed pain medication from Astin due to six knee operations. He also denied ever using steroids.


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Interesting read right here...

Rey Mysterio discussed his 30-day suspension from WWE in an interview with the newspaper Record in Mexico.

Mysterio claimed he was suspended for a drug he was using for his both his knee and arm, which he has a prescription for.

Mysterio said he was away on vacation and in the UK promoting SummerSlam, noting he was not informed of his drug test failure until Wednesday. He was told to provide proof of prescription by Thursday, but was unable to meet the deadline, thus resulting in a suspension.
Mysterio will begin serving his 30-day suspension next Wednesday.
Whoa, that's harsh. I wonder why he didn't provide the proof in time. Hmm...

Also, on SmackDown! I'm still seeing a Rey Mysterio vs Dolph Ziggler match set up for Breaking Point. Why still advertise it if he won't be able to attend? o_O;