A CBS affiliate station in Pittsburgh has uploaded a new article looking at Pittsburgh doctor Dr. Joseph Maroon, who leads WWE’s medical team. Maroon discusses what led to WWE beginning a business relationship with him in 2006.
“They came to me and said look, ‘We are interested in doing everything we can to protect our talent. It’s the lifeblood of our industry. We want to do the very best that we can and the best medicine that we can to protect them.,’”
WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon also commented about the intricate medical policies that Maroon oversees:
“We do cardiovascular screening. We do ImPACT testing. We do blood work. There is a drug testing component. It’s really with the idea of having our athletes and our superstars have the best health possible.”
The article also makes note that WWE’s drug testing is done by an independent third party in Aegis. Drug testing is conducted at random four times each year for every contracted WWE Superstar. If they are found to have a banned or prohibited substance in their system, the amount they are tested is increased to seven times a year, also at random.
Below is a link to the CBS Pittsburgh article.