Primo Colon Speaks Out on Wellness Policy Violation

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WWE star Primo Colon was recently suspended for violating the company’s Wellness Policy, but he claims it wasn’t because of a failed test.

During a recent interview with Primera Hora, Primo aka Eddie Colón said he was suspended for not showing up to take a drug test in October.

“I was not on the road, I was not scheduled for any event in the near future,” he told the publication. “I am in Puerto Rico when they call me suddenly, not to use me, but to travel to do 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, without any discomfort. I was not going to pay for a trip to just get tested for doping.”

“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, but I was available,” Colon added.

The 36-year-old wrestler says he plans to appeal the suspension.

As we first reported, Bobby Roode was suspended alongside Primo for violating the Wellness Policy.

“I don’t want them to say that I failed … because that is totally false and incorrect,” he continued. “They usually do their doping test at events, someone appears there to collect the urine of fighters, employees, referees … to do their evaluation once a month. I did not say anything positive. I was in Puerto Rico. I have to clarify it because my reputation is worth more than any check.”

Primo also clarified that he’s under contract with WWE until October 2020, he’s just not being used.