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WWE announced Tuesday they have suspended performer Evan Bourne for 30 days effective immediately for his first violation of the company’s Talent Wellness Program.

WWE issued a press release stating: “In accordance with its Talent Wellness Program, WWE has suspended Matthew Korklan (Evan Bourne) for 30 days effective immediately for his first violation of the company’s policy.”

Bourne’s suspension was not unexpected since he was summoned to a meeting with WWE officials at Monday’s Raw SuperShow in Atlanta, Georgia regarding a recent violation of their Substance Abuse and Drug Testing Policy (a component of the Talent Wellness Program), which according to corporate.wwe.com, “prohibits the use of drugs by talent for other than a legitimate medical purpose pursuant to a valid prescription from a licensed and treating physician.”

WWE employees were surprised he and Kofi Kingston didn’t lose the Tag Team Championship on Raw. The duo is now expected to drop the titles at tonight’s SmackDown in Greenville, North Carolina since his suspension has been publicly announced.

Many WWE performers believe the recent rash of suspensions is tied to Talent Wellness Program administers cracking down on usage of synthetic cannabis, which was added to the banned substances list in June. Sold under the brand names K2 and Spice, the substance was banned for at least a year effective March 1, 2011 by the Drug Enforcement Administration so they could study its effects more thoroughly and decide whether a permanent ban is necessary.

Bourne is the third WWE performer to be suspended in the past month, following Darren Young and Heath Slater.

source: F4WOnline.com

  • venom

    Who sai it was okay for anybody to smoke weed? Some people are clowns. I wonder what Frezilla would say about this?

  • Tombstonepiledriver

    ^^^^^LMAO You so goofy (:

  • stockshark28

    Your all hypocrites in here anyway not one of you are any better than any of the rest. The only time you agree on anything is when it comes time to bash TNA so if your saying its alright for Matt Bourne to smoke weed then why do you rape RVD for doing it? LOL you Bitches would probaly cut each other but you probaly find it hard to do when all your given at day care is a spork to eat with!

  • U ain’t Awesome

    Women stop throwin ur purses!!!

  • venom

    Bourne was probably hanging out with MotorCity Machineguns from TNA.

  • Tombstonepiledriver

    OK Ok, Sorry. I will get back to the article. Evan was suspended–that sucks. Bet he was smokin weed or something, Dont think he is the type to do roids tho. Could be the whole injury, pain pill he did not know was banned thing. Does seem to me to be the type to smoke a doobie tho. LOL.

  • venom

    Wow, I see there is a lot of hate on this article.

    @freakzilla

    We get you are mad, but the comments you are making to tombstone is taking it to the next level. You can call people names, but you crossed that line. You didn’t like when somebody was making momma jokes to you a while ago. So back to the article, Evan Bourne is getting suspended. lol.

  • Tombstonepiledriver

    @Freakperv. BTW DuffManLovesHimSomeWrestling Did not say anything bad about you. Seems he was just trying to give you a heads up so you would not get banned. So why did you get so pissed at him?

  • Tombstonepiledriver

    @Zero, yep your right they do have a Greenville in NC but there it is actually a small town wher as the Greenville in SC is more metropolitan.

    @Freakyperv. LMAO! Come on dont stop now! Keep entertaing me my fool.

  • Zero

    @Tombstonepiledriver

    Actually, there is a Greenville, NC. Just wanted to point that out though you are entirely correct about the rest of the statement, the show is clearly in Greenville, SC but what would an article on wrestling-edge be without a typo or 8.

  • Tombstonepiledriver

    @Seth, you are absolutely correct, only problem is nobody was talking about the website, they were saying that disagreeing with someone was impeding on their right to free speach which is totally incorrect.

    Yes I know the owners of the website have a right to tell us what we can say here, fortunately they do seem to give us alot of room and for this I thank them.

  • Tombstonepiledriver

    @Freakyperv. ” What other reason would a grown man have a reason to like Cena for child molsesting”

    So now you are saying that Cena is a child molester? Do you have proof of this?

    LMAO! Nope Freaky, it takes a whole lot more than anything you can say to strike a nerve with me. Hell I wipe crap off the bottom of my shoes that annoy me more than you ever can. And not shutting up you say proves i cant handle it? LOL! Yet you keep responding to me. Now entertain me some more my little fool.

  • Seth

    More first amendment misunderstandings. You are free to say whatever you want, but no one is required to provide you a forum to do so. Nor are you exempt to consequences for your speech.

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech…

    So the government can not tell you that you can’t speak your mind. But this website or any other media outlet is not required to give you a forum.

  • Tombstonepiledriver

    @venom. My point exactly, Nobody but Evan and the wwe knows what he did. Exspecially not freakyperv.

    No I dont want anyone banned, I think most of the times the arguments make this place a little more interesting. Just dont like it when someone resorts to name like pedophile, inbreds, child molesters, etc. In my opinion people who accuse others of this type things are really speaking from their own family experiences. They say this shit just to piss you off yet Im the one known as the troll here?

    @Starship Pain, I totally get what you are saying but remember, Disagreeing with someone is also one of the freedoms we have in the USA.

  • Tombstonepiledriver

    Now dont get your frilly little panties in a wad, I am not the type to bring a lawsuit. Just giving you a heads up. Personally I can handle the stupid little comments by little shits like you without getting all riled up.

    I apologize for my awful spelling, it was time for lunch break and i was rushing. LOL.

  • venom

    Just because everybody is disagreeing with Freakzilla that would be stupid to ban him. He is not trolling to attack people like previous users, he is just voicing his opinion. There is a chance that Bourne is on steriods, he could be doing extra cardio to be more shreded and bulk. Sounds like a lot of these people don’t work out. This article doesn’t say if Bourne is on roids or not. So we’ll never know.

  • Tombstonepiledriver

    ^^^ No actually you are not. Calling someone a pedophile without concrete proopf to back your claim is considered slander and can be subject to a lawsuit. You can call people names like stupid, asshole, idiot, etc. but to accuse them of being thinks like pedophile, rapist, murderer, prostitute, etc. is slander and without proof you can be sued.

  • Tombstonepiledriver

    ^^^^ That was a lame ass comment. Freakzilla is allowed to speak his mind no matter how wrong he is, And I am allowed to speak my mind and give my opinion about what an idiotic ass Freakzilla is. Freedom of speach works both ways. Nobody claimed they would hurt him or take away his freedom for saying stupid shit we are just pointing out how wrong he is.

  • yo yo

    there is a greenvile NC too you idiot

  • Starship Pain

    So Freakzilla is a stupid for speaking his mind? Damn, that sucks. Isn’t USA the land of freedom? I’m not with him, but we have freedom to express, but you go as far as fighting with other guys here, that is really stupid. This is about wrestlers you don’t even know in person, they’re not your friends or siblings or mommy and daddy. They don’t give a fuck about you, so don’t cry if someone speaks his/her mind and if somebody insults the “superstar”…

    Oh, and way to go, Evan. You pothead. Let’s pray this guys don’t die for using that shit… Fuck cannabis…

  • DuffManLovesHimSomeWrestling

    Freakzilla you may want to cool it some if you want to keep posting, the last person who cursed like a sailor was banned in a matter of days. All it takes is someone to contact W-E and they will take actions if necessary.

  • D2K

    Can somebody please ban junior here so us adults can get back to intelligent conversation?

  • D2K

    The WWE Wellness Policy includes a plethora of drugs that are consider ‘banned-substances’ which have absolutely nothing to do with performance-enhancement.

    That being said, what difference does it make what he used? They deemed it to be illegal, and he got suspended for it. He’ll be back in 30 days. End of story.

  • SpudimusPrime89

    @Freakzilla

    Um, there wasn’t anything stating what he was on regardless, you moron.

  • Bawb

    Yeah, Mysterio was on roids/HGH at some point wasn’t he? The tiny bastard was juiced enough to be “JUMPIN-OUT-THE SKY.”

  • Sammo

    Just because Evan Bourne doesn’t have Steiner-esque muscles doesn’t mean he’s not a steroid user. That’s dumb logic. Who’s to say that Bourne couldn’t have been taking steroids for, say, the last 3 weeks?

    Or should 3 weeks of steroids make him look like Ultimate Warrior 2.0?

  • Devil_Rising

    Yes. Tiny Evan Bourne, on steroids. If that’s the case, they’re ALL on Steroids, even the divas. Get real dude. Batista, sure. He looked like it. Lashley. Even Lesnar. Ultimate Warrior, there was a guy on roids. Hogan back in the 80s, when he was huge and puffed up. Sure.

    But Bourne? Get a clue.

  • CM Mark

    There goes the tag team division push…

  • Pissed Off Fan

    @Freakzilla

    How can you say Evan is on steriods?! Hes tiny as hell! He is just cut up as a mother f’er! Being cut is different then from being huge. If i had to guess it was prob some weed or K2 in his system. Reason being is becuase he takes a lot of high rick moves and that hurts your body a lot over time so to help with the body aches, he smokes up a blunt or K2

  • kpnuttzlol

    I think AirBoom will drop the titles to Rhodes and Barett tonight-since they beat AirBoom last night.

  • D2K

    @ Freakzilla: I guess we can add him being on steroids in the ‘rumors and conjecture’ category because there is no direct quote stating that he IS on steroids either.

  • Jay

    Just let them smoke the mary jane.

  • Sammo

    I guess Ziggler and Swagger will be the favourite to win the straps tonight… I’d prefer Miz and Truth to win them though.

  • DuffManLovesHimSomeWrestling

    So that is why Bourne always smiles. I knew it wasn’t because he loves his job.

  • Tombstonepiledriver

    Greenville is in South Carolina not North Carolina. And Smackdown will be at the BI-LO center.

    See @Freakzilla–No mention of steroids.

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