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Breaking: Roman Reigns implicated in huge steroid scandal

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It sent ripples down the wrestling world when WWE suspended Roman Reigns for wellness policy violation back in June 2016 and now it appears that a even bigger controversy is awaiting the Big Dog.

Richard Rodriguez, former owner of Addicts Gym in Miami who was arrested last year for being involved in a steroid scandal has implicated Reigns as a client in a steroid distribution ring.

Rodriguez was arrested back in February last year after a raid from DEA on his gym. He was accused of being involved in a distribution chain which imported goods from China.

After importing the goods they reportedly manufactured illegal steroids in Arizona and then distributed them to their clients in the Miami Area.

Richard took the name of Reigns while speaking to Jon Bravo, who has been working on a special to uncover the secrets behind the Iron Addicts Gym. Here is what the former Gym owner said:

“At the end I’m just trying to clear my name and just make people well aware, there’s a lot more people out there that were involved and are associated with my company that many individuals did not know,” Rodriguez said. “One of them in particular is a very famous wrestler by the name of Roman Reigns. He was originally introduced to me by one of the informants [laughs]. I’ve probably heard his name in the past due to numerous videos that Jonny Bravo has done, and also some including myself on my own channel.”

WWE is yet to comment on the whole matter. The video which includes Richard Rodriguez’s comments can be seen below:


  • Nicholas Giambattista

    You mean that as a joke right.

  • CC

    You are missing the point entirely. This guy is talking to someone else and is using the name he is famous for. If Roman Reigns joined your gym and signed up under his real name and you wanna impress your friends you are gonna tell them Roman Reigns joined your gym because that’s the name they know. You would probably do the same with The Rock or Steve Austin or The Undertaker etc.
    If you were giving a statement in court you would use their real name, but this is not a court statement.

  • Kristopher Robinson

    IM sure he’d mention it, but I doubt Dwayne Johnson goes somewhere and calls himself The Rock. Plus, going to a gym he’s gong to need to show ID and such, so I’m sure a gun would know him more by his real name since they interact with the real person.

  • pitfallharry219

    Dang, you should write for this site.

  • Killswitch

    Not only that, but this is basically challenging the integrity of the WWE wellness policy. Who are you going to believe, a busted druggie who namedrops a wrestler who was already caught, or a company who found Roman Reigns in violation in the first place?

  • EVH

    if this is retroactive to his suspension it means nothing, RR has already paid his dues for that. You cant suspend him twice (or fire him) for the same failed test.

  • Darrin Tyler

    IF he was involved, they would use his real name, not his wrestling name

  • Soulshroude

    Defamation of character and libel is all I read from this.

  • Arnold Jackson

    Roman got suspended for steroids. We know that. Roman bought them from somewhere. I guess this is the guy he bought them from. So what? That’s old news. This is really nothing.

  • CC

    He is hardly going to use his real name if he wants people to know who he is.
    Not saying Roman is guilty, but the guy is going to mention the name he is famous for if he wants to sully his name.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    The bad news if Roman Reigns is one of the guilty party is he just starting to get over with me.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    Yep let’s wait to hear the whole story before jumping on Roman Reigns.

  • Kristopher Robinson

    But his real name isn’t Roman Reigns…. this sounds kind of sketchy.

  • oppa

    And he’s going to release more names from WWE? This is going to be real bad.