This thread is about “pros”, and to be honest, making $20-$40 a night in an Indy fed isn’t a pro on the same level as what’s in WWE or TNA. You can easily be drug-free and rock the Indy circuit, where people care less about build and more about athleticism. Let’s stick to the top level, or else we’d have to compare those indy fed guys to the natty bodybuilders at local shows.
If ever you doubt how many pros are taking, look at how many end up dead before 50.
If the enlarged heart doesn’t get you, the cocktail of alcohol and barbiturates might…
I’m betting a lot of the recent champs won’t make it to 50 either, with the exception of perhaps Chris Jericho who gets its done on personality. Batista? LOL you kidding me?
Do pro wrestlers take more than BBers? I’m not sure. I think that they face a harder road, since they have to lift and travel 280 days a year, whereas many BBers travel a lot less, and thus can get a good night’s sleep, they age faster. Also, the lack of impact (no bumps off the top rope) in BBing really helps longevity. So while they make take less PEDs, my gut instinct is to say they probably take more drugs over all (PEDs, alcohol, uppers, downers, cocaine that goes with the nightlife).
<— wrestling fan since 1984, haven’t watched regularly since “The Game” started boring me to death with his weekly 20-minute promos. [/quote]
I just like to give credit to top promotions trainers and nutrition guys than that I guess. At that level I assume they’d have a program for each athlete that would give them the look they want…instead of just passing needles around.
And there’s no doubt about other drugs…