Grenier Talks About Taking Steroids & Never Getting Suspended; Orton, Lawler

SLAM! Wrestling has an interview with former WWE star Sylvain Grenier, who is currently the French language commentator for TNA Impact. He hasn’t been doing a lot of indy shows since his departure from WWE last year because his back is hurt. “I haven’t done a lot of independent dates because I have been hurt twice, back to back three months off each time. I took time off and was doing the TV show every week,” Grenier said. He also comments on Pat Patterson discovering him in November 2002 while modeling in Florida even though he had next to no wrestling experience, his lengthy WWE career, being frustrated with the Quebec Ambassador gimmick WWE gave him in 2006, his release, what he’s up to now, and more. You can read the interview at this link.

Grenier also comments on his name coming up as a customer of the Internet drug firm Signature Pharmacy — which is a direct violation of WWE’s drug testing policy as wrestlers are prohibited from purchasing illegal drugs online. Grenier was released from WWE on August 13, 2007, and had he lasted with the company through September, he would have been most definitely been suspended alongside eleven other wrestlers including Mr. Kennedy, John Morrison, Chavo Guerrero, Chris Masters, Edge, Funaki, Gregory Helms, Booker T, Charlie Haas, Umaga and William Regal. Regarding this, Grenier said that he even though he used steroids during his time in World Wrestling Entertainment, he never got suspended, never tested positive on a WWE drug test, never did anything illegal, and didn’t get fired for it either. He believes there is nothing wrong with being a patient of an online doctor — albeit an illegal one. “That was weird. I am not a big Internet guy but someone told me about it. At one point when I started at WWE I was told I needed to get a personal doctor [in the U.S.] because I was Canadian. I asked around about a good doctor and ended up using a doctor that was associated with the pharmacy. There was nothing illegal about it,” Grenier said. “There was a big issue about a lot of things because of the steroids, but I never got suspended, never did anything illegal, never tested positive on any of the tests and didn’t get fired because of it. I don’t think there is anything against me on that. I was just a patient of that doctor.”

— A close-up of Jerry “The King Lawler’s face, 58, is the cover of July/August 2008 edition of Memphis Sport magazine. The magazine features an article on “The King” discussing the greatest moments of his career, his thoughts on different celebrities such as Andy Kaufman being involved in wrestling, and why wrestling (or according to WWE.com, “sports-entertainment”) became so popular in the Memphis area. You can see the cover at this link.

— Randy Orton is on the cover of the latest issue of Pro Wrestling Illustrated. The headline reads, “Take It Like A man, Orton! – A Real Champion Knows How To Lose.” You can see the cover at this link.

See pics of Randy Orton and his wife Sam at this link (>>)

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