In a recent interview, Fred Rosser, formerly known as Darren Young in WWE, one of the professional wrestling leagues in the United States, estimated that 90% of wrestlers use CBD.
90% use the CBD. 90% of the cast. Yes, I'm sure they do. Yeah, in fact, when I was there, I was using the CBD. I got concussions; they shook me a couple of times. And when you have to go from city to city going 500 kilometers from the city to the city, I just couldn't do it. So, the CBD helped me.
It helped me with my anxiety and my long car trips with Titus O'Neil, Sheamus and Mark Henry. I love these guys because they were so supportive when I came out of the closet. They made it easy to get into the locker room. So, yeah, I'm trying to get into the CBD business.
WWE has a pretty strict “feel-good” policy. Any violation of a banned substance results in a 30-day suspension. On the other hand, regarding cannabis, WWE is more flexible. In the case of a positive THC test, wrestlers are only fined $2,500, without being suspended and without an announcement being made to the public. Is it related to the consumption of its President, Vince McMahon, who even smoked a joint in front of Donald Trump during a concert at Trump Plaza in New Jersey?
In an interview, Enzo Amore, another superstar wrestler, estimated that more than half of the locker room was smoking cannabis.
Darren Young isn't the only wrestler to get into CBD. Former pro Wrestler superstar Bobby Lashley, for example, is working with Pure Spectrum, a brand of American CBD.