Although the exact reason is currently unknown, WWE superstar Hornswoggle has been suspended for 30 days for his first violation of their wellness policy. WWE released the following statement earlier today:
“In accordance with its Talent Wellness Program, WWE has suspended Dylan Postl (Hornswoggle) for 30 days, effective immediately, for his first violation of the company’s policy.”
Fortunately for WWE, this is the first time that a superstar has violated their wellness policy in a long time. Former superstar Ricardo Rodriguez was suspended in July 2013, while Evan Bourne, Rey Mysterio, Chris Jericho and Randy Orton were all suspended in 2012.
I had forgotten that Hornswoggle was even a WWE employee. However, I am glad to see that the company continues to take their wellness policy seriously for all members of their talent roster. It sets a good example to the kids that watch the product, as well as maintains a positive image with the shareholders.