According to a report from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Primo Colon’s story about why he was suspended from WWE due to a Wellness Violation is “not accurate.”
Several people close to the matter have not discussed the cause for the suspension due to confidentiality issues, but they have said that Colon’s story “was not accurate.”
Primo is currently under contract with WWE until October of 2020. He has been working in Puerto Rico.
ORIGINAL: As previously reported here on eWN, Primo Colon had recently violated WWE’s Wellness Policy and thus was suspended for 30 days.
Per a interview with PrimeraHora, Primo denies failing WWE’s administered test. The WWE Superstar claims he was really suspended for not being present for a drug test. You can check out the translation below:
“I was not on the road (on tour with the company), I was not scheduled for any event in the near future. I am in Puerto Rico when they call me suddenly, not to use me, but to travel for a doping test. I was ready to do it, but I told them that I was in Puerto Rico and that I was willing to go to a place (laboratory) that they chose to test me without any problem, without any discomfort. I was not going to pay for a trip to just get tested for doping.”
“There I didn’t hear anything from the company about it and I thought they were going to call me when they found a place to do the test. Almost two months pass and I get the letter that I am suspended, according to them, because I refused to take the test. And that is not correct. They took it as I was out of the country, but I was available.”
“I don’t want them to say that I failed to test positive because that is totally false and incorrect. They usually do their doping test at events, someone appears to collect the urine of fighters, employees, referees … to do their evaluation once a month. I did not say anything positive. I was in Puerto Rico. I have to clarify it because my reputation is worth more than any check.”
Primo Colon’s last televised appearance for WWE was at Survivor Series 2018. In February 2019, Primo participated in a few dark matches for the company.