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The Great Khali To Appear For WWE Again, John Morrison On “WWE Superstars”, More Details On Evan Bourne’s WWE Suspension

November 1, 2011   ·   0 Comments

– Matches taped Monday night in Atlanta, Georgia for this week’s episode of WWE Superstars were Drew McIntyre vs. John Morrison and Tyson Kidd vs. Yoshi Tatsu.

Jey and Jimmy Uso beat Primo and Tito Colon in a dark match prior to the event.

– Hindustan Times has an article on The Great Khali stating that he is preparing for a WWE event slated to take place in India early next year.

“Since it is in my country, this will be my first wrestling before my countrymen, I don’t want to be unprepared for the historical event,” Khali said.

WWE.com announced Khali suffered a fractured fibula following a brutal attack by World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry on the September 30 SmackDown. The angle was conducted to remove the former World Heavyweight Champion from television since his contract is set to expire and will likely not be renewed. He is, however, expected to maintain a relationship with WWE.

WWE announced Tuesday they have suspended performer Evan Bourne for 30 days effective immediately for his first violation of the company’s Talent Wellness Program.

WWE issued a press release stating: “In accordance with its Talent Wellness Program, WWE has suspended Matthew Korklan (Evan Bourne) for 30 days effective immediately for his first violation of the company’s policy.”

Bourne’s suspension was not unexpected since he was summoned to a meeting with WWE officials at Monday’s Raw SuperShow in Atlanta, Georgia regarding a recent violation of their Substance Abuse and Drug Testing Policy (a component of the Talent Wellness Program), which according to corporate.wwe.com, “prohibits the use of drugs by talent for other than a legitimate medical purpose pursuant to a valid prescription from a licensed and treating physician.”

WWE employees were surprised he and Kofi Kingston didn’t lose the Tag Team Championship on Raw. The duo is now expected to drop the titles at Tuesday’s SmackDown taping in Greenville, North Carolina since his suspension has been publicly announced.

Many WWE performers believe the recent rash of suspensions is tied to Talent Wellness Program administers cracking down on usage of synthetic cannabis, which was added to the banned substances list in June. Sold under the brand names K2 and Spice, the substance was banned for at least a year effective March 1, 2011 by the Drug Enforcement Administration so they could study its effects more thoroughly and decide whether a permanent ban is necessary.

Bourne is the third WWE performer to be suspended in the past month, following Darren Young and Heath Slater.



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