• Former WWF Doctor Reveals If He Ever Saw Anyone Taking Steroids Backstage
During a recent interview with WrestlingInc, Dr. Romascavage talked about his time in the WWF/E. He worked for the company from 1993 to 2006.
Below are the highlights:
On his experience working in the WWF/E:
“The experiences in WWF, working with Mr. McMahon and his family was awesome. Probably the nicest compliment he ever told me, ‘I like your style as a doctor.’ He told me that right to my face. In other words, they watch you, you know? Obviously, I hope so. They want to make sure that everything goes right for the guys and girls, and that was a compliment. I liked that a lot.”
On if he tested wrestlers before they joined the company:
“Some people that I doctored or knew before came to me, and I gave them recommendations to help them get into WWF at the time. Gene Snitsky, he’s one. Before he was a member of WWF, he was very interested. He had a tryout with the Eagles. I used to bring him to some of the wrestling matches before he was a member with WWF, and he worked and worked and he made it. Most of the new guys, not really. It was after they became members of WWF.”
On what WWE looked out for in wrestlers during the screening process:
“I think it’s with anything, you want somebody who has no injuries. Obviously, you want somebody who has no heart problems, no lung problems, no orthopedic problems, back problems, knee problems. Idealistically, that’s your ideal type of guy.”
On if a wrestler ever asked him to prescribe steroids or other drugs:
“I have always been known as, even back as an ER doctor, as a good, clean doctor. That’s my reputation. In my office today, I write for no codeine cough syrup, no sleeping pills, no Xanax, no nerve pills, no Valium, no Tylenol threes, no Vicodin, no Percocet, none of that garbage.
I’m talking about my patients here. I said, ‘listen, I’m your friend. I’m your doctor, but I’m not your legalized dope dealer.’ There’s other people out there that write that crap.
I don’t write any of that garbage. Why? Because 5 years from now, you’re gonna look back and say, ‘you know, that Romascavage was my medical friend because most people don’t need it.’ If you do need it, I send you to a pain specialist who does that. That’s how I do my practice.
So throughout the years in WWF, have I been approached? I guess so, maybe indirectly, but my reputation stood me above all the other critiques of how it was. I was always dealt like I’m dealing with you, always fair and square, right to the point.
Did I ever have to sell anybody? Not really. Did I ever see anybody put steroids in there butt? Their arm? No, never did. As the doctor, I never saw any of that stuff. I was just just totally immune to that situation.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (July 6, 1996) – WCW Pro
On this day in 1996, World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW PRO’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & segments, building storylines on the road to the upcoming ‘WCW Bash at the Beach 1996’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
Kurasawa vs. Chip Minton
Alex Wright vs. Billy Kidman
BATB Control Center
Men at Work (Mark Starr & Chris Kanyon) vs. Meng & the Barbarian
Cruiserweight Champion Dean Malenko vs. Mr. JL (Jerry Lynn)
WCW World Heavyweight Champion The Giant vs. Jim Duggan