The use of steroids has been a problem in multiple disciplines but not so much when it comes to wrestling, as the results are determined prior to wrestlers even get into the ring.
Recently, Jim Ross discussed steroid use with Conrad Thompson, stating that he does not care of wrestlers use steroids as long as their doctors are involved.
Ross said, “I don’t care if they all do steroids. I really don’t. If you do things under doctor’s care, he’s not such a rogue, and a maverick, and any other metaphor I can come up with here on the tip of my tongue, that he would go into business for himself. He’s going to be under doctor’s care no matter what he’s doing, I think. He’s his own investment. He’s gotta take care of the horse that’s pulling the wagon here.”
The famous WWE commentator added, “It doesn’t matter. If you’re getting doctor’s care and somebody’s looking after you, and you’re looking after your own health, and it makes you feel better.”
Ross went on to say, “As long as you’re using your brains, and it’s under doctor’s care, and you’re not blowing yourself up like the Goodyear blimp, or the Subway guy, then why not? Why not? And some of you are going to go, ‘Oh god, I can’t believe he said that.’ Think about it, under doctor’s care is what I’m saying here.”
The focus of the discussion was on Brock Lesnar considering his past history of failing drug tests while he was with UFC. In 2001, he was arrested for being in the possession of steroids. However, charges were eventually dropped after his lawyer claimed that they were not steroids but vitamins.
Brock himself has denied using steroids in the past and Ross said he does not know if Lesnar uses steroids or not.
Ross said, “What do you want me to say, Conrad? Want me to throw me on the wrestling sword? I don’t know the answer.” He added, “His dad is a big, rugged, powerful man. I’m talking significant, turn your head in an airport type of guy. Thick, muscular, barrel-chested, hands look like catcher’s mitts. So there is no doubt in my mind this kid’s got great genetics, but because he sometimes got real ripped, you gotta wonder if that was just his diet.”