Billy Gunn lost his job as a trainer for the WWE after testing positive for elevated levels of testosterone during a powerlifting competition back in July, according to a report from Dave Meltzer of Figure Four Online.
Gunn's drug test at the meet came up with a 37-1 testosterone/epitestosterone ratio, well over the 4-1 limit, and he was suspended from powerlifting for four years.
Billy Gunn, 52, had returned to WWE as a trainer in 2012 after several years away from the organization. He worked as an agent and a trainer, and had a New Age Outlaws nostalgia run in recent years, winning the tag team titles with Road Dogg in early 2013. ...
WWE officials were not aware of him competing as a powerlifter until a few weeks ago or his suspension from that sport.
Gunn, whose real name is Monty Kip Sopp, was employed by the WWE from 1993-2004, before returning to the organization in 2012.
There's been a sensitivity in professional wrestling surrounding the use of performance enhancing drugs (at least when it's been proven), so those in charge obviously didn't feel it was appropriate to have a trainer on the payroll who recently got popped for using them.
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