WWE Legend Named In Performance-Enhancing Drugs Probe

Paul Wight, formerly known as The Big Show during his WWE tenure, has been implicated as an athlete linked to the use of performance-enhancing drugs in the United States Government’s investigation into the Biogenesis Clinic during the 2010s.

The investigation, conducted by the US Drug Enforcement Administration, revolved around the distribution of steroids and performance-enhancing drugs primarily within Major League Baseball. This scandal ultimately led to the conviction of the mastermind, Tony Bosch, and seven of his associates. Notable baseball players like Alex Rodriguez, Nelson Cruz, and Ryan Braun, along with 18 others, faced suspensions as a result of the probe.

In recently disclosed documents obtained by ESPN, additional athletes were brought into the spotlight. Among these individuals is Paul Wight, now a prominent figure in All Elite Wrestling.

The unredacted investigative records divulge that Bosch mentioned Wight during an interview with authorities in 2014. Bosch claimed to have treated Wight during the years 2009 and 2010 when he was collaborating with his then-partner, Jorge “Ugi” Velazquez. Bosch alleged that he even attended a Thanksgiving dinner at Wight’s residence, during which Velazquez supplied Wight with performance-enhancing substances. It was further suggested that Wight conveyed wrestlers’ desire for stronger substances like Winstrol and Deca-Durabolin.

Paul Wight, represented by attorney Edward Brennan, confirmed that Bosch and Velazquez were part of a larger gathering at his home on Thanksgiving. However, Wight maintained that he had only met Bosch on one other occasion. His attorney emphasized that Wight had never failed a drug test and stressed the potential serious health risks due to his history of suffering from an endocrine system disorder.

“Paul never treated with Bosch. Paul never took any PEDs from Ugi or anyone else. He is as clean as you can be. More importantly, he would never take any PEDs because of his underlying medical condition,” Wight’s attorney stated.

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