Justin Roberts Passport Saga Continues
John Morrison has partly confirmed the Justin Roberts passport story in an interview with DeadSpin. Former ring announcer Roberts mentions in his new book how he believes JBL stole his passport during a UK tour, requiring him to go to the US embassy to get an emergency reissue.
JBL denied this on Twitter, but John Morrison says he was ordered by the SmackDown commentator to do the deed.
JBL asked me and my partner to steal [Justin’s] passport, and we didn’t. JBL was one of the main event guys at the time, and I don’t remember exactly what Justin Roberts did to become the target for the hazing of this specific oversea trip, but JBL asked me and Joey to snag Justin’s passport.
I remember it ‘being a thing,’ you know? We were looking at Justin, he was a few rows ahead of us on this plane, sleeping. We were like, ‘What do we do?’
Ultimately, we considered the options, and wound up deciding to not do it. This is a weird thing for a wrestler to say, especially in that era, but I usually went by the golden rule. I wouldn’t have appreciated someone doing that to me, especially someone I considered a peer.
It would therefore seem likely that JBL did indeed steal the passport himself or managed to persuade another superstar to do so.
Jinder Mahal Says Nobody Trains Harder
Accusations of steroid use have been hurled at Jinder Mahal since he returned to WWE, but the former 3MB member says he’s simply been putting more time in at the gym. “I’ve been tested multiple times since coming back, and have never once in over 6 years with WWE had any issues,” Mahal said on Instagram.
“Follow my IG stories or my SnapChat and you can see that no one is out-training me, and no one is out-dieting me.”
#TBT to a few weeks ago, no idea exactly when or where… Anyone else on the roster have veins in their abs ??… And of course I'll get a hundred "steroid" or "wellness" comments …. I've been tested multiple times since coming back, and have never once in over 6 years with WWE had any issues. Follow my IG stories or my SnapChat and you can see that no one is out-training me, and no one is out-dieting me.
One of the reasons Jinder has come under scrutiny is that he appears to have steroid-gynecomastia or ‘gyno’, a condition where men grow fat around the nipple because of increases in the female estrogen hormone.
If he did use roids, it’s possible he did so while away from WWE and is working hard to maintain the results now he’s back.
WWE Inflated WrestleMania Attendance
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer WWE once again inflated their WrestleMania attendance number.
The company claimed a record of 75,245, but the Camping World stadium itself can only fit 63,000 and WWE took up a lot of space with their stage and ramp. The actual number was closer to 60,000.
It’s not clear why WWE gets away with the fake number when they are a publicly traded company, but it may be because they still report the real revenue.