WWE Chairman Vince McMahon asked by congressional committee to hand over records of drug policies

by

Shaun Assael

ESPN The Magazine

Two
congressmen responsible for conducting steroid hearings into Major League
Baseball have requested that Vince McMahon, the head of World Wrestling Entertainment,
provide records pertaining to the WWE’s testing policies.

In a
three-page letter dated Friday, Rep. Henry Waxman, the chairman of the House
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and Tom Davis, its ranking
minority member, asked McMahon to provide a series of documents intended to
give the committee and its investigation a detailed look at WWE’s drug-testing
policy, including information about the results of performance-enhancing drug
tests on pro wrestlers.

“The
tragic deaths of World Wrestling Entertainment star Chris Benoit and his family
have raised questions about reports of widespread use of steroids and other
performance-enhancing drugs by professional wrestlers,” the congressmen
wrote.