Following the death of Eddie Guerrero back in 2005, WWE established their own Wellness Policy which regularly tests WWE superstars and issues punishments for rule-breaking.
In the past, several of the company’s biggest names have been suspended for violating the Wellness Policy including Rey Mysterio, Randy Orton, Andrade, and most recently Samoa Joe.
One superstar who remembers a time before the Wellness Policy was established is Carlito, who made his WWE return back at Royal Rumble.
Carlito recently appeared on After The Bell With Corey Graves, where he revealed the difference between superstars then and now.
“I feel like the guys are smarter now. It seems like they’re getting taken care of now. The wellness policy is another good idea, we were crazier back in those days and I think it’s a good thing to have that under control. Make sure everyone is on the up and up and taking care of themselves. Sometimes we’re our own worst enemies.”
Samoa Joe was the last WWE star to be suspended back in February 2020. That being said, there have been a lot of suspensions in the past and it shows quite the improvement to see that WWE has now gone a calendar year without a suspension.