Billy Gunn was fired by WWE on Friday due to a drug test he failed over the summer while competing in a powerlifting event, according to f4wonline.com.
The 52-year-old former tag team champion reportedly tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone back on July 25. He had a testosterone/epitestosterone ratio of 37-1, which is off the charts compared to the 4-1 limit. He was suspended from competitive powerlifting for four years – with WWE officials completely unaware he was competing as a powerlifter until just a few weeks ago.
Gunn had been working as a trainer at the WWE Performance Center. He appeared on the most recent season of Tough Enough as well as Breaking Ground on the WWE Network.
Editorial: Can A Roman Reigns Heel Turn Save The WWE Championship Tournament?