Needless to say, when you work for a business where big is always better, a few problems are bound to arise here and there. Just ask the members of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), possibly one of the biggest sports entertainment companies on the planet (besides TNA Wrestling) and the pioneers of outrageous man-on-man brawls. Throughout the years, however, the WWE has also been the front for some pretty dangerous controversies, excluding the infamous steroid scandal of the 1990s. Behind the scenes, famous faces like Eddie Guerrero, Test, and Miss Elizabeth died from tragic drug problems, but what about the people whose careers (not their lives) were destroyed by drug use? Let’s take a closer look and find out.

Joey Mercury

WRESTLERS WHOSE CAREERS WERE DESTROYED BY DRUG PROBLEMSFans of wrestling will recognize this man as a member of J&J Security, but people who watched the iconic Aggression Era will instantly remember Joey Mercury. During those infamous years, he operated a tag-team division with John Morrison under MNM and won a string of tag team matches. However, after breaking his nose after being hit in the head with a ladder, Mercury quickly descended into a dark world of prescription opioid addiction. Later, the WWE fired him, and, if not for the intervention of fellow wrestler CM Punk, Mercury would probably be homeless to this day.

Mr. Kennedy

Here is another example of an iconic wrestler whose career was cut short by drug scandals. During his time in the WWE, Kennedy was known for his loud mouth and his penchant for bullying. Needless to say, he was an on-screen champion, winning a US Championship and Money in the Bank Briefcase. However, just as he was about to be headlined as a main event, Kennedy was suspended for his use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) in 2007. Later, in 2009, he was officially fired by the company and is currently scouring for independent roles.

Sherri Martel

Also known as Sensational Sherri in the ring, Sherri Martel did not live the most wonderful life outside of the WWE world. Although she was a headlining woman during the 80s, the lovely lady immediately spiraled into a world of drug abuse after she became famous. During her career, Martel managed icons like Randy Savage, Ted DiBiase, and Shawn Michaels. However, the company eventually fired her due to her incessant use of drugs, and, tragically, the addiction claimed her life in 2007.

Seeking Treatment for Drug Addiction or Alcoholism    

Throughout the decades, many famous people have suffered from severe (and particularly dangerous) cases of alcoholism or drug addiction, sometimes leading to uncomfortably dangerous situations that are plastered across social media and the press. All it takes to fall off the wagon and become sick is to take that first sniff, snort, injection, or shot before you are rolling downhill into insanity. Still, you can always push the train back up, but it will be a difficult hike. However, with the right mixture of perseverance and determination, you can easily get back on track and be happy once more.

Are you suffering from a severe case of alcoholism or drug addiction? Do you have a friend or a loved one who is coping with the same illness? In both cases, get in touch us at with Asana Recovery today. Our professional team of counselors and healthcare experts will help you endure the painful process of drug withdrawal and detox and guide you along the rocky road of rehabilitation. Soon enough, you will experience a faster and much more efficient recovery.

If you are seeking more information about our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs or enroll in one of these programs today, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your leisure and your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how you can overcome your mental illness and take an extra step toward becoming a healthier person.