WFN documentary released but fails to provide concrete evidence against WWE stars

 
 

Filmmaker Jonny Bravo released his much-anticipated WFN documentary titled “The Evidence of WFN & The Story Behind The Distribution” yesterday on his YouTube channel.

Most of the alleged evidence comes from the laptop of Richard Rodriguez, the kingpin of the Wellness Fitness and Nutrition steroid ring. Bravo acquired the laptop after it was released in a court proceeding and was last used by WFN in February of 2016. More laptops and phones are still in DEA possession and those have information up until February 2017.

Bravo has alluded that many WWE Superstars – past and present – have been clients of Richard Rodriguez. During the run-up to the release, Bravo targeted specifically former WWE champion Roman Reigns.

Bodybuilder Chris Bell was the one who in the documentary, Rodriguez reveals as the guy who linked him up to WWE Superstars, including Roman Reigns, John Cena, and Steve Austin. At this point, a bunch of text messages between Bell and Rodriguez come on screen, with one particular message sticking out reading, “Also, did you get a chance to speak with The Rock and John Cena?” The message was sent by Rodriguez to Chris Bell on January 28, 2016 at 6:04AM.

That was the last text message on this device as from there onwards, all other communications are on the other phones and computers still locked up with the DEA.

Bell is the director of a 2008 documentary titled Bigger, Stronger, Faster, which details the use of anabolic steroids as performance-enhancing drugs in the United States.

Rodriguez says that apart from Chris Bell, Rick Bassman also introduced him to several stars, including Brock Lesnar. Chris Cavallini, a trainer, also ordered several steroids and in the documentary he’s shown being friends with Sheamus and Jinder Mahal. Mahal credited Cavallini with his body transformation ever since he has returned to WWE in an episode of Talk is Jericho.

Another individual, Jesse Burdick, ordered $40,000 worth of steroids from WFN. Burdick is pictured in the documentary alongside with John Cena and Bobby Lashley, alluding that he bought these steroids for his friends.

Daniel Puder, the former Tough Enough winner is also a client and former employee of WFN. Puder was getting commission from selling steroids to famous athletes and MMA fighters and drew up a contract, published in this documentary, that he wanted with WFN to get commission.

Tony Morris, a celebrity trainer which the movie Magic Mike was also inspired by, allegedly ordered steroids for Kevin Nash to get in shape for the movie, Rodriguez added.

Actor Josh Duhamel, who denied being involved, is exposed as ordering under his real name and address and his text messages to Rodriguez are displayed.

Towards the end of the documentary, Bravo, while speaking over the phone to Rodriguez, says that for now, he can’t really implicate actor Mark Wahlberg and WWE Superstar Roman Reigns, because the rest of the information are in the iPhones, iPads, and laptop that the DEA still have in their possession.

Bravo claims that the two used aliases and addresses not registered in their name and the information on the other devices are required to connect all the dots as at this point it makes cross referencing impossible.

“Even though contact information of Leati Joseph Anoa’i (AKA Roman Reigns) & orders that Richard says are his were found on the laptop, without the direct text communications between them, they cannot be verified until their (sic) received,” a statement in the documentary says.

At the end of the day, all evidence in this documentary are circumstantial at best and links no WWE Superstar directly to the WFN steroid business unlike what Bravo said in the past. No direct proof was ever presented that Reigns, Cena, Lesnar, or any other WWE Superstar were clients of WFN.