Former bodybuilder turned nutritionist Dave Palumbo was a recent guest on the latest edition of the Matt Riviera show, which was released today.

Palumbo, who works with Triple H, Stephanie McMahon and others was questioned by Riviera about how Triple H could have gotten in to such great shape for his match at WrestleMania 33 earlier this year, which led to a conversation about what WWE talents are allowed to take under the WWE Wellness Policy.

Palumbo stated that WWE was not a true competitive sport and allowed for the usage or human growth hormones (HGH) and testosterone replacement therapy for their talents. Palumbo said that the talents are allowed to take hormone replacements, stating that they can go to a HRT place and get testosterone replacement, with a limit of 100mg a week and that it is acceptable, stating that a lot of the wrestlers do it, but it is not for him to say who is using what, noting that it is in minimal doses.

This led to WWE issuing the following statement earlier this evening in regards to those allegations, “WWE’s comprehensive Talent Wellness Policy, which is administered by an independent, third-party, clearly states hGH and hCG are among a long list of banned substances, however, due to certain medical conditions, there are a variety of therapeutic exemptions that account for approximately 7% of our contracted talent.”

The interview is available in full at this link.