Saturday, March 17, 2018

Documentary Supposedly Proving Roman Reigns Illegal Drug Use Proves Nothing [VIDEO]

A man under the moniker of "Jon Bravo" has been making the rounds, claiming to have undeniable proof that WWE Raw Superstar Roman Reigns is buying and using illegal steroids, recently promoting a documentary film, entitled "The Evidence of WFN." If you choose to view the video, you will find no such thing.

The following is a statement from Roman Reigns:
"I have never heard of Richard Rodriguez or Wellness Fitness Nutrition. I learned from the mistake I made nearly two years ago and paid the penalty for it. Since then, I’ve passed 11 tests as part of WWE’s independent drug testing program.”

This is a statement from Bravo:
"Yes there are spelling errors.. When you are rushed by 1000’s to make a video of this magnitude in this amount of time and work there will be errors.. I am human*******Also since no matter how many times or ways I say it but their IS EVIDENCE on Reigns but without some key texts to match the orders I WILL NOT DISCLOSE IT. ** Just wanted to tell everyone that I am going to be taking some time away from youtube to focus more on the WFN Film and other feature film opportunities that I have been given.”

This is part of an release by Mike Johnson of PWInsider:
"By even putting the Reigns story into motion, Bravo cultivated a belief among some that Reigns did something wrong – and despite not delivering, to date, any proof, that stink will still be on Reigns in the eyes of some fans, there must be something to the story. Except, there is no proof that there was, that there actually is or that there ever actually will be anything, ever, except this endless loop of teases that don’t deliver.

As someone who chases stories for a living, I can tell you there are probably about 50 stories a month that I hear and pursue that eventually turn out to be some combination of being outright false, a miscommunication or having been fed to me by someone trying to manipulate information with the express purpose of trying to make someone they don’t like look bad for their own purposes. For some time, I kept a notebook full of them, in part so I remembered who had lied to me, so I knew never to trust them going forward. As a writer, chasing these fruitless stories can be time consuming and annoying, because they distract from doing other work and chasing legitimate stories, but they are also part of my job.

However, another part of my job is not leading my readers on the wild goose chase I have chosen to take part in as my livelihood, because building them up and letting them down would be a waste of their time and dilute whatever credibility I have built up over the last 14-years of writing full-time. I very rarely, if ever, will take to social media to tease a story unless I am in the final process of writing it. I don’t want to create excitement for something where there may be none.

I don’t know what Bravo’s motivations for chasing his story may be, and it’s his story to chase, but by continuing to build the narrative that he was about to break a massive story about Reigns, he took fans on the wild goose chase that he had chosen to go on and based on the reactions to the video, when it finally came out, he created excitement over what, thus far, appears to be nothing.

Bravo would have been better served not releasing anything at all, much less a video that was hyped and failed to deliver what it promised."

Here is the video itself:

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