Earlier this week, former WWE creative writer Court Bauer revealed on the MLW Radio podcast that senior producer Michael Hayes was unofficially suspended by WWE for being spotted consuming alcoholic beverages with Rosa Mendes shortly after the Diva performer returned to work following her completion of a rehabilitation program for issues with substance abuseóMendes returned to the road in August after being sent home in April from a European tour for what was cited by WWE to multiple wrestling news outlets as "personal reasons." Yesterday, WWE appeared to confirm the report by issuing the following statement to wrestling news outlets: "Michael is taking a leave of absence for personal reasons."
Sytch, who too addressed her longstanding issues with substance abuse in the past year through rehab, weighed in on the situation with the following: "I think he is way out of line. As a recovering alcoholic myself, the last thing you want is for somebody to offer you drinks when you are trying to stay sober. If he did that then shame on him."
It should be noted that Bauer said that Hayes was drinking with Mendes, not that he offered her drinks. Bauer said of Hayes in his podcast, "Because of this lapse in judgment, he was told he'd be basically suspended from school for a few weeks. He's not going anywhere; he's still in the company. He's still very much involved, so it's not the end of Michael Hayes."
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