How Many Wrestlers In WWE Have A Therapeutic Use Exemption?

Triple H's nutritionist, Dave Palumbo, was interviewed on The Matt Riviera Show. As seen in the clip above, Palumbo was asked about what supplements Triple H takes to achieve his physique. Palumbo insinuated that WWE allowed talent to take hGH, hCG or Testosterone Replacement Therapy, although he never said that Triple H was on either.

"The good thing about wrestling is that because it's not a professional sport per se, more entertainment, they are allowed to take hormone replacement," Palumbo said. "So they can go to HRT places, they can get testosterone – 100 mg a week, whatever they prescribe nowadays – they can get hCG, they can do hGH if they want. Those are acceptable, and a lot of the wrestlers do do it. It's not for me to say who's using what, but they're very minimal doses."

Riviera asked Palumbo if Triple H was on "large doses of steroids" in order to achieve his physique.

"No," Palumbo replied. "They can't do it, believe me. I'm sure he would love to do it."

WWE issued a statement to media outlets stating that both hGH and hCG are on the list of banned substances, although approximately 7% of talent have exemptions due to "certain medical conditions." Dave Meltzer stated on the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio that "14 or 15 people" have a Therapeutic Use Exemption, although they are not necessarily for testosterone.