Hmm, I think that this is why I’m having such a problem with the Clair storyline. It’s ok to point out drug abuse outside the industry, and it seems likely that her addiction is going to be used to prolong this feud. But it’s too close to home to point out that wrestlers could become addicted too.
I can totally understand why it would be risky. After Benoit, esp, any suggestion that wrestlers use any drugs, even aspirin, is a PR nightmare. WWE would be especially fearful in their PG position, plus the fact that more or less every top wrestler has been on their books at some point. TNA are in the luckier position in that most of their top talent appear (from the outside) to be clean. Angle and Hardy are questionable…
Watch any Wrestling ‘documentary’ and there is a clear POV that all wrestlers are on steroids. That this is a problem that the industry ignores, and tries to shy away from whenever it is exposed.
But if TNA were brave enough to show why drugs have been used by wrestlers in the past, and what that has cost them, then I think that even the moan stream media would have to take note. And told in the right manner, without glamorizing or demonizing it, I think that most fans would get behind it.