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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.77
    Originally posted by thecubsfan
    More on Umaga: He's telling people he quit. FWIW.


He might be seeing what the rest of us saw and that's that his character has pretty much reached its limit. There's really no other direction Umaga could go, as there's really not much else a savage-type character could do without someone to guide him.

Sad thing is, when they separated Umaga and Armando Estrada, they shortened both characters' shelf life significantly. Instead of letting both guys flail about aimlessly on their respective shows, Umaga and Estrada could have quietly had a nice reign of terror in ECW. Instead, Estrada gets cut and Umaga gets made a JTTS. It's unfortunate.




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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.27
    Originally posted by It's False
    there's really not much else a savage-type character could do without someone to guide him.
He spoke perfect English on Smackdown a few weeks ago. I guess that removed the need for a manager. It irritated me that Jim Ross and the other guy weren't surprised in the least, though on his blog Ross said "we responded as instructed."

I'd guess Umaga got fired for coming back all flabby from injury, even after being healthy for a while before redebuting. But I hope it's something more hilarious or scandalous or awesome than that; I love the times when WWE just goes completely bonk shit. I have high hopes for this week.



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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.78
    Originally posted by KJames199
      Originally posted by It's False
      there's really not much else a savage-type character could do without someone to guide him.
    He spoke perfect English on Smackdown a few weeks ago. I guess that removed the need for a manager. It irritated me that Jim Ross and the other guy weren't surprised in the least, though on his blog Ross said "we responded as instructed."

    I'd guess Umaga got fired for coming back all flabby from injury, even after being healthy for a while before redebuting. But I hope it's something more hilarious or scandalous or awesome than that; I love the times when WWE just goes completely bonk shit. I have high hopes for this week.


I agree and also find it strange Triple H falls in that window of conspiracy injury? J.R.'s blogs should be good this week, I wonder if he will dare rip the company?

(edited by CajunMan on 9.6.09 1500)
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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.00
    Originally posted by WWE.com
    Umaga release update - violation of WWE Wellness Program
    Written: June 11, 2009

    As reported on WWE.com on Monday, June 8, 2009, WWE Superstar Umaga (Edward Fatu) has been released from his World Wrestling Entertainment contract. However, consistent with the practice of announcing wellness policy violations, it should be noted that Umaga's termination was due to his second violation of the WWE Wellness Program and his subsequent refusal to attend a rehabilitation facility.



Well I guess that answers that mystery. Shame to see the guy refuse rehab. I wonder if we'll see a lot of suspensions this week...

(edited by El Pescado on 11.6.09 0654)
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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.42
    Originally posted by El Pescado
      Originally posted by WWE.com
      Umaga release update - violation of WWE Wellness Program
      Written: June 11, 2009

      As reported on WWE.com on Monday, June 8, 2009, WWE Superstar Umaga (Edward Fatu) has been released from his World Wrestling Entertainment contract. However, consistent with the practice of announcing wellness policy violations, it should be noted that Umaga's termination was due to his second violation of the WWE Wellness Program and his subsequent refusal to attend a rehabilitation facility.



    Well I guess that answers that mystery. Shame to see the guy refuse rehab. I wonder if we'll see a lot of suspensions this week...

    (edited by El Pescado on 11.6.09 0654)


Interesting. I wonder if that "you must agree to go to rehab" thing is written into the program. If not, it might be somewhat actionable if the program states "you'll be fired for your third strike" and then some folks -- but perhaps not others -- are fired after just TWO strikes. If another wrestler gets a second strike and refuses rehab ... and isn't fired ... is that actionable? I mean, yes the WWE can fire someone for any reason whatsoever. But by having a written program are they tied in to following the rules the contractors agreed to without any wiggle room?
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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.73
Not to mention, his first strike was not recreational/painkiller related; he got busted in the Signature Pharmacy case for somatropin (a growth hormone).



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    Originally posted by Hokienautic
      Originally posted by El Pescado
        Originally posted by WWE.com
        Umaga release update - violation of WWE Wellness Program
        Written: June 11, 2009

        As reported on WWE.com on Monday, June 8, 2009, WWE Superstar Umaga (Edward Fatu) has been released from his World Wrestling Entertainment contract. However, consistent with the practice of announcing wellness policy violations, it should be noted that Umaga's termination was due to his second violation of the WWE Wellness Program and his subsequent refusal to attend a rehabilitation facility.



      Well I guess that answers that mystery. Shame to see the guy refuse rehab. I wonder if we'll see a lot of suspensions this week...

      (edited by El Pescado on 11.6.09 0654)


    Interesting. I wonder if that "you must agree to go to rehab" thing is written into the program. If not, it might be somewhat actionable if the program states "you'll be fired for your third strike" and then some folks -- but perhaps not others -- are fired after just TWO strikes. If another wrestler gets a second strike and refuses rehab ... and isn't fired ... is that actionable? I mean, yes the WWE can fire someone for any reason whatsoever. But by having a written program are they tied in to following the rules the contractors agreed to without any wiggle room?


Unless the program's written so that refusing to go to rehab after one strike counts as another strike? I suppose it's possible that the third strike's really only there for people that they want to keep around (as per Regal) and that a second strike's a nice excuse to cut people they don't absolutely have to have on the roster (Umaga, Masters). So I'd imagine it's probably not written in there that they can't fire someone for first or second violations.



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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.03
I thought I remembered hearing that if a guy got a second strike, he was required to attend rehab, or he'd be cut, and that a third strike was a termination no matter what. Unless I'm wrong, this is all above board. They told Umaga to go to rehab, he said he'd rather walk away, and that was that.
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