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Posted by Marc Middleton in WWE News
Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

– On Monday’s RAW, WWE explained ’s recent rash of violent behavior by saying he had the behavioral disorder IED (intermittent explosive disorder). According to a number of medical websites, IED is defined as “a behavioral disorder characterized by extreme expressions of anger, often to the point of uncontrollable rage.” It’s interesting to note that medical websites link the disorder to steroids as IED can be exacerbated by steroid use based on chemical changes in the person’s brain.

The news website posted an article yesterday regarding intermittent explosive disorder and Randy Orton was mentioned. They wrote: “Interestingly, according to recent reports, WWE wrestler Randy Orton has intermittent explosive disorder or IED. He says he’s been diagnosed with it, in fact. But it should be noted that some have posited that IED may be exacerbated by steroid use.”

For the record, Orton has ties to past steroid use as in March 2007, Sports Illustrated said the former WWE Champion was part of a steroid and HGH ring used by a number of professional athletes in several sports. The article mentioned several current and former WWE wrestlers, including Orton, who was alleged to have obtained clomiphene citrate, anastrozole and the steroids stanozolol, nandrolone, oxandrolone, and testosterone. WWE made a statement on the situation, claiming that the allegations preceded the Talent Wellness program WWE launched in February 2006. However, it was later revealed that Orton continued to receive drugs until February 2007. Amidst the Signature Pharmacy drug scandal in August 2007, Sports Illustrated said Orton received somatropin, nandrolone and stanozolol from September 2004 through February 2007 when the online pharmacy was shut down by authorities.

– A one-volume encyclopedia with more than 700 WWE entries and more than 2500 images will be released on Tuesday, March 30. Here is the official product description of the WWE Encyclopedia: “As a unique, one-volume encyclopedia with more than 700 WWE entries and more than 2500 images, this is the book for all WWE fans! Featuring hundreds of superstars of all eras, from the World Wrestling Federation of the 60s and 70s to today’s WWE, this thrilling, one-of-a-kind reference guide contains a visual glossary of all wrestling moves and provides coverage of the television shows that put the WWE into millions of households. From the Hardcore Champion to the World Heavyweight title holder, from the WWE’s showcase events to the Pay-per-views, from to the grand spectacle of -this encyclopedia covers it all.”

– On Monday’s RAW, was seen wearing a new T-shirt. The red “Flex” T-shirt is now up for sale on


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