A long going controversy over the usefulness of steroids has been awakened from its dormant status very recently. The incident which has fueled this controversy is a statement or a lurid statement rather from one of the most sensational and adored wrestling superstar Dwayne Johnson, popularly known as “The Rock”. According to him he has not used steroids since college because those elements were not effective. It’s shocking to hear something like this from a person who has been associated with WWE for a long time. In his recent interview given to The Hollywood Reporter he has claimed the same.
It is known to almost everybody even to those who are not at all associated with steroid consumption that bodybuilders or wrestlers use steroids to enhance their physical attributes and strength. Here is the excerpt of his remark made to The Hollywood Reporter,
At 18, he won a full football scholarship to the University of Miami and was ecstatic when he was the only freshman chosen to play, a rarity in college football. He was in love with the game and even dabbled in steroids, thinking that might help, though only for a while, as he didn’t see the desired effect. “I tried them when I was 18, me and my football buddies. Nothing happened,” he says.
The effectiveness of steroids is scientifically proved and professional performers like athletes, bodybuilders, wrestlers have been using PEDs (Performance Enhancement Drug) for a long time. Even to the contrary, The Rock himself has a history of injuries which are specific to steroid usage. In the year 1998 he had a surgery for Gynecomastia, a disease caused by estrogenic side effects of steroids. Other than that, all through his career he has suffered from muscle injuries.
It is not at all a problem that he has denied using steroids; the problem is he has also questioned the effectiveness of those elements. The reason why athletes and other performers use PEDs is because they work. According to many sports experts, despite questioning the effectiveness of those elements, he should have talked about the negative impacts and safety measures of using steroids.