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Last week, CM Punk revealed in his sensational interview on Colt Cabana's podcast that one of the reasons he quit WWE was due to his health and questionable medical tactics by WWE doctors in which he claims they misdiagnosed MRSA he was suffering from at the time as “fatty deposit” adding the company was pressuring him to return despite being injured.
It has now come to light that Former WWE Superstar Bob Holly also experienced a similar scenario which he wrote about in his book "The Hardcore Truth" revealing on the day of Eddie Guerrero's death he discovered a bump on his underarm and WWE’s doctor Rios told him that he had a staph infection that spread to his forearm and he would need hospitalization.
John Laurinaitis, who was the Vice President of Talent Operations at the time was told about this but insisted that Holly was needed on the overseas tour. Holly said "If I’d refused to go, they would have probably fired me. Maybe that’s how Eddie had felt." During the tour Holly's arm had swollen to twice it's normal size when they got to Germany and Dr. Rios tried to drain the infection but unbeknown to him it had already spread to the bone leading to Holly's hospitalization and the revelation that he had MRSA.
Holly noted that surgery didn't work and he was put on Vancomycin, a last resort antibiotic which if it didn't work his arm would have been amputated. Holly said: “That man [Laurinaitis] is the reason you ended up in the hospital and nearly lost your arm.” Holly added: “Because they’d gone against Dr. Rios’s orders, the company was very liable and they knew that they had set themselves up for a huge lawsuit. I could tell because they were kissing my ass the whole time I was off, telling me not to worry about anything and that they’d get me anything I needed.”