In a bizarre turn of events, the WWE announced it will not be disciplining Brock Lesnar for failing his UFC 200 drug tests. That means the fighter could perform at SummerSlam as previously planned. But will he? Get the full scoop here!
Brock Lesnar‘s win against Mark Hunt at the UFC 200 on July 9 was pretty amazing. But the champions win was overshadowed by the fact he failed a drug test that day. Brock tested positive for the same substance that he was first flagged for on June 28. Ever since then, people have been speculating as to whether Brock would get the go ahead to compete in the SummerSlam as previously scheduled. Now, the verdict is out. He’s back in the SummerSlam event!
It looks like Brock won’t have to worry about being penalized for using PEDs and will be at the event in August. The 39-year-old fighter is not a “full-time” WWE performer, and only full-time performers are held accountable under the organization’s policies prohibiting performance enhancing drugs, a WWE spokesperson told TMZ. “WWE’s talent wellness program does not apply to part-time performers such as Brock Lesnar,” the spokesperson stated. So, count your blessings that you aren’t a full time employee, Brock!
Brock has only performed in matches 19 times over the past three years, and the average full-time WWE wrestler throws down in over 200 matches every year, TMZ reported. We understand the show business aspect to WWE also affects how they handle their wellness program, which is allegedly designed to keep their “full-time” performers in tiptop shape. But, does all this seem fair?
Ya, most people would classify Brock as a performer rather than an athlete, but does that make it okay to use PEDs? And if he is not held accountable for his actions, but “full-time” WWE wrestlers are, what kind of message is that sending? Either way, it looks like the UFC champ will get to join his fellow wrestlers in the ring on Aug. 21 for the SummerSlam.
HollywoodLifers, do you think it’s fair that Brock basically got off on a technicality?