In case you somehow missed it, Brock Lesnar was flagged on Friday for a potential out-of-competition doping violation collected by the USADA on June 28th ahead of his victory over Mark Hunt at UFC 200.
Since then, we’ve heard from Hunt, who naturally took The Beast Incarnate to task for the failed test and requested half of Lesnar’s purse from the UFC or else he would ask for his release. We also have learned that Lesnar actually passed multiple tests before his one failure, so there very well may be more to this story yet.
As it stands now though, it’s a big blow to Lesnar’s mystique as well as his ability to go back to UFC anytime soon should he be interested in that. It’s unclear how it would effect his WWE status, but one would imagine on the heels of Roman Reigns’ suspension that Vince McMahon isn’t exactly thrilled with the latest development.
There was certainly some question of whether or not WWE would address Lesnar’s failed test at all, but that speculation was put to rest when the company released this statement to Fox Sports, distancing themselves from the potential doping violation.
“Brock Lesnar has not performed for WWE since WrestleMania, which was held in April, and is not scheduled to return until Sunday, August 21.”
WWE.com also ran a news article about the potential failed USADA test where they echoed their statement to Fox. It will be interesting to see whether or not the failed test is brought up at all on Raw or SmackDown this week, as the commentators were all over the fact that Lesnar was victorious in his UFC comeback on WWE programming last week.
(Via Fox Sports)