By now, pretty much everyone is aware that Brock Lesnar failed two separate drug tests as part of his training for his featured bout at UFC 200, for which he was paid a great deal of money. However, WWE, which has Lesnar under contract for two more years and are largely immune from USADA and the State Athletic Commissions due to having their own personal Wellness Policy, publicly announced that Lesnar would suffer no punishment for his failures. Their reasoning is that since Lesnar is technically a part-time employee, he is not required to be drug tested under WWE’s policy (and, in fact, there are rumors that Lesnar had it included into his contract that he would never be tested, which, if true, speaks loudly to WWE’s desperation to keep his as part of their roster).
While WWE’s Wellness Policy has come into question many times in the past, at the end of the day, you could at least point to obvious attempts by WWE to play by its own rules, as they have suspended even top Superstars over the years for Wellness failures, including most recently suspending Roman Reigns for 30 days and having him lose several high-profile matches, as well as pulling back from his main event push. However, their actions have made it quite clear that Lesnar is “above the law”, as no only will they even pay lip service to punishing him with a suspension (which nobody would notice anyway, as Lesnar had not been on TV since WrestleMania and was not originally scheduled to appear until SummerSlam), but Lesnar will still take part in one of SummerSlam’s most featured matches, against Randy Orton (which Lesnar is expected to win), and his return on Raw was even promoted as the main event of the evening.
While Lesnar is obviously an incredible talent, we can’t help but feel like allowing him to completely skip out on punishment due to loopholes and WWE’s desire to over-load the SummerSlam card is a bad idea for several reasons, not least of all the implications from a PR perspective and how the rest of the roster might feel watching Lesnar get off without even a slap on the wrist. But that’s just our opinion, what’s yours? Let us know what you think in the Comments, or by voting in our poll below!