As many have always suspected, WWE’s normal rules don’t apply to Brock Lesnar.
Throughout his WWE career, The Beast has always done things his own way. The star once forced WWE to change the WrestleMania running order so he could go home early, works a very restricted schedule, and just months ago got WWE to change its plans for WrestleMania 39 because he didn’t want to work with Bray Wyatt.
Meanwhile, it seems that Lesnar’s bending of the rules also extends to the company’s drug policy. Lesnar’s most recent return to UFC in 2016 ended
with a victory over Mark Hunt, but the result was overturned after it was revealed that he had tested positive for a banned substance.
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer explained how this incident, and others, saw WWE flex the rules for its biggest star.
“Billy Gunn, if you remember when he was working for WWE, he was a coach and he did a powerlifting meet and in the powerlifting meet he tested positive for steroids and he got fired for that. Brock Lesnar did UFC, was an active wrestler – Billy was not even an active wrestler – he tested positive, it wasn’t for steroids, but he failed a drug test and the response from WWE was the drug policy doesn’t apply to Brock Lesnar.
“I was amazed they told me that because I asked you know Brock just failed a drug test and in commission states in theory he should be suspended from commission states that regulate wrestling because that’s the rules. One year they actually had WrestleMania and Brock was in it and it put the commission in a bind because Brock was suspended. But they had to pretend they didn’t know or they had to Mickey Mouse things but it was an embarrassing thing for the commission because obviously Brock wasn’t gonna be banned from doing WrestleMania but he would have been banned from doing a fight.
“[…] The rules for Brock Lesnar are different across the board and not just because he can be on any brand at any time and that’s just how it is.”
Brock Lesnar Heading For A “Fight” With Cody Rhodes
Although Brock Lesnar was defeated by Cody Rhodes at Backlash, his issues with the American Nightmare appear to be far from over. On Raw, The Beast cost Rhodes the chance to compete for the new World Heavyweight Championship hitting him with an F-5 on the floor, and a second through the announce table.
With Rhodes lying broken surrounded by the announce table his body had just destroyed, an unhinged Lesnar screamed at the camera and his rival, saying he wanted a fight at Night of Champions. Later in the show while nursing his injuries, Rhodes accepted.
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