Who says cheaters never prosper? WWE superstar and former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar (pictured) is about to make out like a bandit for just two nights’ work, despite the fact he flunked two drug tests for estrogen blockers.
While Lensar is facing a fine, suspension and having his UFC 200 victory over Mark Hunt overturned to a no contest, he will still be able to compete August 21 at SummerSlam because he didn’t violate the WWE’s wellness program, which levies suspensions when their performers are caught taking performance-enhancing drugs, due to his part-time status with the professional wrestling organization.
“WWE’s talent wellness program does not apply to part-time performers such as Brock Lesnar,” a WWE spokesman told TMZ Sports.
Lesnar pocketed a UFC-record $2.5 million to show at UFC 200. While the Nevada Athletic Commission could dock him a significant portion of his show money, there are conflicting reports on whether Lesnar would actually be forced to pay it since he was merely a “one-off” loaner from the WWE to compete in the historic event.
If Lesnar never intends on obtaining a license to return to the cage, there is no incentive for him to pay. However, it has been reported that since the fine is levied from a state department, the NAC could turn the collection process over to the State Treasury. And as we all know full well, Uncle Sam always gets his money.
Regardless, even if the NAC successfully takes a slice out of Lesnar’s paycheck, that number pales in comparison to the millions more Lesnar will score when he receives a piece of UFC 200’s pay-per-view pie. And now he’ll get to double dip by fake fighting Randy Orton just six weeks at UFC 200, despite his cheating ways.
In March of 2015, Lesnar was in talks to leave the WWE to return to the UFC before the WWE made him an “offer I couldn’t refuse.” Lesnar boasted that, “I work part-time for full-time pay, which everybody wants. But you can’t have it. Just me.”
It appears the other benefit to working part-time for full-time pay in the WWE is that he is free and clear to pump as many PEDs into his body as possible without having to worry about repercussions.
As the old adage goes, cheaters always win … and laugh all the way to the bank.