Brock Lesnar Will Not Be Suspended by WWE for Failed Drug Tests at UFC 200

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJuly 27, 2016

Brock Lesnar makes his entrance at Wrestlemania XXXI, on Sunday, March 29, 2015 in Santa Clara, CA. 2015 marks the first year Wrestlemania will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area, being made available to viewers in 177 countries via the WWE Network. (Don Feria/AP Images for WWE)
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WWE has declined to suspend Brock Lesnar following his recent failed drug tests.

A spokesman for WWE confirmed to TMZ Sports that only full-time members of the active roster are covered under the company's wellness policy. Since Lesnar only wrestles part time, he doesn't fit that criteria.

ESPN.com's Brett Okamoto reported the United States Anti-Doping Agency flagged Lesnar for a failed test June 28, and he tested positive again July 9, the night of UFC 200.

Tuesday's news from WWE doesn't come as a surprise. The company announced Monday night on Twitter that Lesnar would appear on the Aug. 1 edition of Raw:

When WWE suspends a wrestler under the wellness policy, they are removed from televised events for the duration of the suspension, as was the case recently with Roman Reigns. WWE likely wouldn't have advertised Lesnar to show up on Raw if it had planned to suspend him.

A 30-day suspension would've kept Lesnar out of SummerSlam.

On July 7, WWE revealed the Beast Incarnate will wrestle Randy Orton on Aug. 21. Orton's appearance on Battleground helped set the match in motion:

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With Lesnar avoiding punishment, those plans can move forward.

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