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As every wrestling fan knows, if something off-script happens, unless it helps the storyline, IT NEVER HAPPENED.

The WWE has perfected the art of staying in its own world, and being successful at it, regardless of what the outside world thinks.

So even though Brock Lesnar tested positive for performance enhancement drugs before and the night of his fight with Mark Hunt, the WWE isn't planning to penalize him for his UFC indiscretions. The WWE has come out and said that it won't fine Lesnar for his failed tests.

According to TMZ, a WWE spokesperson said "only full-time WWE performers are subject to the organization's wellness policy, which prohibits PEDs"

Brock wrestles essentially a quarter-time schedule.

"WWE’s talent wellness program does not apply to part-time performers such as Brock Lesnar," the spokesperson told TMZ.

Lesnar has wrestled 19 times in the last three years, according to TMZ

So does that mean Lesnar has never been tested? The WWE instituted a drug-test policy to help keep its wrestlers safer and healthier. The death of pro wrestler Eddie Guerrero shook the industry and led to a more rigorous WWE testing program.

Lesnar is set to wrestler Randy Orton at Summerslam in August. The WWE has mostly avoided the situation, but Orton went off-script at last Sunday's Battleground, saying he could beat Lesnar, "no enhancement needed." The comment sparked loud "ooohs" before the Washington D.C. crowd.

The WWE may not penalize Lesnar financially, but if it turns out that he has lost his mojo with the crowd, and they have trouble selling him as an indestructible beast, then the WWE's penalty may come in the long-term -- by not renewing Lesnar's multimillion-dollar contract.


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