WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has posted a blog on his official website, with one of the topics being WWE not taking any disciplinary action against Brock Lesnar in regards to his two UFC drug test failures stemming from his UFC 200 fight against Mark Hunt. As previously reported, a WWE representative was quoted as stating to celebrity gossip website TMZ.com that Lesnar would not be disciplined because since he is a part-time performer for the company, he is exempt from the WWE Wellness policy.
Below is what Ross had to say:
“Lesnar is a part-time talent and part-timers are not under the standard, WWE wellness policy according to the WWE itself. If Shaq actually does get in the ring with Big Show at WM33 in Orlando, then Shaq would not be tested either because he would be considered a part-timer. I am not condoning PED use in any way but I do agree that WWE cannot require part time performers in a show business presentation, not a legit sport, to adhere to the same rules and regulations that they require of their full-time talents. Plus to compare pro wrestling to MMA is somewhat eye-rolling.”