And on Tuesday, TMZ learned that the WWE isn’t putting the hammer down on Lesnar at all.
The reason? Lesnar isn’t a full-time performer for the WWE.
“WWE?s talent wellness program does not apply to part-time performers such as Brock Lesnar,” a WWE spokesperson told TMZ. An official also stated that the WWE is a “show business” and that its wellness program was intended to keep full-time performers healthy.
Lesnar has appeared sparingly in the WWE, with just 19 matches dating back to 2014, a far cry from the 200 or so matches a full-time WWE wrestler has in an average year.
The WWE promoted Lesnar’s return for the August 1 “Monday Night RAW,” and he’s slated to fight Randy Orton at SummerSlam in Brooklyn on August 21.