WWE/MMA Rumours: Brock Lesnar may be prevented from participating at WWE SummerSlam
Dave Meltzer, pro-wrestling’s go-to guy for inside scoops, made worrying claims for the WWE and its legions of fans on the Wrestling Observer Radio this week, reports Wrestlinginc.com.
Weighing in on Brock Lesnar getting flagged by USADA for an out-of-competition sample dated 28th June, Meltzer said that any suspension imposed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for the same may not be confined to his participation in MMA only.
He also mentioned that if the Athletic Commission of one state imposes a penalty on an athlete, other states also tend to uphold it.
What does this mean for Brock Lesnar though?
While the fallout of the situation isn’t entirely clear yet, Meltzer speculated that the New York State Athletic Commission could very well uphold a ban for Lesnar if he is sanctioned against by Nevada for failing the USADA drug test.
This could mean that the WWE SummerSlam event – that takes place in Brooklyn, New York on August 21st – may have to do without its star attraction.
Although MMA and pro-wrestling are today viewed as completely different fiefdoms, it is worth mentioning here that some states still view any bans or sanctions imposed on athletes in one sphere as relatable to the other.
It is also to be noted that Lesnar hasn’t been determined to be guilty by USADA as yet, and may well have been tested positive in the June 28th sample due to a medication for an asthmatic condition that he reportedly suffers from.