First His Belt, Now WWE Pulls Brock Lesnar From RAW, Ahead Of UFC Return

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar lost his WWE universal title. Now it would appear that the professional wrestler will not be making an appearance on WWE Raw anytime soon.

Brock Lesnar failed a drug test for UFC 200 back in 2016, leading to the former UFC title holder being dealt a one-year suspension from the octagon. Lesnar eventually left the USADA testing pool and reclaimed his position within the WWE.

Well, the former UFC champion appeared at UFC 226 earlier this year and accepted a fight offer from reigning two-division champion Daniel Cormier. It has since been revealed that Brock Lesnar has re-entered the USADA testing pool and is finishing out the final six months of his mandatory suspension.

With Lesnar’s WWE contract reportedly days away from expiring, the professional wrestler lost his WWE universal title to long standing rival Roman Reigns at SummerSlam this Aug. Now Dave Meltzer has reported via the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Brock Lesnar has been let go from WWE Raw.

“As far as Lesnar, his WWE contract expires in a few days. He was written out of storylines when Kurt Angle refused to give him his rematch. He was pulled by WWE off the Raw show this past week because nobody could come up with an idea for him that made sense. If he was staying, he could destroy everyone, but they weren’t going to have Strowman beat him since he had no matches left, and he had no matches to build up. He could go crazy and get suspended or fired, but that doesn’t do WWE any good to put more focus on him when he’s got no date to return. He is back training for fighting. He has dropped weight. He is going in with the idea of facing Daniel Cormier for the UFC heavyweight title in early 2019.”

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