Tuesday July 26th, 2016

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Brock Lesnar will return to WWE on Aug. 1 during next week’s episode of Raw, it was announced on Monday night.

Lesnar, who last wrestled at WrestleMania 32 on April 3 and beat Dean Ambrose in a No Holds Barred Street Fight match, has been on leave in the weeks surrounding his bout with Mark Hunt at UFC 200.

After defeating Hunt by unanimous decision, Lesnar was notified of two positive drug tests by the USADA—one test was performed out-of-competition, and the other was taken on the night of the fight. The WWE has not come down on Lesnar with any punishment, and by the looks of it, it does not plan to.

Lesnar is set to face Randy Orton at SummerSlam on Aug. 21, and will likely begin promoting the fight next week. Orton returned to the ring over the weekend at Battleground after missing nine months due to injury, and took a shot at Lesnar over his failed drug tests.

– Kenny Ducey

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