WWE respond after being accused of allowing Brock Lesnar to "Blade"

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This year's WrestleMania was arguably the best in over a decade, but it seems fans still have some criticisms of the show. 

The main event saw Brock Lesnar defend his WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Roman Reigns and during the match, Brock suffered a nasty cut to the head after he collided with a ring post. 

Bleeding in the ring in WWE has been banned since the PG era began and wrestlers were once said to be getting fined if they accidentally started to bleed because it isn't family friendly viewing.

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Nonetheless, there is a GIF going around social media that shows the referee apparently handing Roman Reigns a blade so that he can then hand it to Brock at an opportune moment in the match. 

The way Brock cut his head and the amount of blood that then came out does leave many of the WWE Universe questioning whether or not the former champion used the blade. After all, it certainly didn't look as though Lesnar made contact with the ring post. 

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WWE themselves have issued a statement regarding the matter, it reads: "WWE programming is TV-PG and we don't permit intentional bleeding," Wrestling News Source reported.

"The communication or contact between our performers and referees is part of our safety protocol. That said, unintentional blood sometimes occurs, and we do our best to minimize."

Obviously there was going to be a lot of blood when Brock cut himself because of the adrenaline and how fast his heart was beating, but it is likely that that was an accident and he wasn't supposed to cut himself so deep. 

There were days in WWE when the only way to win matches was to bleed and superstars like Ric Flair became famous for "blading" in the ring. 

Of course all this has changed now and there was no need for Brock to allegedly force himself to bleed. Of course the main event was supposed to look brutal, but the bleeding made it hard viewing.

Hopefully WWE will review the tape of the match and see exactly what happened. If Lesnar is guilty, WWE need to fine the former champion heavily so that he doesn't do it again. 

If in fact it is revealed that Brock Lesnar did use the blade then it would seem that Vince McMahon allowed it, which is something that hasn't been done in WWE for a long time. But given the statement by WWE it seems that Brock could have acted alone and that could be part of Monday Night Raw's fallout. 

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