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Bobby Lashley


ABOUT
ABOUT

Franklin Roberto Lashley in an American professional wrestler and mixed martial artist. He is a well-renowned name in the wrestling fraternity having been part of the WWE and TNA/Impact Wrestling. During his career, Bobby Lashley won a total of eleven championships, including six world titles. The 42-year-old has also headlined various pay-per-view events since making his debut in 2005.


  1. Background
  2. Bobby Lashley WWE Debut
  3. Bobby Lashley MMA
  4. Championships and Accomplishments


bobby lashley


Background


Born to a military man, Bobby Lashley was introduced to wrestling when he was in seventh grade. He then continued amateur wrestling in school and at university levels, and followed his father into the army after graduation, whilst also competing at the army’s wrestling programs.


Bobby Lashley was training in Colorado to join the wrestling team of USA with him eyeing a place at the 2004 Olympics. An accidental injury forced him to end his amateur career but as fate would have it, WWE signed him up on a developmental contract and assigned him to the Ohio Valley Wrestling.


Bobby Lashley WWE Debut


One year later, Lashley made his debut at Smackdown and went on to make his name in the industry, defeating multiple opponents week-in, week-out, before eventually losing to Kane at Survivor Series.


After feuding with Finlay, Bobby made multiple appearances at PPW events such as Royal Rumble and No Way Out, making his debut at Wrestlemania. He lost the Money in the Bank match but made his way up to the big dogs of WWE, going toe to toe with the likes of JBL, Mark Henry, and King Booker.


It was only a matter of time before Lashley contested for the World Heavyweight Championship, which he would go on to lose in a fatal four-way match. In 2006, he moved to ECW, where he won the first ECW World Championship title of his illustrious career. He would eventually go on to switch to TNA, and later return back to the WWE in 2018, and has won two intercontinental titles since.


Bobby Lashley’s WWE career was not done yet as he was due to challenge Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship which would lead to a mouth-watering clash, but he was defeated by Roman Reigns who then went on to face Brock at Summerslam.


Bobby Lashley MMA


Bobby Lashley MMA career statistics show him as an undefeated champion, winning 15 bouts during his stint. He won 8 of those bouts via submission and 4 through knockouts, highlighting his prowess as a prolific athlete.


In his MMA career, Bobby Lashley turned out for various big names such as Strikeforce, Titan Fighting Championship, Bellator MMA, losing just two matches in a decade.


bobby lashley mma


Championships and Accomplishments


WWE

  1. ECW World Championship (2 times)
  2. WWE Intercontinental Championship (2 times)
  3. WWE United States Championship (1 time)


MMA

  1. Shark Fights Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  2. XFN Heavyweight Championship (1 time)


Bobby Lashley Full Name

  1. Franklin Roberto ‘Bobby’ Lashley


Ring Name

  1. Bobby Lashley
  2. Blaster Lashley
  3. Lashley


Billed Weight

  1. 260 lb (118 kg)


Finishing Moves

  1. The Dominator (Running Powerslam - 2007 - Present)
  2. Inverted Poweslam
  3. Dragon Sleeper
  4. Spear
  5. Thrust Spinebuster
  6. Right Handed Knockout Hook


Signature Moves

  1. Clothesline
  2. Military press drop
  3. Full nelson slam
  4. Fallaway slam
  5. Shoulder block and multiple suplex variations such as Delayed vertical, with theatrics
  6. overhead belly-to-belly
  7. Exploder
  8. Trapping


Interesting Trivia

Bobby Lashley has previously made various cameos in films like ‘The Way of War’ and ‘Blood Out’ and has also appeared in TV shows like ‘Deal or No Deal’ and ‘Rush Hour’. Not many people know that he is a keen businessman who owns various ventures.


He opened up a shop that sold health drinks in the year 2007, two years later, he announced the launch of ‘Lashley Network’ which comprised of a gym, a nutrition store and a social networking website. Lashley opened another gym later, which goes by the name of ‘American Top Team Altitude’ in Colorado.


Entrance Themes

  1. Power/Dominance V2
  2. He Will Be Calling Your Name
  3. Unstoppable by Jim Johnston


Win/Loss Record

MatchesWinsLossesDraws
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People also ask


What did Bobby Lashley do in the army?

Bobby Lashley after his graduation joined the 'U.S. Army,' and served for three years.


Is Bobby Lashley married?

Krista Marshall


How old is Bobby Lashley?

42 years (16 July 1976)


What is Bobby Lashley MMA record?

Pro MMA Record: 15-2-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)

Current Streak: 8 Wins.


Who are Bobby Lashley sisters?

Cathy Lashley

Jessica Lashley

Frances Lashley

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