Bobby Lashley talks about WWE, CM Punk in MMA, more
Give Me Sport recently held an interview with TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Lashley, who was promoting the current TNA UK tour. Lashley talked about the WWE dominance over the years and how TNA is rising up the ranks. He also spoke about the differences betweeen WWE and TNA and the locker room politics inside WWE.
The TNA World Heavyweight Champion also shared his views on CM Punk, who is currently for his first MMA appearance. He also said that Punk will earn a lot of respect inside the octagon ring.
Below are some of the highlights from his interview:
How TNA can "attack" WWE's dominance:
"I think right now that we're building in the right direction and I don't want to say they are declining but they are at a bit of a standstill. Getting mixed reactions, while thats happening, we're rising up. I think that in the future it will get to a point where there will be a little bit more competition between the two."
Differences between WWE and TNA:
"You know here I like the cohesive unit and everyone is on the same page, no real back stabbing and none of that politics that usually go on, especially in the wrestling business. I know that everyone coming here is like we're about to blow this show outta there. Everyone is on the same page with that. People will enjoy the things we do and in the long run they'll be a shift."
How CM Punk will fare in MMA:
"I think he'll do great, he's had plenty of time to train. Once he has got all of the training in. I believe he'll go out there and show the crowd that he is ready for it and I think he'll earn a lot of respect for doing it. I know a lot of people will be watching, I know I will!"
Lashley also discussed his prior TNA stint, which younger talent he'd like to face in the main event scene, if he'd been pranked in the locker room, if wrestling can return to its popularity in the 90s and more.