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From The WWE Rumor Mill: Update on Bobby Lashley potentially signing with the WWE

Could we get one step closer to the dream bout between Lesnar and Lashley?

News 03 Jan 2018, 23:33 IST

Will Bobby Lashley make his return to the WWE in 2018?
Will Bobby Lashley make his return to the WWE in 2018?

What’s the story?

During Tuesday’s edition of Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer reported an update regarding former WWE superstar Bobby Lashley’s future in the wrestling business and his chances of potentially signing with the WWE in the near future.

In case you didn’t know…

Bobby Lashley first signed a contract with the WWE in 2004 as part of the company’s developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling. Lashley had a solid start to his WWE career and won the United States Championship in 2006 by defeating JBL; this was also Lashley’s first championship in professional wrestling. However, shortly after, Lashley was drafted to the ECW brand where he became the ECW World Heavyweight Champion on two occasions.

The former ECW Heavyweight Champion was then drafted to the red brand where Lashley had an average run, despite pursuing the WWE Championship from then-champion John Cena. The 41-year-old was then released from the company within the next two years.

The heart of the matter

Respected Pro Wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer believes that there is a pretty good chance of former WWE ECW Champion Bobby Lashley resigning with the WWE sometime soon.

Lashley, who is currently signed with Impact Wrestling, has been one of the top superstars for Impact where he has held the World Championship, the Impact Grand and the X-Division Titles as well.

However, Meltzer has claimed that Lashley’s days with Impact Wrestling might be numbered and he could potentially be on his way to WWE once again. However, it was also reported by Dave that there was a lot of bitterness between both parties when Lashley left in 2008.

What’s next?

Lashley is also considered as one of the best MMA fighters of today’s generation and the 245-pound monster is also currently signed with Bellator MMA. However, if Lashley does make the jump to WWE there could be very slight chance of seeing Lashley in another MMA fight in the future, unless WWE makes a possible deal about a working relationship with Bellator MMA, much like they did with UFC in case of Brock Lesnar.

Author’s Take

I think Lashley is a very solid in-ring competitor and his addition to the WWE roster will certainly spark a lot of dream matches come true, including the much-anticipated bout between Brock Lesnar and Bobby Lashley.

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