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Bobby Lashley finally reveals why he agreed to do the storyline with Lana on WWE RAW

Lana and Bobby Lashley
Lana and Bobby Lashley
Nishant J
Modified 08 Oct 2020, 23:15 IST

Bobby Lashley returned to WWE in 2018, after a 10-year absence from the promotion. He looked in great shape, having wrestled in TNA/IMPACT Wrestling, as well as MMA.

After a decent first year or so, Bobby Lashley was thrown into a romantic storyline with Lana, the latter leaving her real-life husband Rusev, on-screen. The storyline was panned by fans, as well as some in WWE.

Bobby Lashley on why he agreed the storyline with Lana

One person in WWE who was vocally against the romantic storyline between Lana and Bobby Lashley was commentator Corey Graves. Graves had Bobby Lashley on this week's episode of After The Bell, where he asked the former United States Champion why he agreed to do that storyline.

Graves and Lashley joked about it and said how they would laugh about it in the locker room. Bobby Lashley went on to say this:

"For me, I had to figure out the 'why'. A lot of times people don't want to know the 'why'. And I think part of the 'why' for me was, when I came back... here are a couple of things - One, they were like 'well, we want people to hate you'. That's a good way (chuckles). But, two, also I think it was getting me to loosen up a little bit. I trained so long with wrestling, and with wrestling, it was always 'shut up and train'."

He said that it was always about wrestling and that he was quiet person. He said WWE wanted to embarass him enough to help him "break out of his shell".

Bobby Lashley said he spoke to Kurt Angle who told him to "have fun with it". Lashley said that it was challenging, but that storyline with Lana and Rusev was in a way to pay his dues with WWE. He said that he was playing a character on TV and that is not him in real-life.


Thankfully the storyline was dropped by WWE and the two were "divorced" on WWE. Lashley has since joined The Hurt Business faction, led by MVP.

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Published 08 Oct 2020, 23:15 IST
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