After over 15 years and multiple stints with WWE, Bobby Lashley finally has the opportunity to become WWE Champion tonight on Raw. After a long career, Lashley believes he is ready to carry the ball for WWE.
In a recent interview with Bleacher Report, Lashley discussed the reaction he gets on social media and how he feels he can be counted on to be the champion. Here is the quote:
“When you open up Twitter and start seeing that stuff, when the match was announced, it’s one of those things where you get your phone and you’re like, ‘Let’s see what they say about this.’ And you click on it. Of course, you’re going to have your naysayers because the naysayers are always there. That’s why the business stays around and that what keeps you working and working hard and keeps you humble because of the people who go, ‘You suck!’ ‘All right, I do kind of suck a little bit, whatever.’ You just have to play with them. Ultimately, with the support, I think a lot of people know that I have paid my dues, and when you talk about a WWE champion and everything you put in there, I think I check all the boxes.
Can you send this guy around the world and have him represent your company in a very professional manner? If you watch Raw, we come in looking clean. The suits I throw together and the way that I walk—we’re trying to steal the show without even wrestling. Even what I bring to the table: a military background, I graduated college with honors, single father doing my thing and still being able to train and fight. Every aspect of a champion. I check every one of those boxes, and I think everyone understands that. Even though I walk around and do bad things, people know I’m the man, and I have the opportunity to do some big things in this company,”
Bobby Lashley did have the chance to become champion last year but fell to Drew McIntyre at Backlash. Now, he faces The Miz, who he helped become champion at Elimination Chamber.