Anyone who has been watching Raw since the beginning of the pandemic really will be able to tell that WWE has been doing their upmost to protect Bobby Lashley and portray the former TNA star as a pretty big deal on shows.
Ringside News, who have been on the money with several backstage scoops as of late, is reporting that this is because Vince McMahon is a fan of Lashley and views him as “more of a star” than other members of the roster:
Ringside News asked about the apparent protection of Bobby Lashley, specifically if he might be groomed for something much bigger down the line. We were told that Lashley is “seen by Vince McMahon as more of a star than the others on the roster.”
Bobby Lashley is seemingly entering a feud with fellow Raw star Riddle over the United States Championship, with a match likely taking place between the two former MMA stars at some stage in early 2021.
Bobby Lashley has been one of the real top stars for WWE in 2020. He was pretty poorly handled for the first two years after rejoining WWE in 2018, but appears to have turned a corner with his partnership with MVP.