WWE, interview with Bobby Lashley: "I'll take back my place in the main event"

WWE, interview with Bobby Lashley: I'll take back my place in the main event

WWE, interview with Bobby Lashley

Born in 1976, former military veteran, amateur wrestling champion during his time at Missoury Valley College and a short but intense stint in the mixed martial arts world where he obtained 15 victories. These are some of the great achievements of Bobby Lashley, who finally fulfilled his lifelong dream, becoming WWE Champion.

His reign was unfortunately interrupted by the collection of Money in The Bank by of Big E, but “The Almighty” has promised to take back his rightful place in the Raw main event. We had the opportunity to interview him, exclusively for Cultura Pop, at the WWE SuperShow held at Wembley Arena in London. Here's what he told us.

You had a pretty intense rivalry with Bill Goldberg. How did you feel facing a Hall of Famer of his caliber?

For me it was a great honor to be able to share the ring with him on several occasions. I know very well that Bill has been criticized several times for his fighting style, but it cannot be denied that every time he arrives on stage the audience goes crazy. He has maintained the same drive and intensity as 20 years ago and our match at Crown Jewel was very physical. As you can see, I still have a bandage on my sternum. I don't know if we will face each other again, but I have learned that as a contract he has to play yet another match. My door is always open.

During the period within the Hurt Business you have teamed up with MVP several times. If you were to find yourself choosing another tag team partner, which name would you consider?

Shelton Benjamin could be a great ally. I would have liked to partner with Apollo. I have to tell you the truth, initially I was not convinced of his character and I was sorry to see him in the rear without a precise direction. Then she finally found his attitude and did good things at SmackDown, becoming the Intercontinental Champion. A tag team with Tommaso Ciampa would also be interesting, a mix of opposing styles and personalities, but at the moment he is still at NXT. Difficult to choose just one name.

What does it feel to be back to perform around the world after a difficult period for everyone?

The situation is improving and I am happy to be back on a WWE overseas tour after two years. Performing without the audience was a difficult time for us and we can finally return to entertain our fans around the world as we are doing with this tour in England. The Wembley Arena is a fantastic location, but I hope to visit other places in the future and, why not, come back to you in Italy too.

During the WWE media boom in Italy you were one of the most loved characters, even though you were still very “green” in the ring. Can you tell us how your growth path has changed within the world of sport entertainment?

First of all I hope that the people who followed me then remained by my side. At the beginning of my career I was just a dominator in the ring and hadn't developed a real character. I came from a background in Amateur Wrestling and got very familiar with the WWE world. Then over the years I have improved my microphone skills, also developing an entertainer side. Obviously, the means by which superstars express themselves have also changed, we now live in the age of social media and influencers. Those who know and follow me, however, know very well how reserved I am. I don't waste much time posting on Twitter. I train, I look after my family and I always try to give 110% in the ring. Love me or hate me, I don't lose my authenticity.

What Does the Future Hold for Bobby Lashley?

I'll be WWE Champion again, you can bet. Indeed, I'll tell you more: the moment I do, I will keep the title around my waist until the day of my retirement, which will probably happen in 10, 15 or 20 years. It is said that the second win is always better than the first, so I invite you to stay tuned.

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Bobby Lashley Says WWE Has “Superstars” And Not Just “Great Wrestlers”

Bobby Lashley recently spoke with DAZN in order to promote the upcoming Survivor Series PPV. During the interview, the former WWE Champion spoke about the landscape of the industry generally. Lashley admitted he thinks competition is a good thing and that now is a great time to be a fan. However, he also noted that he doesn’t believe WWE has any serious competition.

“I think it’s great right now,” Lashley said. “I think there’s a lot of competition. I think we’re doing some big things, and we’re moving into a big season for us, with some big news coming around. I think that it’s a good time to be a wrestling fan, and it’s a good time for a wrestler with a good time to step up for everyone. Everybody always says competition is good. I don’t think really we have any serious competition. But the fans like it, the fans like the fact that there are other things going on that forces us to step up.”

Bobby Lashley also touched on the competition and how it drives him personally. He admitted that he thinks WWE is loaded with superstars which provides a little of everything.

“Yeah, it actually does. I think myself and a lot of the other guys wish some of the other competition does step up because we’re ready. If you look at our roster, our roster is deep. We have something different. We have something special. There’s a couple of things with it,” Lashley said. “There’s one to have great wrestlers, and there’s another thing to have superstars. We’re chalk-loaded with both. We have guys that are just pure superstars, and you can take outside of our wrestling world will do other things, and they’re going to be superstars. And we have some guys that are in the dressing room that are just great wrestlers. We have a little bit of everything. I think everyone here is like, if we need to step up, we have all the talent to be able to do it.”


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