A 'Salute' to Lashley

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April 03, 2007

Bobby Lashley is being honored by the military this spring, as he graces the April cover of Salute. The magazine, which is available exclusively on bases in America and overseas, will feature Lashley on its April/May cover.

The ECW World Champion and former United States Army Sergeant comes from a military family, so he's excited to be on Salute's cover.

"It is a huge honor, a huge achievement because my whole family has been in the military. It's a very admirable thing. That's going to be something that they're going to be proud of," Lashley told WWE.com.

"I read the magazine when I was in the military. It's in every post, everywhere. It's just one of those things that you always just grab because it's always there," he said.

Lashley explained that being in the Army prepared him to be an ECW Superstar because it taught it him one main thing: discipline. It's something that has driven him to win and retain the ECW World Championship.

Since Lashley successfully represented Donald Trump in the Battle of the Billionaires at WrestleMania 23, we asked Lashley what Trump, who attended military school, might think of the honor.

"He'd know how much of an honor it is and would congratulate me for receiving such a high honor to represent the troops like that," Lashley said.

Lashley added a special message to any WWE fans enlisted in the military: "WWE is there for the soldiers. That's what we believe in, that's why we took the trip to Iraq for Tribute to the Troops. It's just a mutual respect. Come support me, because we definitely support you."

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