Colorado Springs, Colo.
Intercontinental Champion; United States Champion; ECW Champion
Bobby Lashley: Bio
The focused, driven Bobby Lashley has always been clear about his ultimate goal.
The dominant Superstar is a three-time wrestling national champion and a four-time wrestling All-American. He's also a two-time Armed Forces Champion and took home the silver medal in the 2002 CISM World Championships, competing against the best of the rest of the world's military. Yet, for Lashley, all that was a precursor to training for WWE. This mixed martial arts expert is already a renowned champion at the amateur level, and Lashley now ranks among WWE's elite Superstars.
First coming to the squared circle through WWE's ECW brand, Lashley fought his way to becoming one of the final ECW Champions. He then joined Raw, where he continued to make an impact that included a hard-hitting reign as United States Champion and a key role in the legendary "Battle of the Billionaires" at WrestleMania 23 where he took on Mr. McMahon's representative Umaga and was chiefly responsible for the WWE Chairman being shaved bald.
After further honing his craft outside of WWE, Lashley made an explosive surprise return to Monday Night Raw one night after WrestleMania 34. Once again firmly entrenched on the red brand, he focused on using his dominant style and power to lay waste to any that got in his way.
Frustrated with his standing on Team Red, Lashley enlisted the help of the outspoken Lio Rush, who has excelled at hyping Lashley and irritating the WWE Universe with a series of over-the-top, mid-match microphone rants. The suddenly remorseless (and “All Mighty”) Lashley gave the world a glimpse of his cold-blooded new attitude when he defeated Kevin Owens and ruthlessly attacked him after their bout on Monday Night Raw, forcing KO to require surgery on both knees and sending him to the shelf. Soonafter, Lashley became a two-time Intercontinental Champion.
Regardless of whether he holds a title or not, Bobby Lashley has put the roster on notice and will always fight with the heart of a champion.