Bobby Lashley
FULL NAME   Franklin Roberto Lashley
BORN   July 16, 1976
HEIGHT   6'3"
NATIONALITY   Junction City, Kansas, United States
RELATION(S)   Siblings: Cathy Lashley, Jessica Lashley, Frances Lashley

About

Franklin Roberto Lashley in an American professional wrestler and mixed martial artist. He is a well-renowned name in the wrestling fraternity having been part of the WWE and TNA/Impact Wrestling. During his career, Bobby Lashley won a total of eleven championships, including six world titles. The 42-year-old has also headlined various pay-per-view events since making his debut in 2005.

Background

Born to a military man, Bobby Lashley was introduced to wrestling when he was in seventh grade. He then continued amateur wrestling in school and at university levels, and followed his father into the army after graduation, whilst also competing at the army’s wrestling programs.

Bobby Lashley was training in Colorado to join the wrestling team of USA with him eyeing a place at the 2004 Olympics. An accidental injury forced him to end his amateur career but as fate would have it, WWE signed him up on a developmental contract and assigned him to the Ohio Valley Wrestling.

Bobby Lashley WWE Debut

One year later, Lashley made his debut at Smackdown and went on to make his name in the industry, defeating multiple opponents week-in, week-out, before eventually losing to Kane at Survivor Series.

After feuding with Finlay, Bobby made multiple appearances at PPW events such as Royal Rumble and No Way Out, making his debut at Wrestlemania. He lost the Money in the Bank match but made his way up to the big dogs of WWE, going toe to toe with the likes of JBL, Mark Henry, and King Booker.

It was only a matter of time before Lashley contested for the World Heavyweight Championship, which he would go on to lose in a fatal four-way match. In 2006, he moved to ECW, where he won the first ECW World Championship title of his illustrious career. He would eventually go on to switch to TNA, and later return back to the WWE in 2018, and has won two intercontinental titles since.

Bobby Lashley’s WWE career was not done yet as he was due to challenge Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship which would lead to a mouth-watering clash, but he was defeated by Roman Reigns who then went on to face Brock at Summerslam.

Bobby Lashley MMA

Bobby Lashley MMA career statistics show him as an undefeated champion, winning 15 bouts during his stint. He won 8 of those bouts via submission and 4 through knockouts, highlighting his prowess as a prolific athlete.

In his MMA career, Bobby Lashley turned out for various big names such as Strikeforce, Titan Fighting Championship, Bellator MMA, losing just two matches in a decade.

Bobby Lashley

Championships and Accomplishments

WWE

ECW World Championship (2 times)
WWE Intercontinental Championship (2 times)
WWE United States Championship (1 time)

MMA

Shark Fights Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
XFN Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

Ring Name

Bobby Lashley
Blaster Lashley
Lashley

Billed Weight

260 lb (118 kg)

Finishing Moves

The Dominator (Running Powerslam - 2007 - Present)
Inverted Poweslam
Dragon Sleeper
Spear
Thrust Spinebuster
Right Handed Knockout Hook

Signature Moves

Clothesline
Military press drop
Full nelson slam
Fallaway slam
Shoulder block and multiple suplex variations such as Delayed vertical, with theatrics
overhead belly-to-belly
Exploder
Trapping

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