Bobby Lashley Biography
Bobby Lashley (Robert Franklin Lashley) an American professional wrestler and a mixed martial artist signed to the “World Wrestling Entertainment” and performs under their brand “RAW”. He is as well a two-time winner of the “Extreme Championship Wrestling”, and a one-time winner of the ‘WWE United States Championship.
Bobby Lashley Age
Lashley i was born on July 16, 1976, in Junction City, Kansas.
Bobby Lashley WWE
Bobby signed a contract with the ‘WWE’ in 2004. He was assigned to the ‘Ohio Valley Wrestling.’ In 2005 In 2006 Lashley became the first ‘Smackdown!’ wrestler to qualify for the ‘Royal Rumble.’ At the event, Lashley defeated Sylvain, but later, he was eliminated by a combination of Big Show and Kane.
In April 2006, Lashley competed in his first ‘WrestleMania,’ in the ‘Money in the Bank’ ladder match. He also competed in the ‘Smackdown!’s’ ‘King of the Ring’ tournament. Lashley reached the finals, but was defeated by Booker T, on the ‘Judgement Day.’
In June 2007, Lashley was drafted from the ‘ECW’ brand to the ‘Raw’ brand. He was the number one contender for the ‘WWE Championship’ title but lost to John Cena. In February 2008, Lashley was released from the contract with the ‘WWE.’ After this, Lashley appeared in the ‘Triplemania XVI,’ the flagship event of the ‘AAA.’
Lashley came back to the ‘WWE,’ with the night after ‘WrestleMania 34.’ in April 2018, He participated in the ‘Greatest Royal Rumble,’ but was defeated by Braun Strowman. He participated in tag-team matches with fighters such as Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, and Braun Strowman
Bobby Lashley ECW and MMA
In November 2006, Lashley moved to the ‘ECW’ brand. He made his debut, by making a surprise entry to the ‘Extreme Elimination Chamber’ match, for the ‘ECW World Championship.’ He defeated Big Show and Test, to become the ‘ECW World Champion.’ Lashley became the first African American to win the title.
In 2007, Lashley defended his title, against many big names such as Big Show, and Robert Van Dam. In June 2007, Lashley defeated Vince McMahon in a streetfight, to win the ‘ECW World Champion’ title for the second time.
In December 2008, Lashley made his debut in mixed martial arts, by appearing at the ‘Mixed Fighting Alliance’ inaugural event, ‘There Will Be Blood.’ He defeated Joshua Franklin in 41 seconds, in the first round. In March 2009, Lashley defeated the veteran fighter, Jason Guida, in a unanimous decision.
Bobby Lashley concentrated on his ‘MMA’ career in the early half of the 2010s. In August 2010, Lashley participated in the ‘MMA’ event, ‘Strikeforce: Houston,’ to face Chad Griggs. Though Lashley dominated at the beginning of the fight, he suffered an injury and lost the fight.
He signed a three-year deal with the ‘Shark Fights.’ in 2011 and became the ‘Shark Fights’ heavyweight champion, by defeating Karl Knothe. He later signed a contract with the ‘Bellator MMA.’in July 2014 and made his promotional debut against Josh Burns. Lashley won the fight.
Bobby Lashley TNA
In April 2009, Lashley made an appearance at the ‘Total Nonstop Action Wrestling’s’ pay-per-view event, ‘Lockdown.’ He also featured in the wrestling TV show, ‘TNA Impact!’ In June 2009, Lashley made his in-ring debut for the ‘TNA,’ in a tag team match in which, he paired with Mick Foley, to defeat the ‘World Heavyweight Champion,’ Kurt Angle. In February 2010, Lashley was released from the ‘TNA,’ so that he could concentrate on his mixed martial arts career.
Lashley returned to the ‘TNA.’ In June 2014, he defeated Eric Young, to become the ‘TNA World Heavyweight Champion.’ Lashley was the first African American, to win the title. He defended the title against Jeff Hardy, Austin Aries, and Bobby Roode. In March 2015, he lost the title to Kurt Angle.
He made his return to the ‘WWE,’ with the night after ‘WrestleMania 34.’ He participated in the ‘Greatest Royal Rumble,’ but was defeated by Braun Strowman. He participated in tag-team matches with fighters such as Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, and Braun Strowman.
Bobby Lashley Net Worth
Lashley has an estimated Net Worth of 6 million.
Bobby Lashley Height and Weight and Weight
Bobby stands tall at a height of 6 feet and 3 inches (1.90m) and weighs about 119 Kg (264Lbs).
Bobby Lashley Family
Lashley was born to his father was a drill sergeant with the ‘United States Army.’ He was raised up allong with three elder sisters. Due to the nature of his father’s job, Lashley’s family moved from place to place.
Bobby Lashley Education
Lashley enrolled at the ‘Fort Riley Middle School,’ in Kansas. At the seventh grade, he joined amateur wrestling, as an alternative to football. He later graduated from the ‘Junction City High School.
He later joined the ‘Missouri Valley College.’ Lashley continued to be active in amateur wrestling, and won the ‘NAIA National Wrestling Championship,’ in the three consecutive years, 1996, 1997, and 1998. He later graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree in ‘human-service agency management and recreation administration.’
Bobby Lashley Married
Bobby dated former “WWE” diva Kristal Marshall as of 2006 to 2010 and share a son named Myles and a daughter Naomi. He as well has a daughter named Kyra, who was born in 2005.
Bobby Lashley Eyebrows
Bobby has “Alopecia” which is basically hair loss. That’s the reason why bobby wears a headband each time he comes to the ring because he has no eyebrows.
Bobby Lashley Military and Army
Lashley enrolled in the ‘U.S. Army,’ and continued to wrestle in the army’s ‘World Class Athlete Program.’ He later won gold and silver medals, in the wrestling competitions conducted by the ‘International Military Sports Council.’ After three years of service, Lashley retired from the army.
He was set to qualify for the ‘2004 Summer Olympics,’ and trained for it. He was though caught in a robbery at a bank and was hit by a gun. His knee got badly damaged, and Lashley had to give up his amateur wrestling career.
He then started many business ventures. In 2007, he opened a shop that sells health drinks. In 2009, he announced the launch of the ‘Lashley Network,’ which comprises of an official gym, a nutrition store, and a social networking website. In 2010, he opened a gym, ‘American Top Team Altitude,’ in Colorado.