Bobby Lashley: Me VS Brock Will Eventually Happen
Bobby Lashley has told SPORTbible that he believes the hotly anticipated match between him and Brock Lesnar will eventually happen.
Speaking before WWE Raw in Manchester on Monday night, Lashley had his say on a potential encounter with 'The Beast Incarnate'.
"Absolutely," Lashley commented when asked if he'd like to square off with the current Universal Champion.
"I can post anything on social media and the people will reply we wanna see you and Brock, it's something that has been building for the last 10 years so eventually it's gonna happen because the fans want it to happen that bad."
Lashley is in his second stint with WWE having left 10 years and moved onto other ventures. However, the 42-year-old says he never wanted to leave WWE back in 2008.
"I never wanted to leave," he added.
"At the time I needed to step away for a bit, but in that time I fought in Bellator and Strikeforce, in other promotions, I wanted to build myself up and make my character stronger for when I came back, I'm in a good place right now."
Since his return the night after Wrestlemania 34, Lashley has been involved in a number of high-profile feuds, including a lengthy series with Roman Reigns.
"The first day back was one of my favourites and I'm still building but my matches with Roman is one of them, I'm not even saying just beating him I mean being in the ring with him he's really really good."
Lashley also spoke fondly of two other opponents, Finn Balor who he is currently feuding with and Kevin Owens, who Lashley viciously attacked to seal his heel turn.
"Finn is incredible and Kevin Owens, me and him had a really good match when I had the turn, there's a lot of guys in the business right now who are really good to wrestle with."
Lashley returned as a good guy the night after Wrestlemania but turned heel last month; something Lashley would have liked from the start.
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"The turn should've come when I first came back," Lashley declared.
"However, I couldn't come out as a heel when I first started because the crowd waited for me to come back and wanted me back.
"Now is the perfect time though, I mean we have so many top babyfaces right now guys who are established so instead of forcing them into a different role, me being there is a little bit better."
When the former Bellator fighter began his heel turn, he began being accompanied to the ring by 205 Live wrestler Lio Rush.
The 23-year-old became Lashley's manager and his shrieking 'LASHLEY!' chant riles up fans every week.
"I was one of the people who pulled for him in the beginning, I think he was somebody who could be used in a lot of different ways and he's kinda my little sidekick."
"He's still trying to find his way a little bit, but he's catching on, everywhere I go I'm getting chants of 'LASHLEY'."
Rush is making such an impression by Lashley's side, he's influencing very young members of the WWE Universe.
"I got a post not too long ago, someone sent me a video of their kid with their babies first words being 'LASHLEY' and I was watching like, 'oh my god no way!'"
When talking about his improvement in the last decade, Lashley believes he's come a long way.
"When I first came in I was so green, I'd throw people around, clothesline people, body-slam people and just play a role, but now I feel so comfortable and I believe when you're comfortable, that's when you produce your best work."
Now not far off from being considered a veteran, Lashley believes the best advice for those in the wrestling business is to not let others keep you down.
"Don't listen to the haters, there are a lot.
"It's such a cutthroat business, you have people in the same locker room as you not wanting you to succeed, you gotta erase all that stuff and know you have a person to impress, in my case it's Vince [McMahon] and go out there and perform your best."
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