Current TNA and Bellator MMA star Bobby Lashley appeared on Submission Radio to promote his upcoming fight with Dan Charles at Bellator 138 this Friday night on Spike TV. Here are the highlights.
Lashley on reports of Destination America canceling Impact Wrestling:
“In my contract it says nothing about negotiating deals with any networks, so I try to stay out of that part of it. I know what Dixie [Carter] does, and Dixie is good at trying to find the right path for where she needs to have the show. You know, they’ve been around for 12 years. I don’t think they’re going anywhere right now, whether it’s Destination America, Spike, or whatever it is. I’m sure they’re going to be able to reach an agreement, reach a deal where they’re going to have a home, and they’re going to be there for a long time. If they leave Destination America I think it would be a shame because of the amount of talent that we have on that show. I mean for the people that watch TNA, they know the kind of talent. I mean there’s some really big names there. I mean you got the Hardy Boyz, you got Kurt Angle, myself, MVP. There’s a lot of really high – Bobby Roode, Eric Young. There’s a lot of really, really good – Kennedy – over there. I mean there’s so many guys over there that it would be…..if they do die, there would be another promotion somewhere that’s just ready to scoop up all these guys and already have a main level roster right off the bat. So I don’t know. I don’t see it happening. It’d be ridiculous for them to part ways. If anybody leaves it’s going to be TNA leaving to go somewhere else.”
Lashley on the differences between working with Dixie Carter and Vince McMahon:
“I think Vince is more of a businessman and Dixie is more of a like a family person. Dixie kind of stays away from the business aspect and lets the people run the company, but at the same time Dixie is so big on the family, and I have no problem bringing my kids there, bringing them backstage, meeting the guys and everything like that. She wants it to be more of a family environment. Whereas Vince, it’s business. It’s really business in the WWE. I mean both of them have their great qualities, but I think that’s the big difference between the two.”
You can listen to the entire interview down below: