Since the launch of AEW, many have considered it to be the biggest rival promotion of WWE as they've had stars leave to go to the promotion such as Chris Jericho, Jon Moxley, FTR, Matt Hardy, Christian Cage, Adam Cole, and Bryan Danielson. Even CM Punk came out of retirement to join AEW.
Bobby Lashley made it known during an interview with DAZN that he thinks competition exists for WWE but he doesn’t find any of it to be serious. He did think having somewhere else to go in the wrestling business is a good thing.
“I think it's great right now. I think there's a lot of competition. I think we're doing some big things, and we're moving into a big season for us, with some big news coming around.
I think that it's a good time to be a wrestling fan, and it's a good time for a wrestler with a good time to step up for everyone. Everybody always says competition is good. I don't think really we have any serious competition. But the fans like it, the fans like the fact that there are other things going on that forces us to step up.”
Lashley will be part of Team Raw to take on Team SmackDown in the traditional 5-on-5 tag team match at Sunday’s Survivor Series pay-per-view event.