Bobby Lashley has had two stints with WWE – the first being from 2005-2008 and he’s in the middle of the second run that started in 2018. In between that time, he had two runs in TNA Wrestling from 2009-2010 and later under the Impact Wrestling banner from 2014-2018. His latter run in Impact saw him be portrayed as a top star for the majority of it. In total, he held their world title four times.
Lashley found his groove in WWE last year when he was aligned with MVP as his manager and a group was created around him with the likes of Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin.
Lashley will challenge The Miz for the WWE Title on tonight’s episode of Raw. To promote the match, he spoke with Graham Matthews of BleacherReport.com. During it, he talked about how his run with Impact Wrestling helped prepare him for the main event spot in WWE.
“I think [that Impact run] helped out tremendously because once you come into WWE and they say you’re going to be a champion, there’s going to be some uncertainties and insecurities,” Lashley said about his time in Impact. “‘Am I able to carry that ball? Am I able to do it? Am I able to have those big matches with everyone?’ Because that’s what you need to do as a champion, and when I was in Impact, I had those opportunities.”
Lashley continued by noting that there’s no question in his mind that he should be on top of the card. He also talked about challenging for the title, when he thinks he’ll retire, and more. Check out the full interview here.