Bobby Lashley is the guest on this week’s episode of “After The Bell with Corey Graves.
Lashley has been vocal about wanting to be a World Champion in WWE but his pushes since his 2018 return have been start-and-stop. He was paired with Lio Rush and he had brief opportunities at the top of the card. Earlier this year, he was involved in an angle with Rusev, Lana and Liv Morgan but now the company seems to have put more focus on him as a dominant athlete.
During the interview with Graves, Lashley gave his opinion on why he was been given uncomfortable angles in WWE: “For me, I had to figure out the why. A lot of times people don’t want to figure out the why. I think part of the why for me is when I came back, they wanted people to hate me. But also, I think it’s just getting me to loosen up a little bit. I trained so long with wrestling and it was always shut up and I trained. I was always a shut up and train type of person. I busted my ass and let what I do speak for me. I was a workhorse and I was always a quiet person. I think when I came back they said, we need to embarrass him enough to break out of his shell.”
There’s a lot more covered in the interview. Lashley talks about The Hurt Business, his strict work ethic, how he helped stop a bank robbery before he got into pro wrestling, why he wants to face Brock Lesnar, and more.
You can listen to the interview via your favorite podcast app, including Apple Podcasts and Google Play.