Bobby Lashley

Sep 3, 2009 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Photo credit: WWE

Real name: Franklin Roberto Lashley
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 252 lbs.
Date of birth: July 16, 1976
Born: Kansas City, KS
Pro debut: 2003
Trained by: OVW
Finishing move: Dominator

Biography

– Lashley debuted on WWE television on the September 23, 2005 episode of “Smackdown.”
– In his PPV debut, Lashley defeated Simon Deam at the 2005 No Mercy.
– At Armageddon ’05, Lashley defeated Paul Burchill and William Regal in a “handicap” match.
– At the May 23, 2006 Smackdown tapings in Bakersfield, CA, Lashley defeated JBL to capture the United States title.
– In November 2006, Lashley was moved to the ECW roster per his request.
– At Survivor Series ’06, Team Cena (Cena, Kane, Lashley, Rob Van Dam and Sabu) defeated Team Big Show (Big Show, Test, Umaga, MVP and Finlay).
– At ECW’s December to Dismember in Augusta, GA, Lashley defeated The Big Show, Test, CM Punk, Hardcore Holly, and Rob Van Dam in an extreme elimination chamber match to capture the ECW title.
– Wrestlemania 23, Lashley defeated Umaga in the battle of the billionaires match. As a result, Lashley and Donald Trump shaved Vince McMahon’s head.
– Lashley defeated Shane and Vince McMahon and Umaga in a 3 on 1 handicap match at Judgment Day ’07.
– At One Night Stand ’07, Lashley defeated Vince McMahon in Jacksonville, FL to regain the ECW World heavyweight title.
– On the June 11, 2007 edition of “Raw,” Lashley was drafted to Raw. As a result, Vince McMahon stripped Lashley of the ECW title.
– In the fall of 2007, Lashley was inducted into the Missouri Valley College’s athletic hall of fame. Lashley is a former three time NAIA national champion at 177 pounds.
– In February 2008, Lashley and WWE parted ways.
– On December 13, 2008, Lashley won his MMA debut match by beating Joshua Franklin via TKO in 41 seconds in Miami, FL.
– Lashley defeated Jason Guida via a 30-27 decision in Pensecola, FL on March 21, 2009.
– At Lockdown ’09, Lashley made his TNA debut following the Team Angle vs. Team Jarrett lethal lockdown cage match.
– On May 15, 2009, Lashley defeated Mike Cook at the Maximum Fighting Championship live event which was billed as “Hard Knocks” at the River Cree Resort and Casino just outside Edmonton, Alberta. Cook only lasted 24 seconds as Lashley ended his fight with a front choke improving his MMA record to 3-0.
– On June 27, 2009, Lashley beat Bob Sapp in the first round in Biloxi, MS.
– At No Surrender ’09, Lashley defeated Rhino.
– At Bound for Glory ’09, Lashley defeated Samoa Joe.
– Lashley defeated Scott Steiner at the 2009 Final Resolution.
– On January 30, 2010, Lashley debuted for Strikeforce MMA, defeating Wes Sims.
– On March 25, 2011, Lashley defeated John Ott for Titan FC.
– In April 2011, Lashley entered the IGF Title Tournament, defeating Keith Hanson in the first round before losing to eventual winner Josh Barnett.
– On November 11, 2011, Lashley defeated Karl Knothe by first-round submission to win the SharkFights Heavyweight Title.
– On July 7, 2013, Lashley defeated WWL Heavyweight Champion Monster Pain by DQ.
– On November 8, 2013, Lashley defeated Tony Melton by unanimous decision to win the XFN Heavyweight Title.
– At Lockdown ’14, Lashley returned to TNA, answering the open challenge of Ethan Carter III.
– In May 2014, Lashley formed a stable in TNA with Kenny King and MVP.
– On June 19, 2014, Lashley defeated Eric Young to win the TNA World Title. Over the next few weeks, he would defend the belt against Young, Jeff Hardy & Austin Aries.
– On August 7, 2014, Lashley defeated Bobby Roode to retain the TNA World Title.
– On September 5, 2014, Lashley made his Bellator debut, defeating Josh Burns.
– On October 24, 2014, Lashley returned to Bellator, defeating Karl Etherington.
– On December 27, 2014, Lashley defeated Mexx & Tiny Iron in a 3-Way Match to win the vacant IWS Heavyweight Title.
– On January 7, 2015, Lashley defeated Bobby Roode to regain the TNA World Title. Soon after, MVP & King would turn on Lashley and form the Beat Down Clan.
– On January 9, 2015, Lashley defeated Austin Aries, Bobby Roode & MVP in a 4-Way Match to retain the TNA World Title.
– On January 30, 2015, Lashley defeated MVP to retain the TNA World Title.
– At Bellator 138, Lashley defeated Dan Charles at Bellator 138 in St. Louis, MO. Lashley won via TKO in the second round at 4:14.
– In March 2015, Lashley signed a long-term contract extension with Bellator.
– Lashley defeated James Thompson at Bellator 145 via TKO in the first round.
– On June 12, 2016 at Slammiversary, Lashley defeated Drew Galloway by knockout in a Tap Out or Knockout match, starting his third reign as the TNA World Heavyweight Champion.
– On the July 13 taping of Impact Wrestling, Lashley defeated Eddie Edwards in a a Winner Take All Six Sides of Steel to retain the TNA World Heavyweight and win the TNA X Division Championship.
– The following day, Lashley retained the TNA X Division Title in a Ladder Match against DJ Z
– On August 11, 2016, Lashley defeated James Storm to win the TNA King of the Mountain Title, thus holding all of TNA’s male singles titles simultaneously
– A week later, having opted to unify the other two titles, Lashley vacated the X-Division Title
– On the September 1, 2016 edition of Impact Wrestling, Lashley defeated Mike Bennett to retain the TNA World Title
– At Bound For Glory ’16, Lashley defeated Ethan Carter III to retain the TNA World Title
– At Genesis ’17, Lashley defeated Eddie Edwards in an Iron Man Match to regain the TNA World Title
– In January 2017, Lashley defended the TNA World Title against Brother Nero, Eddie Edwards & Josh Barnett
– On March 31, Lashley defeated Jeff Cobb to retain the TNA World Title
– In April 2017, Lashley defended the TNA World Title against James Storm & Moose
– At Turning Point ’17, Lashley defeated Moose to retain the TNA World Title
– At No Surrender ’17, Lashley defeated Eddie Edwards to retain the TNA World Title
– At Bound For Glory ’17, Lashley & King Mo defeated Moose & Stephan Bonnar
– In January 2018, Lashley left Impact Wrestling
– Lashley returned to WWE on the Raw following WrestleMania
– At Backlash ’18, Lashley & Braun Strowman defeated Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
– At Money In The Bank ’18, Lashley defeated Zayn
– At Extreme Rules ’18, Lashley defeated Roman Reigns
– At Super Show-Down, Lashley & John Cena defeated Kevin Owens & Elias
– Lashley was a member of the victorious Team RAW at Survivor Series ’18
– On January 14, Lashley defeated Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins to win the WWE Intercontinental Title. Lashley would lose the belt to Finn Balor in February, regained it in March, before losing it back to Balor at WrestleMania 35
– At TLC 2019, Lashley defeated Rusev in a Tables Match
– In May 2020, Lashley joined forces with MVP, forming the stable that would become known as The Hurt Business
– At Money In The Bank ’20, Lashley defeated R-Truth
– At Payback ’20, Lashley defeated Apollo Crews to win the WWE United States Title
– At Clash of Champions ’20, Lashley defeated Crews to retain the WWE United States Title
– At Hell In A Cell ’20, Lashley defeated Slapjack to retain the WWE United States Title
– At Survivor Series ’20, Lashley defeated Sami Zayn to retain the WWE United States Title
– On January 11, 2021, Lashley defeated Riddle to retain the WWE United States Title
– On March 1, Lashley defeated The Miz in a Lumberjack Match to win the WWE Title, having lost the United States Title barely a week earlier
– A week later, Lashley defeated The Miz to retain the WWE Title
– At WrestleMania 37, Lashley defeated Drew McIntyre to retain the WWE Title
– At Backlash ’21, Lashley defeated Drew McIntyre & Braun Strowman to retain the WWE Title
– At Hell In A Cell ’21, Lashley defeated McIntyre inside the cell to retain the WWE Title
– At Money In The Bank ’21, Lashley defeated Kofi Kingston to retain the WWE Title
– At Summerslam ’21, Lashley defeated Goldberg to retain the WWE Title

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