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Bobby Lashley

Born Franklin Roberto Lashley
July 16, 1976 (1976-07-16) (age 33)
Junction City, Kansas
Other names The Boss
The Dominator
Nationality United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Weight 252 lb (114 kg)
Style Wrestling, , Amateur wrestling
Fighting out of Denver, Colorado
Team American Top Team
Years active 2008-present
MMA record
Total 5
Wins 5
By knockout 2
By submission 2
By decision 1
Losses 0
.Franklin Roberto "Bobby" Lashley [2] (born July 16, 1976)[2] is an American Mixed martial artist currently signed to Strikeforce, a former professional wrestler most recently wrestled in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, and a former collegiate amateur wrestler.^ Bobby Lashley signs with MMA promotion American Fight League.
  • Bobby Lashley signs with MMA promotion American Fight League. - GameWinners.com Forums 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC forums.gamewinners.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Read More: strikeforce , bobby lashley .
  • Bobby Lashley Signs Multi-Year Deal With StrikeforceHT: MMAMania - MMA For Real 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.mmaforreal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Lashley left Pro Wrestling to join Mixed Martial Arts and currently has a record of 3-0.
  • Changing Times Vitamins Signs Bobby Lashley to Represent Its RecoveryX Sports Drink - Yahoo! Finance 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC biz.yahoo.com [Source type: News]
  • Changing Times Vitamins Signs Bobby Lashley to Represent Its RecoveryX Sports Drink  |  June 15, 2009  | By GlobeNewswire - Investopedia Advisor 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC community.investopedia.com [Source type: General]

.He has also worked for World Wrestling Entertainment, where he was a one time United States Champion and a two-time ECW World Champion.^ He has also worked for World Wrestling Entertainment, where he was a one time United States Champion and a two-time World Heavyweight Champion, having had two reigns as ECW World Champion.

^ ECW (WWE) World Heavyweight Champion (01) United-States Champion (01) .

^ Ariel Helwani: ECW world champion?
  • Viewer - Bobby Lashley vs. Bob Sapp FanHouse live blog 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.coveritlive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Contents

Amateur wrestling

.Lashley attended Missouri Valley College, where he won three national amateur wrestling championships between 1996 and 1998 and placed fourth in 1995. In 1997 and 1998, he was the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Wrestling Champion.^ He’s a three-time wrestling national champion and a four-time wrestling All-American.
  • Bobby Lashley in New Midway at National Western Complex | Tickets & Event Info — Eventful 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC eventful.com [Source type: General]
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^ While Lesnar’s amateur pedigree was more impressive, Lashley was a solid collegiate wrestler at Missouri Valley College where he won two NAIA National Championships.
  • The Savage Science MMA - Lashley’s 'freak show' fight against Sapp is a great career move - The Savage Science MMA 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thesavagescience.com [Source type: General]

^ In The Beginning : Bobby Lashley attended Missouri Valley College and won 3 national championships 96-98 and placed 4th in 95..

[3] .Lashley later joined the United States Army, where he continued to wrestle.^ Lashley later joined the United States Army, where he continued to wrestle.
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^ After college, Lashley joined the United States Army, where he continued to wrestle.
  • Lashley TKO's Sapp; Improves to 4-0 in MMA - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ Lashley captured the WWE United States Championship by defeating rival “JBL.” During this stint with the league and another in 2007, Lashley wrestled several top superstars, including The Big Show and John Cena.
  • Strikeforce Shopping Spree Continues; Bobby Lashley Signed, Will Fight Jan. 30 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.mma-zone.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[2][4] .He was training for the Olympics in 2003, when he suffered a knee injury while doing business at a bank where a robbery broke out.^ An Olympic hopeful in 2002, he trained at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs until sustaining a serious knee injury while jumping out of the way of a bullet fired in a bank robbery.
  • Bobby Lashley vs. Ron Waterman likely for upcoming Strikeforce event 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.fiveknuckles.com [Source type: General]

[5][6] .The injury ended his Olympic plans, and Lashley went into pro wrestling soon after.^ Lashley left Pro Wrestling to join Mixed Martial Arts and currently has a record of 3-0.
  • Changing Times Vitamins Signs Bobby Lashley to Represent Its RecoveryX Sports Drink - Yahoo! Finance 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC biz.yahoo.com [Source type: News]
  • Changing Times Vitamins Signs Bobby Lashley to Represent Its RecoveryX Sports Drink  |  June 15, 2009  | By GlobeNewswire - Investopedia Advisor 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC community.investopedia.com [Source type: General]

^ Thats why he went too TNA, and they're allowing him to participate in MMA. Plus after his MMA career is up he still has Pro Wrestling too fall back on.

^ It is confirmed that this is a non-exclusive deal which will allow Lashley to continue his pro wrestling career with TNA. Lashley went back and forth with Strikeforce since earlier this year before signing the deal this week.
  • Bobby Lashley Signs with Strikeforce, Update on His Wrestling Career 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.impactwrestling.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Professional wrestling career

World Wrestling Entertainment (2004–2008)

.In November 2004, Lashley began working in the professional wrestling area and signed a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment.^ February 4, 2008: Bobby Lashley was officially released from his World Wrestling Entertainment contract..

^ In November 2003, Lashley was developed a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and spent time in WWE's farm federation, Ohio Valley Wrestling.
  • Bobby Lashley - Biography 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Two years ago, Lashley became a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar, highlighted at Wrestlemania 23 as a representative of Donald Trump in a bet against WWE president Vince McMahon .
  • Intheguard.tv - News - News - Ken Shamrock takes on Bobby Lashley 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC intheguard.tv [Source type: General]

.He was assigned to the development territory Ohio Valley Wrestling, where he was known as Blaster Lashley, and was a member of the Bolin Services stable along with Mike Mondo and Ken Doane.^ March 2, 2005--Ohio Valley Wrestling: Blaster Lashley (wKenny Bolin & Mike Mondo) defeated Robert Fury..
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^ While in OVW, Lashley was known as Blaster Lashley, and was a member of the Bolin Services stable along with Mike Mondo, and .
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^ Bolin stuck to his usual allies, as he selected Lashley & Mondo, as well as new Bolin Services member Ken Doane.

.However during that time Bolin Services began to crumble with Lashley refusing to help Doane win matches, resulting in him turning face and going by his Bobby Lashley name.^ Bobby Lashley won the match .

^ Bolin Services continue to crumble as Blaster Lashley refused to cheat for Ken Doan but inadvertantly helped him win..

^ With Doane's help, Lashley & Mondo got the win, with Mondo pinning Burke.

SmackDown! (2005–2006)

.In mid-2005 Lashley appeared at four live events, wrestling in dark matches for both the Raw and SmackDown! brands.^ Note : This event was also a Smackdown taping and had several dark matches.

^ Title match from Smackdown and WWE Title match from Raw.
  • pWwew.net: WWE Great American Bash 2007 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.pwwew.net [Source type: General]

^ June 6, 2005 - RAW : Bobby Lashley defeated Trevor Rhodes in a dark match..

[2] .On September 23, 2005, Lashley made his televised WWE debut as a face on SmackDown! using the name Bobby Lashley.^ WWE Superstar Bobby Lashley makes his Strikeforce debut on Jan.
  • WWE Superstar Bobby Lashley makes his Strikeforce debut on Jan. 30 - Worldnews.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC article.wn.com [Source type: General]

^ Bobby Lashley released from WWE? .
  • Ring Posts: Bobby Lashley released from WWE? - Ring Posts is a Baltimore Sun blog about wrestling - baltimoresun.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ Lashley then made his television debut on 'Friday Night Smackdown' under the name Bobby Lashley (or simply Lashley) against Simon Dean.
  • Bobby Lashley - Biography 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

.Lashley was introduced as a three time National Amateur Wrestling Champion, a four time All-American, a two time Armed Forces Champion, and a 2002 Silver Medalist at the Military World Championship.^ He was the 1998 NJCAA heavyweight champion, the 1999 runner up as NCAA heavyweight Champion and the 2000 NCAA heavyweight Champion.  Bobby Lashley was 3 time NAIA national wrestling champion (at 177lbs), two times armed forces wrestling champion and 2002 silver medalist at the Military World Championship.
  • Tara LaRosa and Bobby Lashley booked for American Fight League's PPV debut | MMAjunkie.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC mmajunkie.com [Source type: General]

^ He was the silver medalist in the 2002 CISM World Championships-competing against the world's best military wrestlers.

^ He’s a three-time wrestling national champion and a four-time wrestling All-American.
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  • Bobby Lashley in New Midway at National Western Complex | Tickets & Event Info — Eventful 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC eventful.com [Source type: General]

.In his first match, he defeated Simon Dean.^ His first match in WWE was with fitness guru, Simon Dean.
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^ Bobby Lashley defeated Simon Dean and made a major impression on fans and management!

^ Il acceptait le challenge de Simon Dean pour un match retour à No Mercy 2005.

.In his pay-per-view debut at No Mercy, he defeated Dean once again.^ He also faced Dean in Lashley's pay-per-view match at No Mercy 2005.
  • Bobby Lashley - Biography 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ It came as no surprise to me and just about anyone else when he was taken off of a pay-per-view for high enzymes in his liver.
  • Bobby Lashley taps out (phillyBurbs.com) | Sports Entertainment 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.phillyburbs.com [Source type: General]

^ Lashley faces 6-foot-4, 345-pound Bob Sapp (10-3-1) in his next fight June 27 on a pay-per-view show from Biloxi, Miss.
  • Friday fights: Lashley wins; Strikeforce eventful - UFC - Yahoo! Sports 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC sports.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

.Lashley went on to defeat numerous superstars both on SmackDown! and Raw.^ Lashley brawled with Finlay throughout the month leading up to WrestleMania 22 and both Superstars landed a spot in the 6-man Money in the Bank ladder match.
  • MySpace - Bobby Lashley - 34 - Male - Colorodo Springs, Colo, US - myspace.com/lashleybomb 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After competing in several matches in both the WWE Raw and SmackDown!
  • Bobby Lashley Signs With Strikeforce : Five Ounces of Pain 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC fiveouncesofpain.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Bobby Lashley signs multi-year deal with Strikeforce 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.fiveknuckles.com [Source type: General]

^ Late in the match, both Lashley & Mondo were down, as Dreamer went after Bolin.

[2] .On the November 11 episode of SmackDown!, Lashley defeated Orlando Jordan in a qualifying match for a place on Team SmackDown! at Survivor Series where he was the first to be eliminated.^ November 27, 2005 - Survivor Series : Team Smackdown!

^ Team RAW in an Elimination match (Randy Orton sole survivor!

^ November 26, 2006 - Survivor Series : John Cena's Team defeated The Big Show's Team in a Survivor Series Elimination match..

.Prior to this elimination Lashley was dominating the Raw Superstars, showcasing various "power moves" and a finisher on Carlito.^ Lashley lost the match, with then-Raw superstar Rob Van Damn, winning the match.
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^ Lashley finished out the year with another match against Sylvan, with similar results, as Lashley took the model out with the Dominator for another victory.

^ Lashley manhandled Simon, garnering the attention of everyone in the building with his devestating finisher, the Dominator.
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.Yet a chokeslam from Kane, who was on the apron, caused Lashley to be eliminated.^ During a post-match brawl: Bobby Lashley tried to take on Kane & Big Show, but got a double chokeslam from hell!

^ Tara then elevates Velvet, who lands on the apron, only to eat a mafia kick, leading to her elimination.
  • The Fight Network - TNA Impact Report for Nov 26 - Lashley Earns Shot 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thefightnetwork.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But, just as Lashley was rolling, he was caught by Kane (who was still on the apron) and given a Chokeslam, allowing Michaels to make the quick pin to eliminate him.

[7][8]
.On January 6 2006, Lashley became the first announced participant from SmackDown! to be entered into that year's Royal Rumble.^ January 20, 2006 - Smackdown!

^ January 29, 2006 - Royal Rumble : Bobby Lashley entered at #8 but was eliminated by The Big Show & Kane..

^ January 27, 2006 - Smackdown!

[9] .At the Royal Rumble, Lashley was the eighth wrestler to enter the match.^ Bobby Lashley talked about wanting to win the Royal Rumble and wrestle at Wrestlemania 22!

^ January 28, 2007 - Royal Rumble : Bobby Lashley defeated Test by Countout to retain the ECW World title..

^ Later, Lashley entered for a mix promotion for Wrestlemania 22 in the Money-in-the Bank Ladder Match, with three Raw Superstars and three Smackdown!
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.He eliminated Sylvan, but he was then eliminated by the combination of Raw's then World Tag Team Champions The Big Show and Kane.^ (Watch) In another Bash preview, WWE Tag Team Champion Brian Kendrick met PitBull Kid Kash one-on-one.
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^ Winner: Bobby Lashley by Pinfall We end the show with the Lashleys celebrating Bobby’s big win and impending TNA World Title Shot.
  • World Wrestling Insanity: The TNA Thanksgiving Impact Report: Bobby Lashley Is The New Kurt Angle 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.worldwrestlinginsanity.com [Source type: General]

^ The Hardy Boyz vs. Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch for the world tag team titles- This was a good match.
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[10] .Following the Royal Rumble, Lashley began a feud with John Bradshaw Layfield leading up to a match at No Way Out.^ WWE No Way Out '06 (February 19) = Lashley fell to John Bradshaw Layfield.

^ Lashley wanted to work his way up.
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^ February 19, 2006 - No Way Out : John Bradshaw Layfield w/Jillian Hall defeated Bobby Lashley..

.The match was Lashley's first loss in singles competition due to interference from Finlay.^ Lashley brawled with Finlay throughout the month leading up to WrestleMania 22 and both Superstars landed a spot in the 6-man Money in the Bank ladder match.
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^ A week later, Lashley got his toughest singles match to date, as he took on John Bradshaw Layfield.

^ Bobby Lashley defeated Fit Finlay by Disqualification in a #1 Contenders match..

[11] .During February and March, Lashley was involved in a feud with Finlay, where the two would brawl on many occasions, including a lumberjack match that Finlay won after using a shillelagh.^ Bobby Lashley won the match .

^ Lashley brawled with Finlay throughout the month leading up to WrestleMania 22 and both Superstars landed a spot in the 6-man Money in the Bank ladder match.
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^ Lashley continued to be a force for Bolin Services going into March '05, as he destroyed Robert Fury in a match, then continued to beat him down afterwards.

[12]
Lashley making his entrance during an ECW house show.
.On April 2, after winning a Last Chance battle royal by last eliminating MNM,[13] Lashley competed at his first WrestleMania (WrestleMania 22) in the Money in the Bank ladder match.^ April 2, 2006 - WrestleMania 22 : RVD beat Benjamin & Flair & Finlay & Lashley & Hardy in a Money in the Bank Ladder match..

^ About me: United States Champion; wrestled in the Money in the Bank ladder match at WrestleMania 22.
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^ Lashley brawled with Finlay throughout the month leading up to WrestleMania 22 and both Superstars landed a spot in the 6-man Money in the Bank ladder match.
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.The match was won by Rob Van Dam.^ Lashley was a dominant champion, taking on all comers, including Hardcore Holly and Rob Van Dam, among others.
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^ Marcus Cor Von, Elijah Burke, Kevin Thorn, & Matt Striker beat Sandman, Sabu, Rob Van Dam, & Tommy Dreamer (8:24) in an "extreme rules" match when Burke pinned Sabu.

^ January 9, 2007--ECW on Sci Fi : Bobby Lashley vs Rob Van Dam ended in a No Contest when Test interfered..

[14] .Lashley next entered SmackDown!'s King of the Ring tournament.^ After WrestleMania, Lashley turned his attention towards the King of the Ring Tournament on SmackDown.
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^ Facing off against Booker in the King of the Ring finals, Lashley looked to be in control, closing in on the crown while launching himself into the WWE stratosphere.
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^ At 11:00, Umaga entered the ring and landed right hand blows on Lashley.
  • pWwew.net: WWE One Night Stand 2007 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.pwwew.net [Source type: Original source]

.He lasted until the finals, defeating Mark Henry and Finlay in the process.^ WWE Saturday Night's Main Event #33 (July 15, '06) = Lashley, Rey Mysterio, & Batista defeated Mark Henry, King Booker, & Finlay.

^ WWE King of the Ring '06 Tournament (April) = Lashley won, via countout, over Mark Henry, then defeated Finlay to reach the finals of the tournament.

^ Bobby Lashley defeated Mark Henry by Countout in the 1st Round of the King of the Ring..

[2] .In the final round, held at Judgment Day he was defeated by Booker T with help from Finlay.^ Batista (chosen by King Booker) defeated Bobby Lashley by DQ when Booker & Finlay interfered!

^ WWE King of the Ring '06 Tournament (April) = Lashley won, via countout, over Mark Henry, then defeated Finlay to reach the finals of the tournament.

^ Bobby Lashley defeated Fit Finlay in the 2nd Round of the King of the Ring Tournament..

.Later, as Booker was being crowned, Lashley performed a spear to Booker.^ Lashley speared the hell out of Booker.

^ Facing off against Booker in the King of the Ring finals, Lashley looked to be in control, closing in on the crown while launching himself into the WWE stratosphere.
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^ It was a match pitting Lashley's power against Booker T's craftiness and experience, with Sharmell also being a factor from the outside.

[15] .These acts developed into a feud with the newly named "King Booker" and the other members of his court (Queen Sharmell, Finlay, and William Regal).^ Bobby Lashley vs King Booker vs Finlay vs Batista - At No Mercy 2006, these four men battled it out for the World Heavyweight Championship.

^ Facing off against Booker in the King of the Ring finals, Lashley looked to be in control, closing in on the crown while launching himself into the WWE stratosphere.
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^ However, Batista took the opportunity to assert himself before No Mercy, delivering a string of spine-busters to King Booker, Regal, Lashley and after a low blow from Finlays Little Bastard Finlay.
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.During this feud, Lashley won his first professional wrestling championship by defeating JBL for the United States Championship, which he lost to Finlay a little less than two months later.^ Lashley was able to cash in on his first-ever championship opportunity to become the new United States Champion.
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^ First and foremost, Lashley can't wrestle.
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^ Lashley later joined the United States Army, where he continued to wrestle.
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[16][17] .Lashley later joined forces with Batista against the Court.^ Four months later Lashley was fighting again, this time against a surprisingly game Jason Guida.
  • Brock Lesnar vs. Bobby Lashley | MMA Opinion 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC mmaopinion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Later that night: Bobby Lashley was drafted to RAW and was forced by The Coach to vacate his ECW World title..

^ However, OVW officials later used this action against Lashley, as they fined him $5,000 and disqualified him from the tournament!

.Not long after losing the United States Title, Lashley was declared unable to compete according to a physician who stated that during an annual exam, Lashley was found to have elevated enzymes of the liver and therefore, would not be cleared to wrestle until further evaluation.^ Lashley later joined the United States Army, where he continued to wrestle.
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^ The 6 foot 3 inch, 250 pound Lashley, also a former collegiate wrestling star for Missouri Valley College and member of The United States Army, will face an opponent that has not yet been determined during the live, SHOWTIME® telecast of STRIKEFORCE: Miami, the historic, first-ever STRIKEFORCE event in the state of Florida.
  • Bobby Lashley To Debut At January 30 Strikeforce Show; Not Against Shane Del Rosario - SB Nation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.sbnation.com [Source type: General]

^ July 21, 2006: Bobby Lashley was pulled off the Great American Bash show due to tests detecting elevated enzyme levels in his liver..

[18] .Lashley returned a couple of weeks later to the SmackDown! roster to continue his feud with the Court and went on to earn his first match for the World Heavyweight Championship at No Mercy against King Booker.^ Bobby Lashley defeated William Regal to earn a match with King Booker NEXT WEEK! June 16, 2006 - SmackDown!

^ Again, the match is watchable but in no ways worth of being a "World Championship" match.
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^ Booker said Lashley was no king and Marshall was no queen.

.This match later became a four way bout that also included Batista and Booker's ally, Finlay.^ Le champion Heavyweight de S!D, King Booker, affrontait Fit Finlay dans un "Pick Your Poison Match".

^ Le 8 Octobre 2006, lors du PPV S!D No Mercy à Raleigh, Caroline du Nord, dans le « Main Event », le champion Heavyweight, King Booker affrontait Batista, Bobby Lashley et Fit Finlay dans un « Fatal Four Way Match ».

^ Batista (chosen by King Booker) defeated Bobby Lashley by DQ when Booker & Finlay interfered!

.King Booker won that match after pinning Finlay.^ Bobby Lashley vs King Booker vs Finlay vs Batista - At No Mercy 2006, these four men battled it out for the World Heavyweight Championship.

^ Le champion Heavyweight de S!D, King Booker, affrontait Fit Finlay dans un "Pick Your Poison Match".

^ La semaine suivante, Bobby Lashley affrontait King Booker dans un « Steel Cage United-States Title Match ».

[19]

ECW (2006–2007)

.On November 14, 2006, Lashley moved to the ECW brand.^ World Wrestling Entertainment - ECW World Heavyweight Champion : November 14, 2006--ECW on Sci Fi : Bobby Lashley (debut) defeated Hardore Holly w/Paul Heyman by Disqualification..

^ He then moved full time doing ECW commentary when WWE relaunched the brand.

^ December 25, 2006 - WWE Tribute to the Troops (Iraq) : Bobby Lashley (ECW Champion) defeated Hardcore Holly..

.He debuted on the brand by making a surprise appearance to sign a contract for the final spot in the Extreme Elimination Chamber match for the ECW World Championship at December to Dismember.^ December 3, 2006--ECW December To Dismember : Bobby Lashley won the 6-Man Extreme Elimination Chamber match..

^ NEW YORK (December 10, 2009)-Former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) heavyweight champion and undefeated mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter has signed a multi-year agreement with STRIKEFORCE and will make his debut for the world championship MMA promotion at BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida on Saturday, January 30.
  • Bobby Lashley To Debut At January 30 Strikeforce Show; Not Against Shane Del Rosario - SB Nation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.sbnation.com [Source type: General]
  • MiddleEasy.com - Because MMA is everything | Bobby Lashley signs with Strikeforce, making his debut Jan. 30th 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC middleeasy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Il y fait une entrée surprise et remarquée, il se débarrasse d'abord de Hardcore Holly pour ensuite signer un contrat lui garantissant la dernière place disponible pour le Extreme Elimination Chamber match pour le titre mondial de la ECW lors du PPV December to Dismember 2006 .
  • Bobby Lashley - Luttemedia - L'encyclopedie du catch et de la lutte professionnelle 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.luttemedia.com [Source type: General]

[20] .At December to Dismember, Lashley was the fifth person released into the match.^ Lashley continued to be a force for Bolin Services going into March '05, as he destroyed Robert Fury in a match, then continued to beat him down afterwards.

^ This move not only raised the eyebrows of those involved in the Chamber match at December to Dismember, but also put the entire ECW roster on notice.
  • MySpace - Bobby Lashley Fansite - 21 - Female - EDEN, North Carolina - myspace.com/bobbylashleyfansite_01 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ TNA Final Resolution '09 (December 20) = Lashley won a "Last Man Standing" Match over Scott Steiner.

.He eliminated both Test and The Big Show by pinfall after a spear to become the new ECW World Champion.^ Ariel Helwani: ECW world champion?
  • Viewer - Bobby Lashley vs. Bob Sapp FanHouse live blog 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.coveritlive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It shows what garbage the new ECW has become.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: WWE: Judgment Day 2007 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Sting beat World Champion Big Van Vader via disqualification and NWA World Champion Barry Windham beat Ricky Steamboat in the two top matches.

.This made Lashley the first African American to hold the ECW Title.^ January 23, 2007--ECW on Sci Fi : Bobby Lashley defeated Test to retain the ECW World title!

^ January 28, 2007 - Royal Rumble : Bobby Lashley defeated Test by Countout to retain the ECW World title..

^ Bobby Lashley no longer holds the ECW World Title, but he will always have the heart of a champion.
  • MySpace - Bobby Lashley Fansite - 21 - Female - EDEN, North Carolina - myspace.com/bobbylashleyfansite_01 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[21]
After winning the ECW World Championship, Lashley then had successful title defenses against Big Show, Rob Van Dam, Test, Hardcore Holly, Kenny Dykstra, and Mr. Kennedy.[2] .On the March 19, 2007, episode of Raw, Lashley officially became the first person to break Chris Masters' twenty-three month long Masterlock Challenge.^ Bobby Lashley became the first man in over two years to break Chris Masters' Masterlock (Full Nelson) Submission..

^ Bobby Lashley defeated Chris Masters .

^ Bobby Lashley vs Chris Masters - Bobby Lashley was the first person to break free of the Masterlock.

[22]
.In early 2007, Lashley was selected by Donald Trump to represent him in a "Battle of the Billionaires" match, against Vince McMahon's representative, Umaga which also featured Vince's long time adversary Stone Cold Steve Austin as the guest referee.^ WWE Wrestlemania 23 (April 1, '07) = Lashley, representing Donald Trump, won the "Battle of the Billionaires Hair vs. Hair" Match over Umaga (representing Vince McMahon).

^ Vince McMahon VS Bobby Lashley: I refuse to watch this match.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: WWE: One Night Stand 2007 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Try this on for size: Stone Cold Steve Austin can't wrestle.
  • Professor Wrestling: Lashley Can't Wrestle - Entertainment News Story - KIRO Seattle 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.kirotv.com [Source type: General]
  • Professor Wrestling: Lashley Can't Wrestle - Entertainment News Story - KCTV Kansas City 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.kctv5.com [Source type: General]
  • Professor Wrestling: Lashley Can't Wrestle - Entertainment News Story - KVVU Las Vegas 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.fox5vegas.com [Source type: General]
  • Professor Wrestling: Lashley Can't Wrestle - Entertainment News Story - KETV Omaha 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.ketv.com [Source type: General]
  • Professor Wrestling: Lashley Can't Wrestle - Entertainment News Story - WSB Atlanta 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.wsbtv.com [Source type: General]
  • Professor Wrestling: Lashley Can't Wrestle - Entertainment News Story - WMTW Portland 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.wmtw.com [Source type: General]

At WrestleMania 23 in a Hair vs. Hair match, Lashley defeated Umaga following a spear and helped Trump shave McMahon's head afterwards in accordance with the match's losing stipulation.[23] After WrestleMania, Lashley feuded with Mr. McMahon. .McMahon booked himself, his son Shane McMahon, and Umaga in a 3 on 1 handicap match against Lashley at Backlash for the ECW World Championship.^ WWE Backlash '07 (April 29) = Lashley lost the ECW World Heavyweight Title, losing a "Handicap" Match to Shane McMahon, Vince McMahon, & Umaga.

^ ECW Title Match 3 on 1 Handicap Match Mr. McMahon, Umaga, & Shane McMahon vs. Bobby Lashley Fast paced, and i mean REALLY fast paced.
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^ Lashley as ECW World champ.
  • TheMat.com - The Official Website of USA Wrestling 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC caricomstats.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

After two high impact diving splashes from Umaga, Mr. McMahon tagged himself into the match and pinned Lashley to win the title.[24] .Lashley legitimately injured his shoulder during the match and after an examination days later, it was revealed he had a damaged rotator cuff but would not need surgery at the time.^ A week later, Lashley got his toughest singles match to date, as he took on John Bradshaw Layfield.

^ Bobby Lashley undergoes shoulder surgery with Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham,..
  • TheMat.com - The Official Website of USA Wrestling 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC caricomstats.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ During a post-match brawl: Bobby Lashley tried to take on Kane & Big Show, but got a double chokeslam from hell!

[25] .At Judgment Day, Lashley defeated Vince, Shane, and Umaga in a 3 on 1 handicap rematch after hitting the Dominator on Shane McMahon.^ Backstage, Vince McMahon talked to Shane McMahon about his match with Lashley.
  • pWwew.net: WWE One Night Stand 2007 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.pwwew.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Vince then came out with Shane and Umaga.
  • pWwew.net: WWE One Night Stand 2007 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.pwwew.net [Source type: Original source]

^ WWE Judgment Day '07 (May 20) = Lashley won a "Handicap" Match over ECW World Champion Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon, & Umaga.

Lashley did not win the ECW World Championship, however, because he did not pin Mr. McMahon. As a result, Mr. McMahon retained the title.[26] .On June 3 at One Night Stand, Lashley defeated Vince McMahon in a street fight to win the ECW World Championship for a second reign despite interference by Shane McMahon and Umaga in the match, making Lashley the first man to win the ECW World Championship twice since WWE reactivated the title.^ Vince McMahon VS Bobby Lashley: I refuse to watch this match.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: WWE: One Night Stand 2007 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ He followed with a spear on Vince and made the cover to win the ECW Title.
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^ Lashley spears Shane to get the pin but Vince says he has to pin him to win the title.
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[27]

Raw and departure (2007–2008)

.On the June 11 edition of Raw, Lashley was drafted from the ECW brand to the Raw brand as part of the 2007 WWE Draft.^ June 11, 2007 - RAW (Draft Special) : Bobby Lashley (ECW Champion) defeated Chris Benoit (SmackDown!

^ Internet reports have speculated that his departure was linked to WWE's release of real-life girlfriend Kristal Marshall in September 2007 while Lashley recovered from shoulder surgery.
  • Marvez: Bobby Lashley pumped about MMA debut Saturday | ScrippsNews 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.scrippsnews.com [Source type: General]

^ World Wrestling Entertainment - RAW : June 18, 2007 - RAW : Randy Orton & King Booker w/Queen Sharmell defeated John Cena & Bobby Lashley in the main event..

.As a result of the drafting, Lashley had the ECW World Championship taken from him.^ Lashley as ECW World champ.
  • TheMat.com - The Official Website of USA Wrestling 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC caricomstats.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If Dana White and the UFC are smart sign Bobby Lashley and give him say 3 warm up fights then have him take on Brock in a fight for the UFC Undisputed World Heavyweight Championship or if Brock doesn't have the title still have the fight and the winner gets the title shot  .
  • Video-Bobby Lashley, Former WWE Wrestler, Is Trying To Become The New Brock Lesnar In MMA - YouTube | MMA | Brock Lesnar 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.faniq.com [Source type: General]

^ McMahon took the ECW World Championship away from him at Backlash in a 3-on-1 Handicap Match that also included his son Shane and the Samoan Bulldozer.
  • MySpace - Bobby Lashley Fansite - 21 - Female - EDEN, North Carolina - myspace.com/bobbylashleyfansite_01 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He took place in a challenge match against Mick Foley, Randy Orton, King Booker, and John Cena for the WWE Championship at Vengeance: Night of Champions which Cena won to retain the championship.^ Mick Foley, King Booker, and Randy Orton were the other participants.

^ I think Randy Orton will be in the WWE Championship match tonight.

^ WWE CHAMPIONSHIP 9/10 HBK v Randy Orton HBK new champion 3.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: WWE: Judgment Day 2007 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.Lashley became the number one contender for the WWE Championship by winning the "Beat the Clock" challenge on the July 2 edition of Raw.^ And he will win the WWE Championship soon.
  • Bobby Lashley on TV.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: General]

^ Winner and number one contender: Bobby Lashley    .
  • The Fight Network - TNA Impact Report for Nov 26 - Lashley Earns Shot 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thefightnetwork.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Prior to MMA, Lashley had a successful amateur background in wrestling, twice winning the NAIA college championship and then winning a pair of U.S. Armed Forces titles.
  • Bobby Lashley signs multi-year contract with Strikeforce MMA - MMA Mania 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.mmamania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He, however, was pinned by Cena at the Great American Bash.^ Great American Bash 2006 .
  • pWwew.net: WWE Great American Bash 2007 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.pwwew.net [Source type: General]

^ Great American Bash 2008 ↓ .
  • pWwew.net: WWE Great American Bash 2007 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.pwwew.net [Source type: General]

^ July 21, 2006: Bobby Lashley was pulled off the Great American Bash show due to tests detecting elevated enzyme levels in his liver..

On July 30, Bobby Lashley wrestled his last match in WWE against Mr. Kennedy. During the match Lashley was "injured" by Mr. Kennedy after Kennedy kicked Lashley's shoulder into the ring steps, allowing Lashley to have time off for surgery for the legitimate injury he suffered at Backlash.[28][29][30]
.In January 2008 on the forum of his official website, Lashley announced that he had left WWE. He clarified his comments by claiming that he did not want to leave WWE, but had to due to circumstances beyond his control.^ Circumstances which are out of my control left me no decision but to leave the WWE .
  • Bobby Lashley says he will not return to the WWE » Greensboro Sports 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.greensborosports.com [Source type: General]

^ Lashley vaguely claimed "circumstances which are out of my control left me no decision but to leave the WWE." It looked as though Lashley would follow in Brock Lesnar 's footsteps when he announced he was training full-time to enter the mixed martial arts arena.
  • SLAM! Sports - Wrestling - Bobby Lashley 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC slam.canoe.ca [Source type: General]

^ Lashley, a two-time NAIA national wrestling champion who wrestled with the WWE from 2005 to 2008, made his MMA debut in December.
  • Bobby Lashley vs. Ken Shamrock signed for "March Badness" event | MMAjunkie.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC mmajunkie.com [Source type: General]

He also stated that he was now training for a career in MMA.[31] WWE announced that Lashley was released from his WWE contract on February 4, 2008.[32]

Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (2008)

.After leaving WWE, Lashley returned to wrestling by appearing at Asistencia Asesoría y Administración's flagship event TripleMania XVI.^ Lashley, a two-time NAIA national wrestling champion who wrestled with the WWE from 2005 to 2008, made his MMA debut in December.
  • Bobby Lashley vs. Ken Shamrock signed for "March Badness" event | MMAjunkie.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC mmajunkie.com [Source type: General]

^ AAA TripleMania XVI (June 13, '08) = Lashley, Kenzo Suzuki, & Electroshock defeated Chessman, La Parka II, & Silver King.

^ The Beginning Franklin Roberto Lashley, otherwise known as Bobby Lashley, had an impact on the sport of wrestling long before he ever entered a WWE ring.

He, along with Kenzo Suzuki and Electroshock, defeated Chessman, Silver King, and La Parka, Jr.[33]

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2009–2010)

Lashley made an appearance at Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's Lockdown pay-per-view event on April 19, 2009 and he also later appeared on that week's episode of TNA Impact!, both times pointing and smiling at The Main Event Mafia, thus appearing as a heel. .On July 15, TNA announced that he had signed an official contract with the company.^ It’s official: Bobby Lashley signs with TNA .
  • Ring Posts: It’s official: Bobby Lashley signs with TNA - Ring Posts is a Baltimore Sun blog about wrestling - baltimoresun.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ Bobby Lashley announced on ESPN radio Wednesday that he has signed a TNA contract and will appear at the Victory Road pay-per-view on Sunday.
  • Ring Posts: It’s official: Bobby Lashley signs with TNA - Ring Posts is a Baltimore Sun blog about wrestling - baltimoresun.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ July 19, 2009 - TNA Victory Road : Mike Tenay announced that TNA had officially signed Bobby Lashley..

[34] .On July 23, Kurt Angle introduced Lashley as the newest member of the Main Event Mafia.^ The Main Event Mafia are already in the ring and Kurt has the mic.
  • October 15, 2009, TNA Impact Results 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC wrestlingtruth.com [Source type: General]

^ In his first appearance with the league on July 30, he helped tag team partner Mick Foley defeat superstars Kurt Angle and Kevin Nash.
  • Bobby Lashley Signs With Strikeforce : Five Ounces of Pain 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC fiveouncesofpain.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Total Nonstop Action - Bobby Lashley vs. The Main Event Mafia : July 23, 2009 - TNA iMPACT : Kurt Angle vs. Mick Foley ended in a No Contest with the keys to the TNA offices on a pole..

.Lashley entered the ring and hugged Angle while the rest of the Mafia held a beaten and battered Mick Foley upright.^ In his first appearance with the league on July 30, he helped tag team partner Mick Foley defeat superstars Kurt Angle and Kevin Nash.
  • Bobby Lashley Signs With Strikeforce : Five Ounces of Pain 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC fiveouncesofpain.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ At 11:00, Umaga entered the ring and landed right hand blows on Lashley.
  • pWwew.net: WWE One Night Stand 2007 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.pwwew.net [Source type: Original source]

^ He then comes out and says he has a offer than Kurt can’t refuse..Mick Foley comes out and first thanks Bobby Lashley for saving him last week.
  • bobby lashley - Blogs - Wrestling Superfans 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC tv.msn.com [Source type: General]

.Angle then told Lashley to finish off Foley but as Lashley prepared to spear Foley, he turned on Angle and cleared the Mafia from the ring, thus making him a face.^ He then comes out and says he has a offer than Kurt can’t refuse..Mick Foley comes out and first thanks Bobby Lashley for saving him last week.
  • bobby lashley - Blogs - Wrestling Superfans 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC tv.msn.com [Source type: General]

^ Lashley's apparently extensive steroid use will make him susceptible to injury.
  • Viewer - Bobby Lashley vs. Bob Sapp FanHouse live blog 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.coveritlive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Angle makes his way back into the ring.
  • October 15, 2009, TNA Impact Results 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC wrestlingtruth.com [Source type: General]

.On the July 30 edition of Impact!, Lashley made his in-ring debut for TNA in a tag team match as he and Mick Foley wrestled against World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle and Legends Champion Kevin Nash, where if Angle or Nash was pinned, whoever defeated them would win their respective title.^ In his first appearance with the league on July 30, he helped tag team partner Mick Foley defeat superstars Kurt Angle and Kevin Nash.
  • Bobby Lashley Signs With Strikeforce : Five Ounces of Pain 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC fiveouncesofpain.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The lights went out and Sting appeared to distract the Mafia, allowing Mick Foley to pin Kevin Nash for the Legend's title!

^ We are back with a look at the TNA Title match.
  • October 15, 2009, TNA Impact Results 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC wrestlingtruth.com [Source type: General]

.It started out as a handicap match thanks to the Main Event Mafia attacking Lashley before the match, but eventually Lashley entered the match and helped Mick Foley pin Nash to win the match for his team and become the Legends Champion.^ The lights went out and Sting appeared to distract the Mafia, allowing Mick Foley to pin Kevin Nash for the Legend's title!

^ Lashley with the winning pin.
  • World Wrestling Insanity: 5/21 WWE RAW: Mallory's Ongoing Coverage of the Bobby Lashley Show 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.worldwrestlinginsanity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ With Doane's help, Lashley & Mondo got the win, with Mondo pinning Burke.

[35] .On the August 27 edition of Impact!, Jeremy Borash interviewed him and TNA President Dixie Carter in which she said their goal was to make him a World Champion in both MMA and TNA. At No Surrender, he defeated Rhino with a knockout punch.^ August 27, 2009 - TNA iMPACT : Jeremy Borash interviewed Bobby Lashley & Dixie Carter about Lashley also doing MMA. September 10, 2009 - TNA iMPACT : They showed hidden video footage of Rhino attacking Bobby Lashley at a local gym..

^ December 10, 2009 - TNA iMPACT : Scott Steiner & Awesome Kong defeated Bobby & Kristal Lashley in a mixed tag team match..

^ Dixie Carter was telling fans at Saturday's fanfest that TNA's October PPV Bound for Glory will take place in Chicago.

[36]
.After No Surrender, Lashley began a feud with Samoa Joe.^ The following matches have been announced for the TNA No Surrender PPV: * Bobby Lashley vs. .
  • Bobby Lashley News - Topix 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]

^ LATER: Samoa Joe got into a brawl with Bobby Lashley and jumped off a scaffold, crashing through a table with Lashley on it!

^ September 17, 2009 - TNA iMPACT : At a gym in Colorado, Bobby Lashley claimed he would knock Rhino out at No Surrender..

.After teaming with Team 3D in a winning effort against Rhino and The British Invasion (Doug Williams and Brutus Magnus) on the October 1 edition of Impact!, Joe assaulted Lashley and choked him out with a rear naked choke.^ Finish was Homicide tapping out to the rear naked choke.
  • bobby lashley - Blogs - Wrestling Superfans 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC tv.msn.com [Source type: General]

^ Team 3D comes out for commentary.
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^ Joe attacks Lashley and chokes him out.
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[37] .The following week, Lashley cost Joe the X Division Championship in a match against Amazing Red.^ Bobby Lashley defeated William Regal to earn a match with King Booker NEXT WEEK! June 16, 2006 - SmackDown!

^ A fight it certainly was, as Lashley and Finlay brawled in and out of the ring just two days before the U.S. Championship Triple Threat Match at The Great American Bash.
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^ It was a match pitting Lashley's power against Booker T's craftiness and experience, with Sharmell also being a factor from the outside.

[38] .At Bound for Glory, Lashley defeated Joe in a submission match.^ TNA Bound For Glory '09 (October 18) = Lashley won a "Submission" Match over Samoa Joe.

^ October 18 , 2009 - TNA Bound For Glory : Bobby Lashley defeated Samoa Joe with the Anaconda Vice in a Submissions Only match..

^ Angle says that he wants to have his best match at Bound for Glory.
  • October 15, 2009, TNA Impact Results 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC wrestlingtruth.com [Source type: General]

[39] .The following month at Turning Point Lashley's winning streak came to an end, when Scott Steiner pinned him in a Falls Count Anywhere match following a shot with a steel pipe.^ Lashley with the winning pin.
  • World Wrestling Insanity: 5/21 WWE RAW: Mallory's Ongoing Coverage of the Bobby Lashley Show 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.worldwrestlinginsanity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ TNA Turning Point '09 (November 15) = Lashley lost a "Falls Count Anywhere" Match to Samoa Joe.

^ As those watching the TNA Final Resolution pay-per-view can confirm, it was almost impossible to miss the fact that Scott Steiner appeared to be suffering from a knee injury during a good portion of his match with Bobby Lashley.
  • Bobby Lashley News - Topix 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]

[40] .On November 26, Lashley defeated Abyss, Desmond Wolfe, and Robert Roode to win the TNA Championship Series tournament and earn himself a future World Heavyweight Title shot.^ TNA Championship Series Tournament (November 17, '09) = Lashley defeated Abyss, won, via DQ, over Desmond Wolfe, then pinned Robert Roode to win the tournament.

^ World Heavyweight Championship Edge (champion) v.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: WWE: Judgment Day 2007 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ He has earned a World Title shot in the future and needs to continue to be booked to deserve it.
  • Final Resolution: Last Man Standing - Bobby Lashley v. Scott Steiner - WrestleZone Forums 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC forums.wrestlezone.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[41] .At Final Resolution, Lashley avenged his prior loss and defeated Steiner in a Last Man Standing match with a pipeshot.^ TNA Final Resolution '09 (December 20) = Lashley won a "Last Man Standing" Match over Scott Steiner.

^ December 20, 2009 - TNA Final Resolution : Bobby Lashley beat Scott Steiner in a Last Man Standing match with Kristal's help..

^ Now that this match has been made a Last Man Standing match.
  • Final Resolution: Last Man Standing - Bobby Lashley v. Scott Steiner - WrestleZone Forums 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC forums.wrestlezone.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[42] .On the January 4, 2010, Monday night edition of Impact!, Lashley and Kristal turned heel after requesting their immediate releases from TNA in order for Lashley to fully concentrate on his MMA career.^ Bobby Lashley (4-0) is a former WWE wrestler and is currently under contract with TNA. Lashley is undefeated in his young MMA career and recently defeated Bob Sapp of Japanese fame at Ultimate Chaos.
  • Bobby Lashley to fight Yohan Banks - Watch Kalib Run 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.watchkalibrun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Lashley is expected to step in a TNA ring following his next projected MMA bout in October.
  • Marvez: Growing similarities between pro wrestling, MMA | ScrippsNews 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.scrippsnews.com [Source type: General]

^ December 20, 2009 - TNA Final Resolution : Bobby Lashley beat Scott Steiner in a Last Man Standing match with Kristal's help..

[43] Lashley went on to attack random wrestlers until he was granted what he wanted.[44] .On the January 21 edition of Impact! Lashley suddenly apologized to new executive producer Eric Bischoff for his actions, saying he just wanted to compete,[45] but was nevertheless fired by him the following week.^ More » 42 Comments Share Despite MMA Success, Bobby Lashley Still Wants to Be a Pro Wrestler By Ariel Helwani 7/21/2009 7:01 AM ET Bobby Lashley officially announced that he signed with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling last week.
  • Bobby Lashley Posts -- FanHouse 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.fanhouse.com [Source type: General]

^ He then comes out and says he has a offer than Kurt can’t refuse..Mick Foley comes out and first thanks Bobby Lashley for saving him last week.
  • bobby lashley - Blogs - Wrestling Superfans 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC tv.msn.com [Source type: General]

^ I still hope that Lashley wins, and still legitimately want Steiner to lose because of his heel actions alone.
  • Final Resolution: Last Man Standing - Bobby Lashley v. Scott Steiner - WrestleZone Forums 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC forums.wrestlezone.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[46] .On February 10, 2010, Lashley's profile was removed from the official TNA website.^ July 19, 2009 - TNA Victory Road : Mike Tenay announced that TNA had officially signed Bobby Lashley..

^ February 4, 2008: Bobby Lashley was officially released from his World Wrestling Entertainment contract..

^ Lashley has officially signed a multi-year deal with Strikeforce and is expected to make his debut for the promotion on January 30, 2010.
  • Bobby Lashley Signs With Strikeforce - WrestleZone Forums 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC forums.wrestlezone.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[47] .In an interview with Heavy Sports Lashley claimed that the release was legitimate and had been done in order for him to fully focus on his MMA career.^ August 13, 2009 - TNA iMPACT : Bobby Lashley did an interview about doing both professional wrestling and MMA..

^ If you listen to the interview on TNA's site, Lashley explains that he only has to work four days a month for TNA and intends to spend the rest of the time training for mma.
  • Ring Posts: It’s official: Bobby Lashley signs with TNA - Ring Posts is a Baltimore Sun blog about wrestling - baltimoresun.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ I care much for this fight, but Lashley has potential to be a force if he's taking his all around MMA training seriously.
  • Ken Shamrock will fight Bobby Lashley | Brawl Sports | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC blogs.chron.com [Source type: General]

[48]

Mixed martial arts

Early MMA Career

.Lashley made his mixed martial arts (MMA) debut at the Mixed Fighting Alliance (MFA) inaugural event "There Will Be Blood" on December 13, 2008 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.^ American Airlines Arena ⋅ Miami, FL, US ⋅ Dec, 11 2008 .
  • Joshua Franklin Vs. Bobby Lashley | There Will Be Blood- MFA on Purefight 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.purefight.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bobby Lashley / MMA : 2008: Bobby Lashley announced that he was training for a career in mixed martial arts..

^ Franklin was also making his MMA debut in this fight.
  • 411mania.com: Wrestling - Bobby Lashley Wins MMA Debut 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.411mania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He won via TKO (cut) over Joshua Franklin in 105 seconds of the first round.^ TKO over Joshua Franklin after Franklin sustained a cut and could not continue.
  • Bobby Lashley Signs With Strikeforce : Five Ounces of Pain 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC fiveouncesofpain.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In his first fight he took on Joshua Franklin.
  • Brock Lesnar vs. Bobby Lashley | MMA Opinion 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC mmaopinion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ All but one of Lashley's career wins (a decision win over Jason Guida) have come via first-round stoppage.
  • Strikeforce signs Ex-WWE star and undefeated MMA prospect Bobby Lashley - UFC - Yahoo! Sports 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC sports.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Lashley's next fight was on March 21, 2009. He was supposed to fight Ken Shamrock, but his opponent was changed to veteran Jason Guida after Shamrock tested positive for steroids.^ Umaga will be Lashley's next opponent.
  • World Wrestling Insanity: 5/21 WWE RAW: Mallory's Ongoing Coverage of the Bobby Lashley Show 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.worldwrestlinginsanity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ March 21, 2009: Bobby Lashley defeated Jason Guida via decision in Pensacola, Florida...

^ He won both his fights, beating Joshua Franklin by TKO early in the first round in December 2008, and in March 2009, he defeated Jason Guida by unanimous decision.
  • SLAM! Sports - Wrestling - Bobby Lashley 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC slam.canoe.ca [Source type: General]

.Lashley won the fight after a unanimous decision.^ An amateur wrestling champion at Missouri Valley College, Lashley has won all four of his professional MMA fights.
  • Marvez: Growing similarities between pro wrestling, MMA | ScrippsNews 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.scrippsnews.com [Source type: General]

^ He then defeated Jason Guida, brother of UFC fighter Clay Guida, by unanimous decision, followed by back-to-back submissions in the first round of his next two fights.

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Franklin Lashley
File:Bobby
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Ring name(s) Blaster Lashley
Bobby Lashley
Billed height6ft 3in[1]
Billed weight273lbs[1]
BornJuly 16, 1978 (1978-07-16) (age 32)[2]
Junction City, Kansas[2]
Billed fromColorado Springs, Colorado[1]
Trained byOhio Valley Wrestling
Debut2003

Franklin Roberto Lashley (born July 16 1978)[2] is an American professional wrestler. He is better known as Bobby Lashley. He worked for World Wrestling Entertainment. Lashley stopped working for the WWE on February 4, 2008[3]. He had not wrestled for several months before that due to injury. He currently works for TNA. He is a undefeated MMA fighter

Wrestling career

Lashley went to Missouri Valley College. While he was there, he won three national amateur wrestling championships between 1996 and 1998. During 1997 and 1998 he was the NAIA National Wrestling Champion. He wrestled at the weight of 177 pounds (80 kilograms).[4] Lashley later joined the United States Army, where he continued to wrestle.[2][5]

In November 2003, Lashley started professional wrestling. He began working for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). WWE sent him to Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), where he started his training under Lance Storm. During 2005, Lashley appeared at four live events for both the RAW and SmackDown! brands. [2] On September 23 2005, Lashley made his televised WWE debut on SmackDown!

On November 14, Lashley moved to the ECW brand. Lashley signed a contract for the final spot in a six-man match for the ECW World Championship at December to Dismember. Lashley won the match and became the new ECW World Champion. This made Lashley the first African American to hold the ECW title[6]. Lashley lost the title to Vince McMahon in May of 2007. On June 3, 2007, he defeated McMahon to get the title back.

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