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Who is Bobby Lashley? : Early Life, Career, Net Worth, Education, and Championship!
Bobby Lashley (born Franklin Roberto Lashley) is a professional wrestler from the United States. Lashley, a former army veteran, is a seven-time World Champion.
He has won the IMPACT World Championship four times, the ECW World Heavyweight Championship twice, and the WWE Championship once.
He holds the ECW World Heavyweight Championship for the first time and is the first African-American World Champion in IMPACT Wrestling history. He has also held the Intercontinental Championship and the United States Championship twice in WWE, as well as the X-Division championship and the final King of the Mountain title in IMPACT Wrestling. Lashley has had a fantastic career in MMA and is undefeated in Bellator. He has also appeared in four films and two television series.
Bobby Lashley Early Life and Education
Bobby was born and brought up in Junction City, Kansas, the United States, on July 16, 1976.
About his parents, his father was in the army and had to travel a lot, and he was raised by his mother, Clara Lashley, along with his three sisters.
However, he had to deal with his parent’s divorce when he was young, and coming to terms with the knowledge that his parents would not be together was difficult for him.
Lashley was a mischievous child, and his sisters would frequently take him to the woods and tie him to a tree for hours. Then, in seventh grade, he was exposed to wrestling, which was the off-season alternative to football.
However, wrestling later became his passion, and he was able to escape his family’s drama. Lashley saw his mother struggle to raise four children, so he began working at a young age.
Similarly, he attended Fort Riley Middle School for his main education. Following that, he earned a degree in human-service agency management and recreation administration from Missouri Valley College.
Few of you may be aware that Lashley first followed in his father’s footsteps and entered the army. He did, however, continue to wrestle and fight in the army’s world-class athletic programs.
He had also received numerous medals while serving in the army. He was even qualified to wrestle for Team USA in the 2004 Olympics. He couldn’t play that season, though, since some thugs shot him in the knee with a gun.
Bobby Lashley Career
Bobby Lashley began his wrestling career in 2005 when he competed in dark matches on Raw and Smackdown. He made his live television debut on the Blue brand, defeating Shawn Dean in his first encounter.
Lashley even had a key role in WWE CEO and Chairman Vince McMahon’s famous head-shaving incident. He even wrestled for ECW, TNA/IMPACT Wrestling, and WWE before returning in 2018.
Bobby Lashley also has a remarkable 15-2-0 MMA record. He has fought for Shark Fights, Strikeforce, Titan Fighting Championships, India’s Super Fight League, and Bellator MMA.
What is Bobby Lashley Net Worth in 2022?
Bobby Lashley’s net worth is estimated to be approximately $4 million by Celebrity Net Worth. Lashley has been active in a variety of industries other than wrestling. In 2007, he opened a health smoothie shop. He also operates an MMA gym called American Top Team Altitude in Aurora, CO, as well as a nutrition store.
Lashley partnered with Judith Sussman and established Lashley Management, an MMA Management firm that represents current and upcoming fighters. In addition, he has multiple rental properties, some investments in CBD companies, and a bunch of stocks. Despite wrestling for WWE, Lashley is still under contract with Bellator MMA.
Bobby Lashley Personal Life
Bobby Lashley had dated former WWE and TNA Superstar Kristal Marshall, with who whom he had two children – a son named Myles and a daughter named Naomi. He also has a daughter named Kyra, who was born in 2005. Lashley is currently in a relationship with Courtney Coleman.
ECW World Champion
On November 14, 2006, Lashley made his ECW debut as a surprise appearance for the final place in the Extreme Elimination Chamber match for the ECW World Championship. He defeated Test and The Big Show to become the first African American in ECW history to win the ECW World Championship.
Bobby Lashley was also the first to unlock Chris Masters’ Master lock (Swinging full nelson). Donald Trump once chose him to compete in a “Battle of the Billionaires” against Umaga, Vince McMahon’s representative. He overcame Umaga with a spear and saved Trump from having his hair shaved.
At One Night Stand, Lashley engaged in a feud with Vince McMahon for the ECW World Championship. In addition, he fought Vince McMahon in a street brawl to win his second ECW World Championship.
— Bobby Lashley (@fightbobby) March 2, 2021
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