|Ring name(s)||Blaster Lashley
|Billed height||6ft 3.9in|
|Born||July 16, 1976 
Junction City, Kansas
|Billed from||Colorado Springs, Colorado|
|Trained by||Ohio Valley Wrestling|
Franklin Roberto Lashley (born July 16, 1976) 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. He had not wrestled for several months before that due to injury. He currently works for TNA. He is an undefeated MMA fighter
Wrestling career[change | change source]
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). Lashley later joined the United States Army, where he continued to wrestle.
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. 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. Lashley lost the title to Vince McMahon in May of 2007. On June 3, 2007, he defeated McMahon to get the title back.
References[change | change source]
- "Bobby Lashley profile". WWE.com. http://www.wwe.com/shows/ecw/superstars/lashley/profile/. Retrieved 2007-04-06.
- "Bobby Lashley profile". Bobby Lashley Online. http://www.bobbylashleyonline.com/bio.html. Retrieved 2007-04-06.
- "WWE.com: Lashley released". http://www.wwe.com/inside/news/lashleyreleased.
- "All-American Men's Wrestling Records". Missouri Valley College. http://www.moval.edu/athletics/wrestlingm/Misc/allamerican.asp. Retrieved 2007-04-06.
- "Meet the N.A.I.A.'s-Bobby Lashley". N.A.I.A.. http://naia.cstv.com/genrel/010506aav.html. Retrieved 2007-04-06.
- "December to Dismember - Extreme Elimination Chamber result". WWE.com. http://www.wwe.com/shows/ecw/shows1/decembertodismember/matches/32934421/results/. Retrieved 2007-04-06.
- "Lashley Defeats Eric Young to Win First TNA World Heavyweight Championship". TNA Wrestling. http://m.impactwrestling.com/news/item/5887-Lashley-Defeats-Eric-Young-to-Win-First-TNA-World-Heavyweight-Championship. Retrieved 2014-06-19.