During a recent appearance on the “SHAK Wrestling” podcast, WWE Superstar Bobby Lashley commented on his TNA World Championship match with Kurt Angle back in 2015, which is a bout the latter has openly admitted made him decide against retirement at the time.
Additionally, the Almighty One commented on his son possibly getting into wrestling, and more.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On his son possibly getting into wrestling: “I told him, because we’ve had a lot of talks about it, he and I. And I told him, I said, ‘You can do whatever you want to do.’ He’s an extremely athletic kid and I think that he has a lot of possibilities to do a lot of things. So I told him, ‘You know what, just keep working and and there’s going to be some doors that open up. So whether he chooses to come to professional wrestling, I will open up every door that I can for him. But if he doesn’t want to do professional wrestling, if he wants to fight, you know, I’ll make that available for him. It’s my goal in life to present and give my kids every opportunity they can to be successful. So if that’s what he wants to do, then I’m going to open up the doors for him.”
On Angle saying their 2015 TNA World Title match moved him away from considering retirement: “Damn, that is awesome and a huge compliment. Kurt was the one that kind of opened the doors and got me into professional wrestling from the beginning. So I’ve always had a huge amount of respect and admiration for Kurt. So the fact that he said that, it just — it really is a huge deal for me. But at the same time, you know what? It’s Kurt Angle, man. I believe he’s one of the best in this business, and and the fact that I was able to give him that birth of that mindset, to able to train and want to keep going? That is a huge compliment, a huge blessing, and a huge amount of respect to me.”