Bobby Lashley Talks Slammiversary XV, Coming Over From WWE To Impact, Praises Bobby Roode – More


The current Impact Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion, Bobby Lashley, recently sat down with ESPN to promote the upcoming Slammiversary XV PPV on Sunday. Lashley went over his match at the event against Alberto El Patron, the change of authority in Impact & so much more.

Here are the highlights:


Impact Bringing In Free Agents:

“I think it puts a bigger spotlight on TNA just because of that. The big company always tries to water down the little company and keep eyes away from them. But they’ve shown that the little guys are very, very good. I think it’s going to bring a lot more eyes to TNA.”

Coming From WWE & Transitioning To Impact:

“When I came over from the WWE, I didn’t know what to think. Wrestling is wrestling. WWE is the flagship program, of course but, there’s just so much incredible talent. When I came over and worked with Bobby Roode, we did two matches together, I thought he was amazing. Amazing. The guy is really good. Bobby Roode is born to be their star and I’m glad they found something with him. That ‘Glorious’ thing is pretty nice.”

Working With Alberto El Patron:

“My style of wrestling, I try to do the same thing when I fight as when I wrestle. So when I get somebody who has a tougher style, I’m kind of excited. I like [Alberto] because he’s a fighter. I’m the type of person where at the end of the game, if there’s 10 seconds left and you need to get somebody the ball and you’re behind by one, give me the ball, get me the ball every single time. They could base the whole Slammiversary on me and my match, I’m ready to perform.”

If Lashley Will Return To MMA:

“It has to make sense for me right now. If the money and the matchup makes sense, I’m in. If it’s just a fight, I might not jump so much for just a fight. Roy Nelson just came in [to Bellator], Cheick Kongo has been on a winning streak. If there was something that was offered to me that made sense, I would definitely be interested. [Just like] Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, whatever would make the most money. I think for longevity’s sake, to get the most bang for our buck, I’d do a pro wrestling match first and then fight after.”

The New Ownership In Impact:

“Now with the new ownership in; one thing everybody’s happy about is that they’re getting paid on time. Change is good and change is bad at the same time. I think a lot of people are happy with it, but some of the bad things that happened saw some of our top guys leaving, like Bennett, Drew and the Hardy Boyz.”

How He Has Been Treated By Impact Wrestling:

“For me, my contract’s good and it gives me the opportunity to do what I love and outside of that, you won’t hear nothing [negative] from me. It spoke volumes for the people we have over here. Even though there were pay issues and this and that, there was all kinds of little boo-boos here and there, but the one thing everybody did was get ready to wrestle. Nobody held back. So I think that was the biggest thing for me. It shows what the people I was working with were all about, they were about the show, and the fans.”


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