Bobby Lashley won the WWE Championship on Monday Night RAW by defeating The Miz, marking his first major world title victory since his tenure with Impact Wrestling. Lashley is now the 3rd man in WWE history as an African-American WWE Superstar to capture the title (joining The Rock and Kofi Kingston). Lashley made his debut with WWE in 2005 and had left the company in 2007, then after a stint with Strikeforce MMA and TNA/Impact Wrestling, he made his way back to WWE in 2018.
Lashley is also the fourth man to become the WWE Champion after becoming the United States Champion (first), then the Intercontinental Champion (second). The first Superstar to ever do this was “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, followed by Dean Ambrose (Jon Moxley) and Kofi Kingston. Not counting his reign as ECW World Champion in 2006, this title run does give Lashley the infamous WWE Triple Crown status.
According to Fightful, Lashley has won one world championship in three decades. He became ECW World Champion in 2006, then TNA/Impact World Champion in 2014 and now WWE Champion in 2021. Interesting enough, Lashley and Rob Van Dam are the only two wrestlers to have held the ECW, WWE and TNA/Impact World Titles, respectively.
.@fightbobby is in a rare club of Superstars to win championships in THIS order:
1st – Become a United States Champion
2nd – Become an Intercontinental Champion
3rd – Become the @WWE Champion
— WWE Stats & Info (@WWEStats) March 2, 2021