Last night on RAW, Bobby Lashley lost to Seth Rollins in a #1 contender’s match for the United States Championship. After the match, Lashley accidentally struck an official. A similar incident involving Lashley also occurred last week on RAW. This prompted WWE official Adam Pearce to fire Lashley with immediate effect.
However, this afternoon, Pearce issued a statement announcing that Lashley’s firing has been reversed and that he and Lashley will meet soon to discuss how to proceed. “Despite what I said last night, Bobby Lashley is not fired,” Pearce said.
— Adam Pearce (@ScrapDaddyAP) December 13, 2022
“Good afternoon. I’d like to address what happened last night to end Monday Night RAW between myself and Bobby Lashley,” Adam Pearce began. “First and foremost, despite what I said last night, Bobby Lashley is not fired. That said, Bobby has repeatedly crossed the line last night, physically accosting two referees and putting his hands on me. Not to mention spearing WWE Official Pete Williams last week. All of that behavior is unacceptable. All of it will be addressed, and it will have repercussions.”
Pearce noted that Lashley’s behavior is unacceptable and will result in consequences. Pearce also issued an apology for allowing his emotions to get the best of him in the heat of the moment.
“But despite that, I feel like I need to apologize to the WWE Universe for the way I conducted myself in the heat of the moment,” Adam Pearce continued. “I allowed emotion to get better me. And frankly, I said some things I shouldn’t have. And I want you to know that I regret that. Bobby and I are going to be later this week man to man we’re going to discuss the ramifications of what he’s done. And more importantly, how we can move forward and do business together with respect like we always have up to now. Again, I formally rescind Bobby Lashley’s termination, and I sincerely apologize for my part in escalating an already volatile situation.”