- Born: 07/16/1976 in Junction City, Kansas
- Birthname: Franklin Roberto Lashley
- Height & Weight: 6'3", 273 Ib
- WWE Championship (2 times)
- TNA/Impact World Heavyweight Championship (4 times)
- TNA King Of The Mountain Championship
- TNA X-Division Championship
- ECW World Championship (2 times)
- WWE Intercontinental Championship (2 times)
- WWE United States Championship (3 times)
He is an eight-time world champion, having been a two-time WWE Champion, two-time ECW World Champion, and four-time Impact World Heavyweight Champion. Lashley is also known for his mixed martial arts (MMA) career in Bellator MMA and Strikeforce.
Lashley debuted in WWE in 2005, appearing on the SmackDown brand where he became a one-time United States Champion. After being drafted to the ECW brand the following year, Lashley became a two-time ECW World Champion, the first African-American to hold the championship. During this time, he had a high-profile rivalry with company chairman Vince McMahon, which included representing Donald Trump in the “Battle of the Billionaires” at WrestleMania 23, before leaving the company in 2008.
He subsequently pursued a career in MMA and had his first professional fight in December 2008. After amassing a career record of 10–2, he signed with Bellator MMA in 2014 where he won all five of his career bouts from 2014 to 2016.
In 2009, Lashley began appearing in professional wrestling promotion TNA (later renamed to Impact), where he became a four-time TNA/Impact World Heavyweight Champion and the first African-American to hold that championship. He was also a one-time X Division Champion and the final King of the Mountain Champion. After returning to WWE in 2018, he was assigned to the Raw brand, becoming a two-time Intercontinental Champion and winning a second and third United States Championship. He ultimately won the WWE Championship twice, becoming the third African-American to hold the WWE Championship (after The Rock and Kofi Kingston).
He has headlined multiple pay-per-view (PPV) events for WWE and TNA/Impact, including the 2016 edition of the latter’s flagship event, Bound for Glory. He is also one of the two wrestlers to have won the WWE, ECW, and TNA/Impact world championships, the other being Rob Van Dam. Lashley is the only wrestler to have multiple reigns with the aforementioned championships
Amateur Wrestling/MMA Achievements
NYAC Christmas Tournament Senior Freestyle Silver Medalist (2001)
CISM Armed Forces Championships Senior Freestyle Gold Medalist (2003)
CISM Military World Championships Senior Freestyle Silver Medalist (2002)
CISM Armed Forces Championships Senior Freestyle Silver Medalist (2002)
Third in the USA World Team Trials Senior Freestyle (2003)
NAIA Collegiate National Championship (1996, 1997, 1998)
NAIA All-American (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998)
KWCA Collegiate Wrestler of the Year (1998)
NHSCA Senior All-American (1994)
KSHSAA 6A High School State Championship (1994)
KSHSAA 6A High School State Championship Runner-up (1993)
KSHSAA 6A All-State (1993, 1994)
Shark Fights Heavyweight Championship
XFN Heavyweight Championship