Bobby Lashley used to have Lio Rush following him as his hypeman. Rush was taken off the road after rumors of backstage heat emerged. Then he came back to WWE television and had a run as WWE NXT Cruiserweight Champion.
While speaking with Sports Illustrated, Bobby Lashley gave his side of the story about why he thinks WWE split him and Lio Rush up. He said that they were working out too well and weren’t getting the heel heat because they’re not bad guys.
On the other hand, working with someone like Lana brings him instant heel heat.
“I thought Lio was amazing. Part of the reason why me and Lio were taken apart was because it was working out too well. We weren’t bad guys. People liked what we were doing, and we started having a lot of fun with it. I don’t know why it was pulled, it was pulled for whatever reason. Lana, on the other hand, Lana is a heat-seeker. People hate her and they love to hate her, and she loves every bit of it, and I love it too. Me and Lana talk all the time about this. People are afraid to be hated right now. Not us. We don’t give a damn what people think, and that’s good for everyone else because, whoever we get in the ring with, people want to see them beat my butt and shut her mouth. But the bad thing about it is that nobody on the roster can.”
Bobby Lashley and Lana are currently enjoying a spotlight. We’ll just have to see what’s next for The All Mighty. WWE could use Bobby Lashley’s current position to springboard him to a new level if they capitalize on the opportunity.
We might even see a reunion between Lio Rush and Lashley down the road because you never know what can happen in WWE.