WWE Champion Bobby Lashley has proven himself to be one of the most legitimate wrestlers in all of pro wrestling thanks to his MMA background. Sadly, his Olympic hopes were dashed thanks to a bank robbery. Lashley’s reign is a very dominant one since winning the title from The Miz. As a veteran himself, Lashley had help from those who blaze the trail before him and that includes The Undertaker.
The Undertaker is known to have helped several generations of WWE Superstars over the years and it seems the advice he gave Lashley truly helped The Almighty. He has a wealth of advice to give and even teased joining the WWE Performance Center if not for his residency in Texas.
While speaking to “Stone Cold” Steve Austin on Broken Skull Sessions, Bobby Lashley revealed that The Undertaker told him to stand up more in the ring in order to look impressive. Those are words The All Mighty still takes to heart.
As I started moving into it a little bit more and trying different kind of characters, some of the things I did in amateur (wrestling) kind of made me smaller. And ‘Taker told me once, when we were doing house shows, I instantly wanted to get in that wrestling role. And ‘Taker was like, ‘Stand up. Look at the ring and look at you. When you go down like that, it makes you look small. You stand up, you have the ring plus you’re big, you’re impressive, they’re looking at you like, “Wow!”‘ I tried to move more into the professional wrestling style, especially after my first run (with WWE).”
It is safe to say The Undertaker’s advice helped elevate Bobby Lashley to a whole new level, because he always looks like an imposing force inside the squared circle. We’ll have to see if The Undertaker’s retirement sticks, but it’s holding firm so far. Even if Taker never returns to the ring, he will likely watch Lashley closely while he takes in the product from home.
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