Bobby Lashley won the WWE Championship after beating The Miz on Monday Night RAW back in March last year. Since then, he was booked as a very dominant force and had Vince McMahon’s seal of approval. Lashley then lost that title to Big E in a huge moment that fans will always cherish.
Bobby Lashley won the WWE Title again after beating Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble. He defended his WWE Championship in an Elimination Chamber match at the WWE Elimination Chamber Premium Live Event on February 19th.
However, the company wrote a concussion protocol angle to take him out of the match. This is because Lashley was legitimately injured since the Royal Rumble. WWE also knew Bobby Lashley wasn’t fit to compete in the match for weeks but had him go to Saudi Arabia regardless.
While speaking on the Masked Man Show after WWE SummerSlam, Bobby Lashley confirmed that he was dealing with a shoulder injury. He revealed that Vince McMahon told him to get surgery before WrestleMania 38.
“I tore my shoulder two months before WrestleMania, I couldn’t even raise my hand. I kept that quiet. I took like three weeks off and said, ‘I have to make it to WrestleMania.’ I called Vince (McMahon), Vince was like, ‘Ah, let’s take off, get surgery,’ spend four months off. I was like, ‘I can’t do that. There is no way I’m going to do that.’ I sat at home for a couple of weeks and started going crazy. I was like, ‘I can’t stay at home, I have to go to work.’ I started training, getting ready, rehabbing, and I got back in and made it for WrestleMania. There is no downtime. Every other sport has an offseason, we don’t have an offseason,” he said. “It [the report] circulated. I get pissed off about that a little bit. Stuff that is supposed to be inside here gets leaked out. I don’t know how it got leaked out. I didn’t tell anybody. It was between me and the trainers. The trainers were like, ‘Go get an MRI,’ I got my MRI and the MRI said I had a 75% tear in my rotator cuff, my labrum was torn. I was like, ‘Does that mean I get a day off?'”
The Almighty successfully defended his WWE United States Championship against Austin Theory at SummerSlam. He is still the U.S. Champion in Triple H’s new direction of WWE. We will have to wait and see what the company has planned for Bobby Lashley next.
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