The feud between Bobby Lashley and Brock Lesnar started during the 2022 Royal Rumble season, and it’s really heating up for their Crown Jewel match this Saturday. That being said, Lashley always thought combating Lesnar was inevitable.
While speaking with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Lashley gave a preview of his match against Lesnar. He said he’s been training very hard for the match, and it will be a spectacle.
“This is two behemoths getting in the ring and fighting,” Lashley says now. “Two guys who are larger than life. That’s what I grew up watching. I’ve been training my ass off, and I’m sure Brock has been doing the same. This is going to be something people really want to see.”
Lashley has been talking about facing Lesnar for several years in a very open manner. He spoke about knowing it would actually happen as long as Brock was in WWE.
“I’m the type of person that always keeps a positive outlook,” Lashley says. “I always say, ‘The harder I work, the luckier I get,’ and I’ve been working my ass off. So I always knew this would happen. With hard work, you’ll get the things you want. I knew, as long as Brock was here, this would happen.”
“Brock is exactly who I thought he was,” Lashley says. “He’s a different animal. Take someone like Seth Rollins. That’s arguably one of the best wrestlers in the business, or take somebody like Edge—what he’s done is astronomical. Or Rey Mysterio. These guys are all up there for the best in the business, but Brock has a completely different style. He might be the best ever. Getting in the ring with him, he’s more powerful than you can imagine. It’s exciting to be in the ring with an animal. This isn’t about just having a good wrestling match. His power is a whole different challenge.”
Lashley and Lesnar are cut from the same cloth due to their similar backgrounds. That’s another reason why their feud is working so well in WWE thus far. Their match on Saturday could wind up as an instant classic.
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