Bobby Lashley, a two-time WWE Champion, is a highly regarded figure in the company. His current WWE run is his most successful to date, as the company has finally fully utilized his immense talent and dominance. He is also a legitimate badass and is always up for a fight. That being said, it seems Lashley was legitimately frustrated with a lot of things in the company.
Bobby Lashley’s return to WWE has exceeded expectations, and he has established himself as a top star, making up for his shortcomings during his first stint. Lashley left WWE in 2008, and recently, Bruce Prichard shared details about the events that led to his departure from the company.
During the mid-2000s, Bobby Lashley was considered a future world champion, drawing comparisons to Brock Lesnar. Despite showing immense potential, Lashley’s time in WWE was underwhelming, leading him to explore a career in Mixed Martial Arts.
Speculation circulated about the reasons behind Lashley’s WWE exit, given his involvement in several high-profile storylines during his tenure.
While speaking on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard, the WWE executive revealed that Bobby Lashley was unhappy with his position in the company and believed that leaving was the only solution to his problems.
Prichard clarified that there were no controversies or conflicts between WWE and Lashley as the organization sought an amicable parting with the former ECW Champion. WWE’s Senior Vice President explained Lashley’s frustrations with the company.
“Bobby was just unhappy. I think that Bobby was frustrated with where he was at the time, and Bobby was just frustrated with a lot of things. He was not happy. Wanted to leave, and that was a point where if you’re unhappy, and you don’t want to be here, okay, let’s work something out so you can leave. It was as simple as that.”
WWE also has big plans for Bobby Lashley and Bray Wyatt’s feud, which will culminate in a match at WrestleMania 39. We will have to wait and see how the company will book their feud in the coming weeks.