WWE Superstar Bobby Lashley won’t get to face Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam. Roman Reigns earned the right to do so by defeating Lashley recently on Raw.
If it were up to Lashley, however, he’d face Lesnar in MMA and not pro-wrestling, however.
“Our careers are so similar,” Lashley said to Newshub recently. “We were both WWE guys, then we went into fighting then we have both come back to WWE.”
Lashley would continue to say that he suggested an MMA fight with Brock but there are obstacles in the way.
“The problem is I am still currently contracted to Bellator and Brock is signed with the UFC,” Lashley continued. “However if there was some sort of cross-promotion fight we could do, with all three companies involved, then I would absolutely love to do it.”
Lashley would continue to say that in lieu of a cross-promotional fight, he’s focussed on pro-wrestling at the moment.
“Right now I’m focused on the wrestling side of things and what comes with that, including a match with Brock,” he continued. “But I would be down for that and I am sure the fans would be as well.”
Bobby Lashley in WWE
A possible Brock Lesnar vs Bobby Lashley showdown has been talked about ever since Lashley’s return earlier this year. WWE had a chance to cash in on this match at SumemrSlam, however Lashley lost a #1 contender’s match with Roman Reigns.
When asked about Reigns, Lashley said he can’t understand why fans reject him so strongly. “It kills me to be out in the ring with somebody of his level and the crowd be divided as to whether or not he deserves to be in the position he is – and I don’t get it,” Lashley said. “He has the look, he’s a great athlete and he’s a great in-ring performer.”
Brock Lesnar could be done with WWE after SummerSlam, so a match against Bobby Lashley might not come to fruition.