Bobby Lashley On Making The Transition From WWE To Impact, Good And Bad Of Ownership Change, Making A Return To MMA
Impact champion Bobby Lashley sat down for an interview with ESPN before his match against Alberto El Patron on Sunday night at the Slammiversary. Here are highlights of the interview.
Going from WWE to Impact Wrestling:
“When I came to [WWE Impact Wrestling], I did not know what to think. The struggle is the struggle. WWE is the flagship program, of course. But there is so much incredible talent [here]. … When I came to work with Bobby Roode, we did two games together, I thought it was amazing. Unbelievable. The guy is really good. Bobby Roode was born to be their star. And I’m glad they found something with him. This “Glorious” is quite pleasant.”
Changes in the new property:
“Now with the new ownership in, one thing everybody’s happy about is that they’re getting paid on time. Change is good, and change is bad at the same time. I think a lot of people are happy with it, but some of the bad things that happened saw some of our top guys leaving, like [Mike] Bennett, Drew [Galloway, now McIntyre] and the Hardy Boyz.”
Have another match of MMA:
“It has to make sense for me right now. If the money and the matchup makes sense, I’m in. If it’s just a fight, I might not jump so much for just a fight. Roy Nelson just came in [to Bellator], Cheick Kongo has been on a winning streak. If there was something that was offered to me that made sense, I would definitely be interested.”