Bobby Lashley is an American wrestler, mixed martial artist, and armed forces veteran. Franklin Roberto Lashley is his given name and is presently a member of the WWE, where he goes by the ring name Bobby Lashley. He rose to prominence as a result of his participation in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.
|Full Name||Franklin Roberto Lashley|
|Birth Date||16 July 1976|
|Birth Place||Kansas, United States|
|Profession||Wrestler / Mixed Martial Artist / TV Actor|
|Life & Career|
On July 16, 1976, in Junction City, Kansas, the American martial artist was born. His father, it appears, was also a drill sergeant in the US Army. Lashley is of Panamanian origin, and his mother was a single mom who struggled to make ends meet. He is the middle child of three sisters, all of whom are older than him. Because of his father’s job, he and his family travelled around a lot when he was a kid.
In seventh grade, Lashley enrolled at Fort Riley Middle School and was introduced to amateur wrestling. It was used as a substitute for football. He later transferred to Junction City High School, where he continued to wrestle. After graduating from high school, Lashley continued his education at Missouri Valley College.
Lashley made 4 live appearances for WWE in mid-2005 and he competed in the dark for both the Raw and Smackdown brands there. With such a history, he made his debut appearance on the televised Smack Down. In his first and initial match, he got the opportunity to beat Simon Dean to failure. With his outstanding performance, he became the first Smack Down wrestler to qualify for the Royal Rumble.
Lashley made his ECW debut on November 14, 2006, with a surprise entrance to sign the contract. He outperformed Test and the Big Show, becoming the first African American to win the competition. He became the first and only person to ever break Chris Masters’ master lock after defeating Big Show, Rob Van Dam, Test, Hard-core, and Kennedy.
Lashley has continued to astound people, and Donald Trump chose him to represent him in the Battle of Billionaires Match, which he won against all of the competitors. Lashley has also competed in a variety of different brands, winning several titles, before returning to WWE in 2019 to capture Universal Championships.
|Personal Life & Relationships|
Apart from wrestling, Lashley has dabbled in mixed martial arts, making his debut appearance in the Mixed Fighting Alliance in December 2008 and continuing ever since.
In the many matches in which Lashley has competed, he has a long list of victories. He was formerly honored for being a 3 time National Amateur Wrestling Champion, 4 time All-American, 2 time Armed Forces Champion, and 2002 Military World Silver Medalist.
Lashley had his first kid, a daughter, in 2005 and subsequently began dating Kristal Marshall, a former WWE wrestler. In 2008, they had a boy named Myles, and in 2011, they had a daughter named Naomi.
Bobby has a net worth of over $5 million as of February 2022, thanks to his profession as a martial artist, wrestler, and armed forces veteran. Bobby and his family also look to be living a lavish lifestyle.