Bobby Lashley life and biography

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Bobby Lashley biography

Date of birth : 1976-07-16
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Kansas City, Kansas, USA
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-15
Credited as : Professional Wrestler WWE, ECW Champion, WrestleMania XXVII

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Bobby Lashley is an American mixed martial artist, former professional wrestler, and a former collegiate amateur wrestler. During his professional wrestling career, he worked for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where he was a one-time United States Champion and a two-time ECW Champion. He is perhaps best known for his time in WWE.

Lashley burst onto SmackDown in late 2005. Within a few months he became the United States Champion by beating JBL. He went on to feud with King Booker for the U.S. and the World Heavyweight Championship. In December, Paul Heyman offered an invitation to any WWE wrestler to enter the ECW Extreme Elimination Chamber Match. In a shocking move, Lashley accepted the invitation.

At the 2006 December to Dismember, Lashley won ECW World Championship when he outlasted the five other competitors in the match and pinned the 500+ pound Big Show. After sending the Big Show into retirement, he successfully defended the title against Hardcore Holly, Test, and Ken Kennedy. His next defense was for something a little more bizarre than a belt. The fate of Donald Trump’s hair is in his hands when he battles Umaga at WrestleMania 23.

Due to his victory over Umaga at WrestleMania 23, Lashley and Donald Trump shaved the head of Vince McMahon. A few weeks later, Vince won the ECW Title from Lashley in a 3-on-1 Handicap Match. Lashley was able to regain the title but was forced to relinquish it a week later because he was drafted to RAW.

During the summer of 2007, Lashley took some time off to heal from an injury he had been working through working through. In January, he posted a message on his official forum that he was going to leave the WWE. That officially came to pass a few days later.

After leaving the WWE, Lashley went into the world of Mixed Martial Arts . A high-profile match against Ken Shamrock was canceled when Shamrock failed a steroids test. A few weeks after winning his second MMA fight, Lashley made a surprise appearance at TNA Lockdown 2009. In 2010, he made his MMA debut for Strikeforce, the number two MMA company in the world.

Career Highlights:

10/9 No Mercy - beat Simon Dean
11/27 Survivor Series - Team SmackDown (Batista, Randy Orton, JBL, Rey Mysterio, & Lashley) beat Team RAW (Shawn Michaels, Kane, Big Show, Carlito, & Chris Masters)
12/18 Armageddon - beat Paul Burchill & William Regal in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match

2/19 No Way Out - lost to JBL
4/2 WrestleMania 22 - Money in the Bank Match: Rob Van Dam beat Matt Hardy, Lashley, Finlay, Ric Flair, & Shelton Benjamin
5/21 Judgment Day - lost to Booker T in the finals of the King of the Ring Tournament
5/26 SmackDown - beat JBL to win the United States Championship
7/14 SmackDown - lost the U.S. Championship to Finlay
10/8 No Mercy - Fatal four-way for the World Championship: Champion King Booker beat Finlay, Lashley, and Batista
11/26 Survivor Series - John Cena, Lashley, Kane, Rob Van Dam, and Sabu beat Big Show, Finlay, Test, MVP, and Umaga
12/3 December to Dismember - Extreme Elimination Chamber Match: Lashley beat ECW Champion the Big Show, Test, Rob Van Dam, CM Punk, and Hardcore Holly (subbing for Sabu) to win the title

1/28 Royal Rumble - beat Test by count out
4/1 WrestleMania 23 - Battle of the Billionaires: beat Umaga which allowed Donald Trump to shave the head of Vince McMahon
4/29 Backlash - lost a 3-on-1 Handicap Match to Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon, and Umaga. As a reult, Vince McMahon won the title.
5/20 Judgment Day - beat ECW World Champion Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon, and Umaga in a 3-on-1 Handicap Match. He did not win the title because he did not pin Mr. McMahon.
6/2 SNME - beat Mark Henry by DQ in an arm wrestling match
6/3 One Night Stand - beat Vince McMahon in a Street Fight to regain the ECW Championship
6/11 RAW - forced to vacate the ECW Championship when he was drafted to RAW
6/24 Vengeance - WWE Champion John Cena beat Lashley, Randy Orton, King Booker, & Mick Foley
7/22 Great American Bash - lost to WWE Champion John Cena

4/19 Lockdown - Lashley made a surprise appearance at the event
9/20 No Surrender - beat Rhino
10/18 Bound for Glory - beat Samoa Joe in a Submission Match
11/15 Turning Point - lost to Scott Steiner in a No DQ Falls Count Anywhere Match
12/20 Final Resolution - beat Scott Steiner in a Last Man Standing Match

Lashley's MMA Career (6-1)

12/13 - beat Joshua Franklin in round 1 via TKO (cut)

3/21 - beat Jason Guida (unanimous decision)
5/15 - beat Mike Cook in round 1 via submission (guillotine choke)
6/27 - beat Bob Sapp in round 1 via submission (strikes)

1/30 Strikeforce Miami - beat Wes Sims in round 1 via TKO (strikes)
8/21 Strikeforce Houston - lost to Chad Griggs after round 2 via TKO (referee stopped the bout)

3/25 - beat John Ott via unanimous decision

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