How much is WWE Bobby Lashley’s net worth? The two-time Intercontinental Champion has an estimated net worth of US$3.89 million. He is also noted for being a two-time United States Champion, two-time ECW World Champion, four-time TNA/Impact World Heavyweight Champion, one-time X Division Champion and two-time Intercontinental Champion. He is currently signed to WWE performing for the Raw brand as a member of The Hurt Business along with Montel Vontavious Porter (MVP), Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander.
What is Bobby Lashley’s real name?
His birth name is Franklin Roberto Lashley.
In addition to Lashley, he has also used the ring names like Lashley and Blaster Lashley.
How old is Franklin Roberto Lashley?
He was born on July 16, 1976, making him be 45 years old as of 2021.
Junction City, Kansas, the United States
Lashley’s height and weight
WWE United States Champion Bobby Lashley stands at a tall height of 6 feet and 3 inches or 191 cm. his billed weight is 124 kilograms or 273 lbs.
Who are his parents?
His mother’s name is Clara Lashley. As per Lashley’s wiki, his father used to work as a Drill Instructor in The U. S. Army.
He is blessed with three older sisters. One of his sisters is in active service in the U.S. Air Force.
How was Lashley’s early life?
During his childhood, he had to move to several places with his family because of his father’s profession. He joined Fort Riley Middle School while his father was stationed at Fort Riley. During that time, he got introduced to amateur wrestling in seventh grade. He earned his high school graduation from Junction City High School. After that, he went to Missouri Valley College where he was popular for being NAIA National Wrestling Champion in the 177 lbs category for three consecutive years in 1996, 1997 and 1998.
In 1999, he received his bachelor’s degree majoring in recreation administration and human-service agency management. After that, he followed in his father’s footsteps for which he joined the army after college. However, he continued competing in amateur wrestling in the army’s World Class Athlete Program.
He was able to earn a gold and silver medal in the International Military Sports Council senior freestyle wrestling event during his time in the army. He was preparing to be qualified for Team USA to wrestle at the 2004 Olympic Games for which he started living and training in Colorado Springs in 2003.
However, he witnessed a bank robbery and did his best to dive for cover to avoid gunfire which resulted in a knee injury. The injury needs surgery which unfortunately ended his amateur career.
In addition to wrestling, he has involved in several business ventures. He launched a health smoothie shop in 2007. He also launched the Lashley Network of websites in 2009 that comprises his social media pages, official gym and nutrition store.
Is Bobby Lashley married?
He isn’t married yet. However, he was previously in a relationship with former ‘WWE’ diva, Kristal Marshall (2006 to 2010). He was seen having a storyline relationship with Rusev’s wife Lana.
Are Bobby Lashley and Lana a couple?
On the September 30, 2019, episode of Raw, Lashley interrupted Rusev and shared a kiss with his wife, Lana. This incident created a feud between Lashley and Rusev. Lashley had a storyline marriage ceremony on the December 30 episode of Raw. They are just an on-screen couple and it is well-known that Lana is still married to Rusev. This was just a part of the WWE storyline.
He faced Rusev at TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs on December 15, 2019, where he turned victorious after a distraction from Lana. He partnered with Angel Garza to defeat the team of Rusev and Humberto Carrillo on the February 17, 2020 episode of Raw. This ended the feud between Lashley and Rusev.
With his ex-girlfriend Kristal Marshall, he is a father of two kids including a son named Myles and a daughter named Naomi born in 2008 and 2011. He has a daughter named Kyra born in 2005 but the name of the baby’s mother isn’t revealed.
He believes in Christianity.
He appeared into the limelight after wrestling in dark matches for both the Raw and SmackDown! brands in mid-2005. He made a big breakthrough after his televised WWE debut under his real name on September 23, 2005, as a face on SmackDown!. He was introduced as a 2002 Silver Medalist, four-time All-American, two-time Armed Forces Champion and three-time National Amateur Wrestling Champion.
He successfully got victorious against Simon Dean in his debut match. He defeated Dean again at No Mercy on October 9, 2005. He continued his winning streak beating numerous superstars. He got victorious against Orlando Jordan on the November 11 episode of SmackDown
He was known for his multiple “power moves”. He turned the first SmackDown! wrestler to qualify for Royal Rumble on January 6, 2006. On January 29, 2006, he participated in the Royal Rumble match where he was Kane and Big Show, the World Tag Team Champions.
He started a feud with John “Bradshaw” Layfield whom he faced at No Way Out on February 19, 2006. He lost the match marking his first loss in the singles competition following the interference from Finlay. This led the feud between Lashley and Finlay and faced multiple times including a lumberjack match on the March 17 episode of SmackDown where Lashley lost the match.
On the March 24, 2006, episode of SmackDown, he won the “Last Chance” battle royal where he defeated MNM at the last. On April 2, 2006, he participated in his first WrestleMania in the Money in the Bank ladder match. However, he failed to capture the match and it was won by Rob Van Dam. He also participated the SmackDown!’s 2006 King of the Ring tournament where he defeated Mark Henry and Finlay to reach the finals where he lost to Booker T at Judgment Day. When Booker was about to crown, he delivered Booker to the throne.
This incident started the feud between Lashley and the newly named “King Booker” along with Queen Sharmell, Finlay, and William Regal (the Court). He defeated JBL marking his first title won as the United States Championship on the May 26 episode of SmackDown!. He lost the title to Finlay within two months.
To face the Court, he teamed with Batista. Later, he was disqualified to wrestle when the physician found he has elevated enzymes of the liver and was deprived of wrestling until further evaluation. He made his return the SmackDown! roster and continued his feud with the Court. He faced King Booker at No Mercy for the World Heavyweight Championship.
He moved to the ECW brand on November 14, 2006, where he made his debut by making a surprise appearance to sign a contract for the final spot for the ECW World Championship in the Extreme Elimination Chamber match. He turned the new ECW World Champion by delivering spear and pinning both Test and The Big Show. He defended his title against Test, Hardcore Holly, Mr. Kennedy, Big Show, Rob Van Dam and Kenny Dykstra.
He turned the first and only person to ever break Chris Masters’ Masterlock hold on March 19, 2007. On May 20, 2007, he defeated Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon and Umaga at Judgment Day in a 3-on-1 handicap rematch. He got victorious against Vince McMahon on June 3 at One Night Stand to earn the ECW World Championship in a street fight.
As part of the 2007 WWE draft, he was drafted back to the Raw. He appeared in a challenge match against Mick Foley, King Booker, John Cena and Randy Orton for the WWE Championship. He won the “Beat the Clock” challenge making him become the number one contender for the WWE Championship. He lost to John Cena at The Great American Bash. He lost to Mr. Kennedy on the July 30 episode of Raw. On February 4, 2008, it was announced that he was released from his WWE contract.
Return to AAA
He returned at AAA’s flagship event Triplemanía XVI after being released from WWE. He defeated La Parka Jr., Silver King and Chessman after teaming with Kenzo Suzuki
On April 19, 2009, he appeared at Total Nonstop Action Wrestling’s Lockdown. It was revealed that he signed with TNA on July 15, 2009. He was introduced as the newest member of the Main Event Mafia by Kurt Angle on July 23. He also started a feud with Samoa Joe whom he defeated in a submission match. His profile was removed from TNA’s official website on February 10, 2010. He returned to TNA at Lockdown on March 9, 2014, replying to Ethan Carter III’s open challenge. He won against Samoa Joe at Slammiversary on June 15, 2015. He won the TNA World Heavyweight Championship by defeating Young on the June 19 episode of Impact Wrestling. He retained his title against Young, Jeff Hardy, Bobby Roode and Austin Aries.
He made his WWE return on the April 9, 2018 episode of Raw where he attacked Elias. He appeared in multiple tag team matches teaming with wrestlers like Seth Rollins, Braun Strowman, Bobby Roode, Roman Reigns and Finn Balor. On May 6, 2019, he teamed with Strowman winning against Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens. He also entered into a feud with Sami Zayn whom he defeated at Money in the Bank.
He and Roman Reigns both claimed them being the rightful challenger to the Universal Championship which created a match between them at Extreme Rules. Later, he started appearing with his manager Lio Rush on the September 17 episode of Raw. The following month, he won against Kevin Owens. He earned the Intercontinental Championship on the January 14, 2019 episode of Raw by being victorious in a triple threat match also involving Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose. He appeared as the 26th entrant at the Royal Rumble match on January 27, 2019. However, he got eliminated in 13 seconds by Rollins.
He lost his title to Finn Balor in a handicap match after Balor pinned Lio Rush. He teamed with Drew McIntyre and Baron Corbin against The Shield at Fastlane on March 10, 2019. He teamed with Jinder Mahal in a match against Finn Bálor after which Balor received the Intercontinental Championship rematch. He lost his title to Balor at WrestleMania 35 on April 7, 2019.
The Hurt Business
He joined MVP and later with Shelton Benjamin to form a stable named “The Hurt Business” and feuded with Ricochet, Alexander, Crews and Cedric. He won against Crews to earn the United States Championship at Payback. The Hurt Business was joined by Alexander on the September 7 episode of Raw. He retained his title against Apollo Crews on September 27, 2020. He also defeated Slapjack and Sami Zayn at Hell in a Cell and Survivor Series.
On January 31, 2021, he participated the Royal Rumble event where he eliminated Dominik Mysterio, Hurricane Helms (with Big E) and Damian Priest but was eliminated by the combined efforts of Big E, Christian, Daniel Bryan and Riddle. Lashley lost his title to Riddle in a triple threat match at Elimination Chamber on February 21, 2021 also involving John Morrison. The angered Lashley attacked Drew McIntyre brutally which allowed The Miz to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase and establish himself as the new WWE Champion.
Lashley went to defeat Braun Strowman making him become the number one contender for the WWE Championship. Lashley defeated The Miz on the March 1 episode of Raw in a lumberjack matchmaking him earn the WWE Championship title. The win made him become the third African-American to win the WWE Championship. He successfully retained his title against The Miz on the March 8 episode of Raw.
Lashley attacked fellow The Hurt Business members Alexander and Benjamin after they losing a match to McIntyre in a 2-on-1 handicap match. Even though he proclaims that The Hurt Business was over, it was revealed through MVP’s Twitter account that Hurt Business is still actively looking for new members.
Social networking accounts
WWE superstar Bobby Lashley is active on Twitter https://twitter.com/fightbobby where he has amassed more than 175k followers. He is also on Instagram @bobbylashley where he is being followed by more than 660k followers. His Facebook account is reachable @fightbobby.