Bobby Lashley is the WWE United States Champion on RAW right now. He is one of the most popular Superstars on the entire roster. However, fans should note that this is not Lashley’s first stint with WWE.
He made his debut for the company back in the year 2005. During his first run with the company, he captured the WWE United States Championship and the ECW World Championship. Lashley even featured in a high-profile match at WrestleMania 23 where he sided with Donald Trump in a Battle of Billionaires.
Donald Trump vs. Vince McMahon’s rivalry reached at the highest level when Lashley and Umaga fought each other in a Hair vs Hair match. Stone Cold Steve Austin was the special guest referee for that match. Recently, the Sandman disclosed that Lashley earned USD 500,000 for that show. However, he was unhappy.
“Bobby Lashley was in that match [Battle of the Billionaires]. He got fired, you know why? Because he b*tched about getting $500,000 for that match, because Bobby Lashley could not wrestle a lick back then,” Sandman said during a virtual signing with Captain’s Corner, as quoted by Post Wrestling.
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Sandman further claimed that Vince McMahon came to know about Lashley’s unhappiness. As a result, he fired him and did not hire him again until 2018.
Bobby Lashley will defend his WWE United States Championship next week against Seth Rollins
As mentioned ahead, Lashley made his return to WWE in 2018. After struggling for two years, he finally got his big break in 2020/21. He became the WWE Champion by defeating The Miz and then had a memorable reign as champion.
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Lashley lost his WWE Championship to Big E. He has been a main-eventer on RAW regularly. Next week on the Season Premiere episode of Monday night RAW, he will defend his United States Championship against Seth Rollins.