Well, this is something.
Bobby Lashley was interviewed on Main Event Radio while in Canada for the Impact Wrestling tapings in Ottawa last week. He made some interesting comments about the relationship between himself, Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman:
“I’m going to send Paul another tweet. Paul will reach out to me out of nowhere with a tweet or text. Those are the times where Brock kind of pisses him off a little bit. Then he calls me and sees how I’m doing. Then him and Brock make up and he disappears. I think Paul says if Brock pisses him off enough and he needs to bring someone in to shut him up I’m the man. But then they make up and he leaves me alone. Then I get another tweet out of nowhere and then he disappears again. It’s kind of like the boyfriend and girlfriend, where the boyfriend says hes going to cheat on her and then she cooks him dinner and he changes his mind. Heyman is a big tease to me. I am the side chick. I’m okay with it. The side chick usually gets whatever she wants at the end of the day. Maybe it’ll happen one day – Lesnar vs Lashley.”
I honestly don’t know what to make of that. Paul is a connected guy, but I’ve never heard about he and Lashley being tight before. I’m guessing this answer is designed to rile up Lesnar and his advocate, because the one thing that comes across crystal clear in quotes from this interview is that Bobby would very much like to split a payday with Brock:
“There are some big fights and big matches that people are constantly bugging me about that I have to consider. The only natural one is Brock [Lesnar]. Whether it's in fighting or wrestling, that match needs to happen. If he retires without doing that match, it's stupid. If I retire before doing that match, it's stupid. I could post a picture of my kids or of me eating a Popsicle and people will ask me when I'm going back to WWE or when I'll go against Brock. It's one of those things that if the fans want it and beg for it enough, it'll happen.”
Will it happen?
UFC hasn’t expressed that much interest in Lashley throughout his MMA career, and Brock’s Octagon future is up in the air at 40 years old and coming off a drug suspension. WWE could certainly market a match between the two, but Bobby’s probably not too high on their list of potential opponents for The Beast Incarnate.
Long story short, Lashley needs Brock and Heyman more than they need him. Which is why he’s attempting to bait them into a response, which he hopes will lead to an angle, which could lead to a scripted or non-scripted fight.
And calling himself Paul’s “side chick” is certainly one way to try.