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Bobby Lashley doesn’t think small wrestlers belong in the same ring as him

Bobby Lashley has dealt with some extremely bizarre booking ever since he returned to WWE in April 2018. He first had a feud with Sami Zayn that featured an all-time bad segment centered around Bobby Lashley’s sisters. He then flaunted his ass for a while, and earlier this year he was right in the middle of Rusev and Lana’s crumbling marriage.

Lashley is finally receiving a serious push, and he’s hopeful that it will lead to a match against Brock Lesnar. That’s what he said on D-Von Dudley’s Table Talk podcast. Here’s the transcript, courtesy of Wrestling Inc:

“I think it’s something that needs to happen. I was told, at one point in time, ‘This is Brock. You’re not at his level yet.’ I haven’t really talked about it with Vince or anybody, but I think at one point in time, there was talk about teasing it and see where it would go.

At the time, he was in a feud with Roman [Reigns] and Seth [Rollins] was coming in behind him. They already had things lined up for him. I think if there’s any time, it’s now. I think now is a good time. I’ve gotten through with all the paying dues with all the stuff that I’ve done since I’ve been back, and I think my character is starting to develop a little bit more to being who I am. I get to fight, I get to beat people up and I don’t have to lay down for guys that are 100 lbs. less than me that shouldn’t even be in the ring with me. Let’s just put it that way.”

Well, that escalated fast. Based on that quote, it doesn’t seem that Lashley was too happy about doing jobs for smaller wrestlers. When I think about his run over the last two years, the main small wrestler that comes to mind who repeatedly pinned him is Finn Balor. I believe that Ricochet scored a win over him earlier this year too. You know, back when Ricochet was still a relevant wrestler in WWE. It feels like forever ago.

Maybe Lashley is working me a bit here, I don’t know. But I do know that once a wrestler gets over, it doesn’t matter what their size is in a wrestling match. CM Punk in 2011, Daniel Bryan in 2014, and AJ Styles right now are obvious examples of wrestlers who prove that point. Yes, there will always be a segment of fans who cannot get into the idea of the much smaller wrestler toppling the big behemoth, but there are tons of examples throughout wrestling history of smaller wrestlers being accepted at large by a wrestling audience against any opponent. It’s pro wrestling - anything is possible once you are over.

Check out the full Table Talk podcast to see exactly how Lashley would fantasy book himself into a match with Lesnar. And let us know in the comments who you think these smaller wrestlers are that Lashley says don’t belong in the same ring as him.

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