Watching Miz try to duck the match all night wasn’t exactly the greatest sports story ever told, but that doesn’t mean Bobby Lashley’s WWE title win isn’t worth celebrating.
Almost 16 years after his debut in the company, Lashley became the third Black man to hold the WWE championship, achieving the company’s Triple Crown in the process. At 44 years old, he’s the second oldest person to win the title for the first time after his boss, Vince McMahon. Lashley’s held a brand/company’s top prize in three different decades - the ECW championship in 2006 - 2007, the TNA/Impact title multiple times in 2010s, and now the WWE belt in 2021.
For all those reasons, Bobby’s peers were singing his praises on social media after he beat Miz on the Mar. 1 Raw. Starting with his former WWE hype man...
Congrats BIG MAN! https://t.co/fPtx3FNyQP pic.twitter.com/FUfXJuAbd1— Lio Rush (@TheLionelGreen) March 2, 2021
While Lio Rush was getting back into his old chant, lots of others joined in...
I TOLD YOU SO!!!!!!!— MVP (@The305MVP) March 2, 2021
Ok @fightbobby!— ⚔️ KOFNAN the Barbarian ⚔️ (@TrueKofi) March 2, 2021
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The Almighty! @fightbobby you did it! #RAW pic.twitter.com/vhV7m8XW0c— Booker T. Huffman (@BookerT5x) March 2, 2021
Congratulations, Bobby Lashley! Wow...#BobbyLashley #BlackHistory #WWE #WWEChampion— Stevie Ray (@RealStevieRay) March 2, 2021
Congratulations @fightbobby ANNNNDDDD NEEEWWWWW @WWE Champion ❤️❤️— Titus O'Neil (@TitusONeilWWE) March 2, 2021
Nobody tries to put you right THROUGH the ring quite like Bobby Lashley.— Kevin (@FightOwensFight) March 2, 2021
Now, get a cat already and you’ll be on the absolute top of the world.
Congratulations to @fightbobby! Hard work pays off! Kudos to @mikethemiz on making multiple defenses too! #WWERaw— Drew Gulak (@DrewGulak) March 2, 2021
Congrats Champ! https://t.co/S9Qj4cCa07— Bianca Belair (@BiancaBelairWWE) March 2, 2021
Congratulations on your new #WWE Champion! @fightbobby INDEED!— FUNAKI (@shofufu824) March 2, 2021
— Just Different (@swerveconfident) March 2, 2021
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AND NEW!!! @fightbobby#WWERaw pic.twitter.com/uPxZMAbRn9
Impressive and well deserved. Congrats, Champ. @fightbobby pic.twitter.com/MJMvYpwZab— John Layfield (@JCLayfield) March 2, 2021
I’m so incredibly happy for a man I’ve called friend for over 15 years. Congrats @fightbobby! You damn sure earned this!!— Hurricane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) March 2, 2021
Congrats to @fightbobby Unreal performer and unreal man! Proud to call him a friend! #CHAMP— Eric Young (@TheEricYoung) March 2, 2021
Say what you will about my history with @fightbobby...this is a man that believed in me and my passion for this business. I couldn’t be more proud of his moment of becoming @WWE Champion. pic.twitter.com/xnhhbG0dTJ— CJ “Lana” Perry (@LanaWWE) March 2, 2021
That’s our Bobby. Congrats big man!