In recent years, the former WWE Intercontinental champion, Bobby Lashley, has had several prominent storylines and feuds, both in his stint in TNA, where the athlete has even become the company's world champion before the name change, and in WWE, where the athlete had a long feud with Rusev on Monday Night Raw, who was left in the main events of the red show for various times, synonymous with a great interest from the management towards him and his work.
One of the great challenges that Bobby has always wanted and has never achieved, however, is that against the former WWE Champion Brock Lesnar, who in several interviews Lashley himself said he wanted to fight on equal terms in the ring, being convinced he could beat 'The Beast'
In a recent interview with Inside the Ropes, Lio Rush revealed that while he and Lashley often talked about a match against Lesnar it was never in WWE's plans. "It was in me and Bobby's plans, but I don't think it was in the company's plans.
We always brought it up, we always tried to pitch it. It felt right, you know Bobby was pretty open that he came back to the WWE because he wanted to wrestle Brock, so I felt that it was inevitable. They're both built as these beasts with managers that could talk, so we thought that it was gonna happen but it just unfortunately never did.
I built a relationship with Paul Heyman very unexpectedly. I was in promo class at the PC when I was in NXT. Paul Heyman stood there and watched me cut my promo in promo class, and he pulled me to the side and told me how good I did and everything like that.
Then once I got to Monday Night RAW, he kind of helped out with the character a little bit and the direction of it, so I just naturally had that relationship with Paul Heyman" - he said.