With Bobby Lashley back in WWE and Brock Lesnar re-signing with the company last week, there is a lot of speculation that the two decorated athletes could face off in a wrestling match. According to Dave Meltzer in the latest issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE officials currently have no plans for such a match.
“While there are rumors going around of a Lesnar vs. Lashley match, right now there are no plans for it,” Meltzer wrote.
“If Lesnar is really leaving, you can probably get two losses from him, the title loss and hopefully one more to build someone. I don’t think the person that should go to should be over 40 or a part-time because it’s then of limited benefit. Like maybe just Reigns (who he pretty much has to lose to at some point) and Strowman, if they’ve even got him for enough dates to pull both off.”
During an interview last November when Lashley was working for Impact Wrestling, Lashley commented on the possibility of facing Lesnar.
“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],” Lashley said.
“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.”
During the same interview, Lashley said that Paul Heyman reaches out to him when he’s upset with Lesnar.
“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 makeup and he disappears,” Lashley said.
“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 makeup 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 he’s 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.”