|Net worth||$4 million|
|Source of wealth||Wrestling|
|Full name||Franklin Roberto Lashley|
|Profession||Professional wrestler, mixed martial artist, bodybuilder|
|Ring names||Blaster Lashley Bobby Lashley Lashley|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||273 lb (124 kg)|
Franklin Roberto Lashley, known as Bobby Lashley, is a popular name in wrestling known for his explosive career. Lashley is currently signed to WWE and performs on the Raw brand. He is an eight-time world champion with two WWE, two ECW and four TNA world championships.
Other than wrestling, Lashley is also known for his mixed martial arts career. He is also a two-time Armed Forces Champion and won a silver medal in 2002 at the CISM World Championships, competing against the best of the world’s military.
Along with Rob Van Dam, Lashley is the only of the two wrestlers to have won the WWE, ECW, and TNA/Impact world championships. Lashley is also the only wrestler to have multiple reigns with the aforementioned championships.
Bobby Lashley Personal Biography
|Date of birth||16 July 1976|
|Place of birth||Junction City, Kansas, US|
|Education||Missouri Valley College (BA)|
|Children||Myles Lashley, Naomi Lashley, Kyra Lashley|
|Siblings||Jessica Lashley, Frances Lashley, Cathy Lashley|
Bobby Lashley was born on July 16, 1976, in Junction City, Kansas, to Clara Lashley. His father, whose whereabouts are not known, was a US Army drill sergeant. His mother was a single parent who didn’t know any English.
Growing up, Lashley lived in a very unstable environment with the family often moving from one military base to another. He has three older sisters, one of whom is employed in the US Air Force.
Lashley had his first daughter, Kyra, in 2005 from a woman whose identity was never revealed. Bobby was in a relationship with the former WWE wrestler Kristal Marshall and the couple together has one son and a daughter.
- Lashley followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the United States Army after college.
- A fan of wrestling from a young age, Lashley used to compete in amateur wrestling in the army’s World Class Athlete Program.
- He even won a gold and silver medal in the International Military Sports Council senior freestyle wrestling event.
- In 2003, Bobby was training in Colorado Springs to qualify for Team USA to wrestle at the 2004 Olympic Games.
- However, he witnessed a bank robbery where he was forced to dive for cover to avoid gunfire.
- This resulted in a knee injury that required surgery, thus ending his amateur career.
- Lashley made his debut for Ohio Valley Wrestling a WWE developmental territory in 2005.
- His televised debut came in September that year when he appeared in an episode of SmackDown!.
- In 2006, Lashley became the first SmackDown! wrestler to qualify for Royal Rumble.
- He moved to the ECW brand in November where he debuted by making a surprise appearance.
- Lashley was selected by Donald Trump to represent him in a “Battle of the Billionaires” match, against Vince McMahon’s representative, Umaga in 2007.
- He left WWE in 2008 and began wrestling on the independent circuit.
- Lashley made his return to WWE after a ten-year absence in 2018 and appeared in an episode of Raw.
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Mixed martial arts
- Lashley made his mixed martial arts debut at the Mixed Fighting Alliance (MFA) inaugural event.
- He later joined Strikeforce and made his debut against former UFC fighter Wes Sims which he won.
- In 2011, Titan Fighting Championship announced the signing of Lashley.
- In 2011, Lashley signed a deal with Shark Fights and became the new Shark Fights Heavyweight champion.
- Lashley signed with Bellator MMA in 2014 and remained its part till 2020, even after his return to WWE.
Here’s a brief look at some of Lashley’s achievements in his career as a wrestler & mixed martial artist.
- WWE Championship (2 times)
- ECW World Championship (2 times)
- WWE Intercontinental Championship (2 times)
- WWE United States Championship (3 times)
- Shark Fights Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- TNA/Impact World Heavyweight Championship (4 times)
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated Most Improved Wrestler of the Year (2006)
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated Rookie of the Year (2005)
- TNA X Division Championship (1 time)
- XFN Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
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Films & TV Shows
|Title||Year of release|
|The Way of War||2009|
|Green Ghost and the Masters of the Stone||2022|
|Title||Year of release|
|Deal or No Deal||2007|
Frequently Asked Questions
$4 million (estimated)
Bobby Lashley left WWE to begin a fighting career in MMA.