Bobby Lashley has revealed an interesting storyline he once pitched to former WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon.
Lashley recently appeared on the NotSam Wrestling show with Sam Roberts and talked about how one or two years ago he pitched a storyline where he would have gone through “severe depression” after losing a match. He would have then gained 40-70 pounds before eventually transitioning back to who he was before.
“I told Vince a year ago, I think a year or two ago,” Lashley recalled. “I told him, ‘I want to do this character.’ He said, ‘What is it?’ I said, ‘If I get beat one time, I want to go into this severe depression and put on like 40, 50, 60, or 70 pounds and just be fat and be a completely different character and then have like somebody like an MVP, or somebody that’s on my side, kind of like, pull me back and then have the crowd watch this transition back to me.’”
McMahon quickly nixed the idea.
Lashley continued, “And he [Vince] said, ‘There’s no way you can do that.’ I said, ‘Man, I think I can do it.'”
Lashley laughed when asked if he would pitch the storyline again now that WWE Chief Content Officer Triple H is running creative.
Lashley dropped the WWE United States Title to Seth Rollins on last week’s RAW, after being attacked by Brock Lesnar. Lesnar and Lashley will both be on tonight’s RAW to continue their highly-anticipated feud.
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(H/T to F4W for the quotes)