Bobby Lashley has been making the media rounds to promote Sunday’s WWE Hell in a Cell pay-per-view event where he will defend the title against Drew McIntyre.
While speaking with Yahoo! Sports, Lashley talked about a wide range of topics. Here are the highlights:
“It was an amazing feeling. It was one of those things where, from the start of my career, people said I was going to be a world champion one day. It was a combination of my size, my look, my athletic ability. I knew that I had it, so I just focused my training on getting better every day. I didn’t know when it was going to happen, but it was going to happen eventually if I was able to keep myself together long enough. I’m patient. I knew that in this business you can always get better, so if there was something that wasn’t happening, the idea was to just get better. When I did win, you can’t ever really predict or write out what is going to happen or what you’re going to feel. It’s a whole different experience and then seeing the people who called me, my peers who reached out. A lot of people showed a lot of love. It was an amazing experience.”
Evolution of his character:
“That’s me. Ultimately, we all play characters in WWE, but the best character for everyone is themselves — even if they have a different name. I am the character you see on TV. Yes, I can kick everyone’s ass and I can fight anyone in the ring, but at the same time I graduated with honors, put myself through school, run several businesses. There are layers to me. I wanted to be able to show that on TV a little bit more instead of just being this athlete that works out all of the time. It’s funny because I was in my closet the other day and was thinking how crazy it is that all I have in there are workout clothes and suits. There’s nothing in between. That’s my life.”