Bobby Lashley Claims He Was Offered Roles In Stranger Things And Mortal Kombat

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While he’s certainly found success in both professional wrestling and MMA, former WWE Champion Bobby Lashley has also dipped his toe into the world of acting. When his first run with WWE ended in 2008, the star went on to have a number of small roles in films, but he’s now revealed that he had offers to be involved in more Hollywood productions.

Speaking to Lori Rosales for Sidewalks Entertainment, Bobby Lashley opened up about past acting opportunities and revealed that he was offered roles in both Mortal Kombat and Stranger Things as well as numerous other projects.

“I did a handful of movies when I was in-between when I fighting for a while, from my first run in WWE to my second run. I did about four or five (movies). Little, small parts. They needed that big bad villain to come in there, and I played that part. Of course, I got killed every time.

“I was offered things afterward. I was offered Mortal Kombat. There was Stranger Things. There were a lot of different ones that I was offered. At the time, I wasn’t really focused on doing that. I was fighting at the time, I was trying to get back in professional wrestling.

Continuing, Bobby Lashley explained that while the timing might not have been right for him to pursue acting in the past, he is interested in an acting future once his time in the squared circle begins to slow down.

“The acting part was something that I was interested in, but I don’t think it was the right timing. When I came back to WWE, I started doing more acting classes, working on that, and now I’m more open to doing it. We have some different projects in line right now. I can see myself kind of moving into a bigger role and doing some more movies when I slow it down in professional wrestling.” (h/t Fightful)

Bobby Lashley Will Compete In A Triple Threat Match For The United States Championship At WWE Survivor Series

Lashley’s in-ring pursuits show no signs of slowing at this point, and on the most recent episode of WWE Raw, it was revealed that he will face both Seth Rollins and Austin Theory in triple threat action for Rollins’ United States Championship at the upcoming WWE Survivor Series.

Bobby Lashley is still enraged at having lost the championship after Brock Lesnar returned to WWE on October 10th and attacked him, delivering multiple F5’s before locking in the Kimura. The damage to Lashley’s arm was so severe that he was unable to apply the Hurt Lock to Rollins during their title bout, and in the end, Rollins became the new champion after a series of Stomps.

Austin Theory, meanwhile, attempted to become United States Champion by cashing in his Money in the Bank contract on November 8th after Rollins had been beaten down by Bobby Lashley. While it looked like Theory would triumph, Rollins kicked out of his initial offense, leaving time for Lashley to once again wreak havoc. With the referee down, Lashley pulled Theory out of the ring and attacked him, applying the Hurt Lock and rendering Theory weakened. In the end, he lost the match to Rollins, adding him to the list of people to unsuccessfully cash in a contract.