Former WWE Champion Bobby Lashley has discussed his struggles with cutting promos and explained how he has worked hard to improve on the mic.
Bobby Lashley has every tool in his locker to be a successful pro wrestler. His size and strength are backed up with a successful college career in amateur wrestling that saw him named as an NAIA All-American for four straight years.
If there was one chink in Lashley’s armour during his first run in WWE it was his work on the microphone. However, The All Mighty one developed a reputation as a talker during his time in IMPACT Wrestling.
Speaking exclusively to Inside the Ropes’ Kenny McIntosh for issue 18 of Inside the Ropes Magazine, Bobby Lashley discussed how despite working hard to improve that aspect of his game, it’s still not something he readily embraces:
“Well, I still don’t embrace it completely right now. It’s hard for me to let go because you have to let go for great promos. I have done some work, I’ve done some acting stuff, and had some acting coaches for quite a while. And that was more just to find me, understand me a little bit more.”
“I wasn’t really worried about failing. I think that’s one thing—I don’t worry about failing anymore. I think that’s the biggest thing for me is you can’t fail. Some of the worst things I’ve done have some of the highest views, you know? So I always look at it as just go out there, do whatever, you can’t go wrong.”
Bobby Lashley also discussed the infamous Battle of The Billionaires at WrestleMania 23 and recalled Donald Trump slapping WWE Chairman Vince McMahon squarely in the face.
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