Speaking ahead of his WWE Championship clash against Goldberg at SummerSlam, Bobby Lashley was in bullish mood.
After winning the WWE Title on March 1st, Bobby Lashley has run roughshod over Monday Night RAW. The All-Mighty, with MVP by his side, has already defeated The Miz, Braun Strowman, Kofi Kingston and former champion Drew McIntyre on multiple occasions.
In conversation with Scott Fishman of TV Insider, Lashley pulled no punches when looking ahead to his next title defence. The champion said that he can throw his challenger around for as long as he needs to.
“I have a lot of respect for Goldberg for what he has done in his career. It really doesn’t matter if Goldberg is in shape or ready or can do a longer match. That is irrelevant. It was like the last pay-per-view I was in. It didn’t matter if Kofi was in shape or ready to have a long match. It was just me beating him up for however long I wanted to beat him up. It’s the same thing here. He can take a break and relax because the outcome will be the same. Me kicking his ass for as long I want to kick his ass. If it’s 10, 15, 20, 30 minutes, I can throw him around for as long as I need to do it.”
Lashley’s fighting mood also extended to matters outside of the ring. Since April, WWE have released over 40 Superstars as they continue to trim down their talent roster. The cuts have naturally led to speculation around locker room morale.
When asked about the atmosphere backstage, the former MMA star said that the feeling is good, before adding that “WWE is never going to be beaten.”
“I think the feeling is good. We get tested with so many things. Everyone will say, “This is it. This is the downfall of WWE.” It’s never going to be. We have so much talent in WWE. WWE is never going to be beaten or contested. It’s always going to be the flagship of professional wrestling. That’s never going to change.”
Goldberg and Lashley clashed during their final face to face meeting on RAW before their showdown in Las Vegas. After MVP and Goldberg traded insults, Lashley tried to cheap shot the former Universal Champion, only to get a Spear for his troubles.