Former WWE Champion Bobby Lashley has claimed that WWE don’t have any “serious competition” although he admits that it’s a good time to be a wrestling fan.
As 2021 winds to a close, Bobby Lashley can reflect on what has arguably been the most impressive year of his career. The All-Mighty has held WWE Championship gold, performed at WrestleMania and clashed with legends.
Heading into Survivor Series, the former World Champion is preparing to try and carry Team Raw to victory against SmackDown at the legendary event.
Speaking ahead of the show, Lashley was asked about the current landscape of professional wrestling. While WWE remains the top dog in the sports entertainment, the continued rise of AEW has led many to wonder whether the company will eventually provide a sustained challenge to the Vince McMahon led giants.
In conversation with DAZN, Lashley said that while it’s a good time to be a wrestling fan, WWE doesn’t face any serious competition.
“I think it’s great right now. I think there’s a lot of competition. I think we’re doing some big things, and we’re moving into a big season for us, with some big news coming around. I think that it’s a good time to be a wrestling fan, and it’s a good time for a wrestler with a good time to step up for everyone. Everybody always says competition is good. I don’t think really we have any serious competition. But the fans like it, the fans like the fact that there are other things going on that forces us to step up.”
After initially being left out of Team Raw for Survivor Series, Bobby Lashley won his way into the match by demolishing Dominik Mysterio. The younger Mysterio had originally been selected but was forced to defend his spot of WWE Official Adam Pearce.
On the most recent episode of Raw, Lashley was back in action defeating Rey Mysterio who he will be teaming with on November 21st.