Bobby Lashley - Biography
Last Modified: Oct 24, 2022
|Born on :||July 16, 1976 (age 46)|
|Birth Name /
|Franklin Roberto Lashley|
|Birth Place:||Junction City, Kansas, USA|
|Mother's Name:||Clara Lashley|
Kathy Lashley (sister)
|High School:||Junction City High School|
|University:||Missouri Valley College|
|Height:||1.91 meter (6 feet 3 inch)|
|Weight:||118 kg (260.15 lb)|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size:||12 US|
|Bicep Size:||18 inch|
|Chest Size:||46 inch|
|Waist Size:||32 inch|
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Who is Bobby Lashley?
Bobby Lashley, born Franklin Roberto Lashley, is a wrestler, mixed martial artist by profession, and American by nationality. He is currently signed to WWE and performs on the Raw brand.
Bobby Lashley – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings
Bobby Lashley’s birth took place on July 16, 1976, in Junction City, Kansas, USA. He was born Franklin Roberto Lashley to his mother Clara Lashley and his father, who was a drill sergeant in the U.S. Army.
When he was 14 years old, Bobby Lashley divorced his mother and left the family. He is not the only child of his parents and has three older siblings – sisters Kathy Lashley, Frances Lashley, and Jessica Lashley.
Bobby Lashley with his mother (Instagram)
For education, he attended Junction City High School and after graduation enrolled at Missouri Valley College. He graduated in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in human-service agency management and recreation administration.
His ethnicity is African-American.
Bobby Lashley – Girlfriend, Wife, Children
Bobby Lashley has never been married and is sans wife. However, he is the father of three children. He welcomed his daughter Kyra in 2005 with a mystery girlfriend.
He went on to date WWE Diva Kristal Marshall. The couple welcomed two children together, son Myles in July 2008 and daughter Naomi in 2011. Marshall revealed in April 2010 that they had in fact broken up.
Bobby Lashley – Controversial affair
In October 2019, official WWE fellow WWE star Lana, real name Catherine Joy Perry, posted a picture with Lashley in bed together. Lana had recently left her "in-ring" husband Rusev (real name Miroslav Barnyashev).
The post received much criticism calling "This storyline is pathetic", and "cringy."
Bobby Lashley – Career
After Lashley was introduced to wrestling when he was in seventh grade. He played wrestling from high school to college. In 1996, 1997, and 1998, he was the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Wrestling Champion.
After graduation, he followed his father into the army and competed in amateur wrestling in the Army's World Class Athlete Program. But in 2003, while training in Colorado Springs to qualify for Team USA to wrestle at the 2004 Olympic Games, Bobby Lashley was in an accident.
He witnessed a bank robbery during which he suffered an injury. The injury needed surgery that ended his amateur career.
In November 2004 Bobby Lashley signed with WWE and was assigned to the development territory Ohio Valley Wrestling. Between 2005 and 2006 he appeared in both Raw and SmackDown! And fought against Simon Dean, Orlando Jordan, Sylvain, and Rob Van Dam.
From 2006 to 2007 he played in the ECW brand and returned to WWE’s Raw in 2007. Since then Bobby Lashley has had appearances in World League Wrestling, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's Lockdown, X Division Championship, TNA Championship Series tournament, IGF Championship, and TNA World Heavyweight Championship.
Lashley returned to WWE in April 2018. He is also known for his career in mixed martial arts and has signed with Strikeforce (2010–2011), Titan Fighting Championship (2011, 2013), Shark Fights (2011–2012), and Bellator MMA (2014–2018).
Bobby Lashley also had appearances in films The Way of War (2009), Blood Out (2011), and Rush Hour (2016).
Bobby Lashley – Net Worth, Salary
His net worth is estimated to be $4 million while there have been no estimates on his annual salary.
Bobby Lashley – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
On social media, Bobby Lashley is active on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with thousands of followers.
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