Bobby Lashley - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 24, 2022

Bobby Lashley
Nick Name: The Boss, The Dominator
Profession: Wrestler, Mixed martial artist (MMA)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $4 million

Personal Details

Born on : July 16, 1976 (age 47)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Franklin Roberto Lashley
Birth Place: Junction City, Kansas, USA
Horoscope: Cancer
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: Clara Lashley
Siblings: 3

Kathy Lashley (sister)
Frances Lashley (sister)
Jessica Lashley (sister)

High School: Junction City High School
University: Missouri Valley College
Ethnicity: African-American
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Children: 3

Kyra (daughter)
Myles (son)
Naomi (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.91 meter (6 feet 3 inch)
Weight: 118 kg (260.15 lb)
Hair Color: Bald
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)

Education, Ethnicity

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's children - posted June 2019 (Instagram)

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."

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Bobby Lashley – Career

College 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.

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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.

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Bobby Lashley (WWE)


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). 

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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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