Bobby Lashley Reveals He Was Once Offered A Role In Video Game-Inspired Movie

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Bobby Lashley would’ve been in a big video-game remake movie but declined it due to “timing”.

Between 2009 and 2011, Bobby Lashley was involved in multiple projects. His MMA career was taking off and he was also wrestling on the independent scene. Because he wasn’t tied down to one place and one line of work, Lashley was able to pursue different projects independently.

It was around that time that he first got cast in small roles for small films. However, he was also offered a role for something bigger: a film version of Mortal Kombat.

Speaking to Sidewalk Entertainment, Bobby Lashley explained why he turned that role down despite it being the biggest casting offer he had at the time:

“I did a handful of movies when I was in-between when I fighting for a while, from my first run in WWE to my second run. I did about four or five (movies). Little, small parts. They needed that big bad villain to come in there, and I played that part. Of course, I got killed every time.

I was offered things afterward. I was offered Mortal Kombat. There was Stranger Things. There were a lot of different ones that I was offered. At the time, I wasn’t really focused on doing that. I was fighting at the time, I was trying to get back in professional wrestling.

The acting part was something that I was interested in, but I don’t think it was the right timing. When I came back to WWE, I started doing more acting classes, working on that, and now I’m more open to doing it.

We have some different projects in line right now. I can see myself kind of moving into a bigger role and doing some more movies when I slow it down in professional wrestling.”

Bobby Lashley has appeared in four films so far: The Way of War, Beatdown, Blood Out, and Walk-ins Welcome.

This coming Saturday at Survivor Series on November 26th, Lashley will try to regain the United States Title from Seth “Freakin” Rollins in a triple threat match also involving Austin Theory.