One of the biggest names in WWE has expressed his disappointment about not wrestling at WrestleMania 39.
The WrestleMania 39 event took place at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles with two nights of action taking place on Saturday and Sunday. Many big names were on the show that was heavily praised by fans around the world, but some big names were left off the card.
Bobby Lashley is a former two-time WWE Champion who is one of the biggest stars in the company and began his WWE run nearly 20 years ago. Lashley was rumored to have a match against the late great Bray Wyatt, but that didn’t happen due to Wyatt’s illness. There were also rumors of Lashley possibly facing rising star LA Knight and that didn’t happen either.
On the night before WrestleMania 39 on March 31st, Lashley won the Andre the Giant Battle Royal, which isn’t considered a big deal anymore since it has been moved off the WrestleMania card.
In an interview with Steve Fall of WrestlingNewsco, Bobby Lashley talked about his disappointment with not being on the WrestleMania 39 card.
“I was beyond disappointed. I’m not gonna say pessimistic disappointed, because I am a kind of chill person. And the thing that disappoints me the most is all the work that I put in, you know. We have live events throughout the year. I’m on all of them. Every one of the pay-per-views. We had some mix ups and change ups. And then next, you know, I’m pulled off the biggest show.”
“It sucked to me, because I have my kids and leading up to it they were like, ‘Dad are we going to Wrestlemania?’ And I was like, ‘Look, yeah, if you guys want to go, I just don’t know if I’m gonna be do anything there. And all the while I was like, ‘There’s no way that’s gonna be. I have to be in WrestleMania. I’ve been in every WrestleMania in my entire career with the WWE, I’ve always been a spotlight match. I have been in every pay-per-view, everything.”
“Then we get closer and closer. And then even the first day, the first day my kids called me up that night. And they’re like, ‘Hey Dad, are you going to be on?’ Because I would have just flew them right in if I was going to be out. They had some stuff going on. And then the next day comes around, and then I saw all kinds of mix-ups. You know, just random people jumping in there.”
Bobby Lashley Called No WWE WrestleMania Match A Low Point In His Career
As he continued, Lashley admitted that being off the WrestleMania 39 card was a tough thing for him to deal with.
“To me, it was probably one of the lowest points of my career. And I think right now I kind of want to make a change. I kind of took more of a heel approach there for a while afterwards, because I needed some redemption for that. And I wanted to take out some of these guys.”
“I left the company for a little while, never said anything bad about the company. I never tried to put down the company. I came back after doing some independents and just getting some different work rates [and] working with some different people. Success in other companies and coming back and the things that I had to go through in order to get back to that chance of winning a world title…we’re still moving forward.”
“I have a great opportunity now, which I’m trying to focus my attention on. And I’d like another world title run. I’m in great shape, I will work my ass off. I’m building a team. I work with other people having good matches when I have an opportunity to have matches. But um, I think that I should and could have another good title run.”
Lashley is currently leading a group on WWE SmackDown with The Street Profits tag team. They don’t have name yet, but they are being featured prominently all the time.