It took a while, but Bobby Lashley is finally WWE Champion.
Now that he’s sitting on top of the mountain, Lashley will take on Drew McIntyre this Sunday at Hell in a Cell and if he wins, the Scotsman won’t be able to challenge him again during his reign.
So who would be next? SummerSlam is just two months away and it will be WWE’s first crowded stadium show since the pandemic shut down the world early last year.
Could Brock Lesnar finally come back? Could we finally get the dream match between two legitimate tough guys we’ve always wanted?
Speaking to talkSPORT, Lashley said he thinks now is the best chance he has ever had in this game.
“It could be, it could be,” Lashley replied when asked about Lesnar at SummerSlam. “You never know. Normally when he comes back it’s for a reason and it’s that big shiny golden belt.
“For now, I have it. If there was a chance, if there was a time when he would want to come back, this would be the perfect time. And I am always ready. Is this the moment yet? We do not know.
Lesnar is yet to sign with WWE after letting his contract expire after WrestleMania 36. However, with the world opening up and fans returning, he is expected to return at some point.
Lashley is an impressive 15-2 inside the Octagon and finished his MMA run on an eight-game winning streak with five of them at Bellator.
Lesnar is, of course, a former UFC heavyweight champion. Could the pair meet in a Fight Pit match or some sort of MMA variant in WWE?
“You’re a reservation fantasy, huh?” [laughs]. I would, I would. We could do something special and different, especially in a cage. There are a lot of different possibilities with Brock and me.
So, is Lashley done with the fighting? Now 44, he has just reached the top of WWE and must devote all of his time to being the best player in the business.
It’s a place he longs for, but his competitive spirit wants him to fight too. Maybe even in a boxing ring …
“For me, I train the same way. I train a bit for combat when I have a fight, but I train the same. So for now I’m definitely focusing on wrestling because once you start focusing on other things you can lose the title.
“I’m just focusing on wrestling right now and I think I have the ability to hold onto this title for a long time, so I don’t know if there will be an opportunity to do something else. If there was a chance, I’m more than up for it.
“I think about the fact that when you can’t do something anymore, you can’t do something anymore. I don’t want to get to the point where I can’t do things. And since I can still do that, I would love to be able to go out and fight.
“This competitive spirit makes you want to do everything. I also thought about getting into boxing, I practiced a bit for that. I still like to fight. It is also a possibility.
Discover WWE Hell in a Cell this Sunday, June 20 on the WWE or BT Sport network from 1 a.m.