Bobby Lashley Biography
Bobby Lashley is an American professional wrestler, martial artist, actor, and former United States Army Captain. He is two times ECW World Champion and one-time United States Champion.
Bobby Lashley Early life and Education
Franklin Robert Lashley well-known by his ring name, he was born on 16th July 1976 in Junction City, Kansas. He was born to Clara Lashley and grew up along with his siblings in Kansas.Bobby completed his degree in Human Service Agency Management from Missouri Valley College and joined the United States Army. Regarding his ethnicity, he is African and holds American Nationality.
Bobby Lashley Wrestling Career
Firstly, Bobby started his professional wrestling career in 2004 and signed with World Wrestling Entertainment. He started appearing at live wrestling events such as Raw and SmakDown from 2005. Then, he won three times National Amateur Wrestling Champion, Four times All American Champion, two times Armed Forces Champion and Silver Medalist at the Military World Championship before his first match for United States Champion.
Likewise, Bobby made his entrance in ECW World Championship from 2006-2007. While wrestling at ECW he had successful defenses against Big Show, Rob Van Dam, Test, Hardcore Holly, Kenny Dykstra and Mr. Kennedy and earned ECW World Championship. He was the first African-American man to win the ECW World Championship.
Moreover, Franklin also debuts at the Mixed Fighting Allian Strikeforce, scheduled to make his Strikeforce debut against undefeated heavyweight Shane Del Rosario at Miami. He also signed a three-year contract with Shark Fights and debut against Darrill Schoonover and also signed with Bellator MMA where he debuts against Josh Burns on 5th September 2014 at Bellator 123.
Bobby Lashley Acting Career
Despite Bobby’s wrestling career, Franklin Robert Lashley or Bobby Lashley also featured in movies like Deal or No Deal, The Way of War, Beatdown, Blood Out, Rush Hour, Walk-ins Welcome and also appeared in the music video, Nightmare as well as in Video games such as WWE: SmakDown vs. Raw 2007, WWE: SmakDown vs. Raw 2008 and EA Sports MMA.
Bobby Lashley Personal Life
Bobby Lashley dated Diva Kristal Marshall, a retired professional model and an American model. They gave birth to a daughter, Kyra in 2005 and a son, Myles in 2008. They didn’t married and but broke up in 2010. After getting apart from his girlfriend, he might be dating someone but he has kept his girlfriend and affairs secret.
Bobby Lashley Net worth
Lashley earns the massive amount of money in his career. Being professional wrestler, martial artist, actor, and former United States Army Captain, he has several sources of income by which he finances his living. It is estimated that his current Net worth is around $16 Million.