Bobby Lashley Doesn't Want To Go Out Sad, Wants To Coach Or Help Young Guys Following In-Ring Career

Bobby Lashley will know when it's time to hang it up.

At the age of 45, Lashley is doing arguably the best work of his career as he won the WWE Championship in 2021 and is looking to get the belt back in a clash with Brock Lesnar at WWE Royal Rumble.

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Appearing on the Ringer Wrestling podcast, Lashley discussed his future and when he might possibly hang it up.

"I always told myself this, because I still have aspirations to throw some blows in the cage or doing a bareknuckle fight, I still have aspirations for that before completely turning in my gloves and wrestling shoes. I always told my wrestling partners and training partners and coaches this; don't let me be out there being an old man in this stuff. You see those fighters that are past their prime and just want one more fight and you see them out there and they are rickety and trying to throw punches and get knocked out. It's sad. The guys who are in the ring and they can't even move. It's sad. You remember that person from when they can do everything and then it's Superman with Kryptonite and trying to fight back. I don't want to be that guy. Once I can't give you 100% of everything I have, I'm gonna take a back step and I'm going to do something else. I'm going to do some coaching or help some of the younger guys. I'm not going to be one of those guys who are rickety trying to hang on to my youth. I'm going to be sitting on the beach, doing yoga, just enjoying life and spending time with my kids," said Lashley.

Lashley is five years away from hitting 50 and that might be the cut-off point for him, but not if he feels the way he feels right now.

"I'll know when it's time to say when, but I'm far from there. I'm looking at the years and looking at what I believe I can do and I'm like, 'I don't believe I should be wrestling when I'm 50 years old,' but I feel so good now that I don't know. If I'm feeling as good as I feel now, two years from now, there is no reason why I can't. If my appearance fades or I can't keep on the weight or run with these kids the way they are coming up, I'll take note of that. Right now, I'm 100% and I think I can run through anybody on the roster right now," he said.

Lashley earned a shot at the WWE Championship by winning a fatal four-way bout that also included Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins, and Big E.

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