On the March 1 episode of WWE Raw, Bobby Lashley will face The Miz for the WWE Championship.
Lashley is a former ECW Champion, has participated in one of the biggest WrestleMania matches of all-time, and has been the top guy in IMPACT Wrestling. But he's never held the WWE Title.
That could change if he defeats the Miz on Raw, and he believes he's ready to carry the ball for the company.
"When you open up Twitter and start seeing that stuff, when the match was announced, it's one of those things where you get your phone and you're like, 'Let's see what they say about this.' And you click on it," he said. "Of course, you're going to have your naysayers because the naysayers are always there. That's why the business stays around and that what keeps you working and working hard and keeps you humble because of the people who go, 'You suck!' 'All right, I do kind of suck a little bit, whatever.' You just have to play with them. Ultimately, with the support, I think a lot of people know that I have paid my dues, and when you talk about a WWE champion and everything you put in there, I think I check all the boxes," he said with confidence. "Can you send this guy around the world and have him represent your company in a very professional manner? If you watch Raw, we come in looking clean. The suits I throw together and the way that I walk—we're trying to steal the show without even wrestling. Even what I bring to the table: a military background, I graduated college with honors, single father doing my thing and still being able to train and fight. Every aspect of a champion. I check every one of those boxes, and I think everyone understands that. Even though I walk around and do bad things, people know I'm the man, and I have the opportunity to do some big things in this company," Lashley told Bleacher Report.
Lashley had the opportunity to win the WWE Title at Backlash 2020, but ultimately fell short in his match against Drew McIntyre.
Lashley cited his run as IMPACT World Champion as giving him the confidence to know he can be the top guy anywhere.
"There's no question in my mind whether I should be on top or not," Lashley said. "Some people already know it. You see Roman [Reigns] walk out there as the head of the table. He can't even look down his chin is so high up. He has that confidence because he's been in those matches with The Undertaker and Brock and all these different people. Same with Drew. Drew's the same way. Drew can't even see people that are under 6'5" because he's so high up right now, and he knows what he's capable of doing. Not everybody has that."
Lashley defeated Braun Strowman on the February 22 episode of WWE Raw to keep his bout against Miz a singles contest.
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