Bobby Lashley appeared on a recent episode of Submission Radio, discussing developments in his MMA and professional wrestling career. Of particular interest to wrestling fans were his comments regarding TNA’s current situation with Destination America. As previously reported by Inquisitr, it is widely speculated that the cable network will stop carrying TNA’s flagship program Impact Wrestling later this year. While Lashley indicated he is not involved in matters regarding the company’s television contract negotiations, he did share his opinion on the working relationship between the aforementioned entities.
“I’m sure they’re going to be able to reach an agreement; reach a deal where they’re going to have a home, and they’re going to be there for a long time” Lashley said in comments transcribed by Ringside News. “If they leave Destination America I think it would be a shame because of the amount of talent that we have on that show. I mean for the people that watch TNA, they know the kind of talent … I don’t see it happening. It’d be ridiculous for them to part ways. If anybody leaves, it’s going to be TNA leaving to go somewhere else.”
It’s worth noting that former TNA wrestler Frankie Kazarian discussed his time with the company during his appearance on The PWI Podcast last week, stating that communication between TNA’s front office and their talent is an ongoing problem in the company. He added that wrestlers often have to turn to sources outside of the company to learn what is going inside TNA.
Lashley was also asked if he would consider ever returning to WWE and while he erred on the side of brevity, his answer was enough to send the imaginations of fans running wild. He left WWE back in 2008 due to frustrations with the company’s creative division.
“Sure,” Lashley said when presented with the question of whether or not he’d be open to one more run with WWE.
The question of a jump to WWE is one that seems inevitable during any discussion with the men and women of TNA’s roster. Nick Aldis — better known to wrestling fans as TNA’s Magnus — addressed this very subject in an interview with WrestlingINC earlier this year, explaining that it’s difficult to answer such questions publicly without being misconstrued or misperceived.
While Bobby Lashley’s answer was succinct, the mere possibility that Bellator’s biggest attraction might someday be on the same talent-rich WWE roster as former UFC champion Brock Lesnar provides wide-eyed wrestling aficionados with a formidable dream match scenario, indeed.
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