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Jeff Crow
04-24-2009, 03:44 AM
I just seen that Bobby Lashley has made a return of some sorts to wrestling. He appeared at a TNA wrestling show.

I don't really think this was too smart of a move to help out his MMA career.

In defense I guess he hasn't signed any contract so he can still compete in MMA. It may just be a favor to Kurt Angle to help out that promotion with a few special appearances.

Whats everyone else think?

Here's a link to some of the story.

http://www.5thround.com/04232009/news/3292/bobby-lashley-back-in-pro-wrestling/

J.B.
04-24-2009, 03:55 AM
I didn't know Lashley is fighting Bob Sapp, that actually might be interesting to watch.

It don't really bother me if he gets back into pro-wrestling, but it does make me wonder how serious he really is about pursuing MMA at the highest level. Pro-Wrestling can be pretty physically demanding with a high potential for injury, and I'm not sure that many MMA promoters would be thrilled if he was actively performing in TNA in the weeks leading up to a big fight. Then again, we don't really know anything about what role, if any, he is actually going to have at this point.

While we are on the subject, TNA kinda sucks in my opinion.

rearnakedchoke
04-24-2009, 01:07 PM
maybe not the smartest move, but it is keeping his name in the papers which is always a good thing ... bob sapp eh ...

logrus
04-24-2009, 01:40 PM
TNA has done it in the past, they either bring in a big time name just to hype the show or they drop a name over and over.

For ages TNA talked about Jericho coming to TNA but he said numerously h ewasnt interested in wrestling and if he was it was only for WWE.

Crisco
04-24-2009, 03:12 PM
He could be running low on cash... He hasn't made much money fighting and without a decent contract he may not be grabbing sponsors.

Jeff Crow
04-24-2009, 07:01 PM
I don't know that he would need the money unless he spent what he made in the WWE which I imagine was a good bit. Although he could probably make a good bit by just making appearances and not even have to wrestle and their schedule in TNA is very light so he wouldn't be traveling alot for a bunch of shows. I still believe Kurt Angle has a lot to do with him going there. Maybe there is hopes of him and Kurt having a MMA match down the line. I think it would be a pretty good draw.

I do have the same question as JB about his seriousness in pursuing a MMA career. I think he is, just hope this doesn't take away from his training and focus. Sapp should be a good test for him with their styles.

Crisco
04-24-2009, 07:08 PM
Sapp will def be a test or him.

VCURamFan
04-24-2009, 08:03 PM
Sapp will def be a test or him.Yeah, it'll be the first time he's faced somebody his own size.

logrus
04-24-2009, 08:50 PM
Sapp will def be a test or him.

I don't think so, I see Sapp gassing out big time then Bobby finishing him off.

Crisco
04-24-2009, 08:56 PM
I don't think so, I see Sapp gassing out big time then Bobby finishing him off.

I just think Bobbu had more trouble with Guida then he should have and Sapp is bigger then Guida and is maybe a better fighter too.

J.B.
04-25-2009, 12:26 AM
Bob is not the same ol' Sapp he was originally. (pun intended)

Seriously though, Bob has always been lacking in the skills department, but he has been in there with some pretty solid talent, and he does have a lot of power. I actually think this could be a great fight, and I think it's a pretty good litmus test for Lashley right now.

I will definitely watch this fight.

VCURamFan
04-25-2009, 02:27 AM
Bob is not the same ol' Sapp he was originally. (pun intended)

Seriously though, Bob has always been lacking in the skills department, but he has been in there with some pretty solid talent, and he does have a lot of power. I actually think this could be a great fight, and I think it's a pretty good litmus test for Lashley right now.

I will definitely watch this fight.I agree. I think it'll be great a lot of fun to see.

Chris F
04-25-2009, 04:45 AM
TNA has a light schedule and allows him more freedom to train and compete in MMA. Besides pro wrestling is major cardio.

Jason 16
04-25-2009, 05:58 AM
mabe mma is such a huge paycut he cant drop pro wrestling all togeather just yet

Tyburn
04-26-2009, 09:20 PM
I just seen that Bobby Lashley has made a return of some sorts to wrestling. He appeared at a TNA wrestling show.

I don't really think this was too smart of a move to help out his MMA career.

In defense I guess he hasn't signed any contract so he can still compete in MMA. It may just be a favor to Kurt Angle to help out that promotion with a few special appearances.

Whats everyone else think?

Here's a link to some of the story.

http://www.5thround.com/04232009/news/3292/bobby-lashley-back-in-pro-wrestling/


I actually saw the episode where he came back...that stinks...he cant be involved in both...he needs to chose one or the other