Bobby Lashley reached the top of WWE this week on RAW, a huge moment that took 17 years to get there. When he breached the curtain after his big moment, he had Vince McMahon there to congratulate him.
While speaking to Fox Sports, Bobby Lashley revealed that Vince McMahon grabbed him as soon as he went backstage. The Chairman was very happy for the CEO of the Hurt Business, to say the least.
“When I was able to go through that curtain [after winning the WWE Championship] and give Vince a hug, he grabbed me, and he held me for a while and was like, ‘Man, I’m proud of you.”
“You’re not here to have fun. Vince doesn’t want you here to have fun. Vince wants to get in an argument with you because you’re fighting for something that you want. Vince wants you to step out of the box and do something bigger.”
“Vince wants you to want WrestleMania so much that the crowd forces them to give you that title. I think I started to get into that point this last year, several months definitely. I’ve been mean, man. I’ve been mean. I go out there with a vengeance, and there’s a whole lot of confidence running through me.”
Bobby Lashley certainly wanted to reach the mountaintop in WWE, and it finally happened for him. It took a lot of work and making it through many interesting creative decisions, but the final result saw the All Mighty holding the WWE Title high above his head.