Bobby Lashley Talks Near-Death Experience During Bank Robbery

Matt Boone

The following is an excerpt from a press release posted on WrestleZone’s official mixed-martial arts website, Sherdog.com, where former WWE star-turned-MMA-fighter Bobby Lashley discusses a near death experience:

(PRESS RELEASE) — Bobby Lashley’s life nearly ended in 2003.

“It was a day like any other,” Lashley recalled. “I was still focused on my amateur wrestling career when I walked into my local bank in Colorado Springs to take care of some business. And then suddenly – directly behind my head – exploded the sound of gunfire. It was an armed robbery and I was precisely between the gunmen and the money. If you watch a slow motion replay of the bank’s security cameras, you can actually see a small cloud of gun powder just behind my head.”

The ex-WWE superstar and current MMA heavyweight prospect gazed skyward as he remembered his near-death experience – and his life-changing realization:

“If I had died then,” he slowly spoke, “there would’ve been so many dreams unfulfilled. So many goals and aspirations gone forever – dead on arrival. And that’s why I’m in the Mixed Martial Arts. Before I die, I wanna be the heavyweight champion of the world. That’s my dream.”

Check out the full release on Sherdog.com today at this link.

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