Lashley regained the gold by defeating Theory at WWE Money in the Bank, and he’s gearing up for another defense against Ciampa on the August 8 episode of WWE RAW.
In an interview with Rick Ucchino and the Bleav in Pro Wrestling Podcast during the SummerSlam media tour, “The All Mighty” emphasized how he’s proud to be the United States Champion, and as he continues to thrive in WWE, he keeps living the dream. He also noted that he has another world title run in him, but he’s enjoying his run with the United States Championship.
“I’m the champion of the United States. I think that’s a huge honor,” Lashley said on the Bleav in Pro Wrestling Podcast. “Everything that I win and everything that I do is just, it’s a dream come true. I’m living the dream man. I’m able to come back and wrestle right now, at my age, and I’m still able to do it. I still feel great. I’m still winning titles. I’m still able to advance with the business and everything is just going great for me right now. This title is something that is very important to me, because it gives me an opportunity to kind of help raise the roster and help elevate some of the other guys that are on the roster. Do I have another World title run in my future? 100 percent, but right now there’s a lot of things going on.”
Lashley has already defended the gold against Theory. Beyond his match with Ciampa on Monday night, a number of compelling clashes are likely on the horizon. Further out in the distance, many fans are already envisioning a battle between Lashley and WWE Intercontinental Champion Gunther, potentially at WWE Survivor Series. When asked about this possibilty, Lashley made it clear that facing “The Ring General” would be the kind of fight he likes, and he knows people want to see it.
“I love a fight. And he’s on my radar, of course. He’s been doing some good things and I like him. I like his energy. I like his attitude. I mean, that to me is a fight that I like. That’s the kind of thing that I like. Those are things that I’m here for,” Lashley said. “Ever since he’s been in, everybody’s been talking to me. I’ve been getting tweets of Gunter, Gunter, Gunther, and I’ve been watching this guy. So I think it would be a good opportunity for us to kind of like mingle, get a little match in.”
The full interview is available here.