From Rob Van Dam to Aleister Black, WWE Superstars Who Have Beaten Bobby Lashley at WrestleMania

Published 03/30/2021, 10:23 AM EDT
WWE wrestler Bobby Lashley and Donald Trump get the crowd pumped up for the main event of the night “Hair vs. Hair” Donald Trump vs. Vince McMahon during WrestleMania 23 at Detroit’s Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan on April 1, 2007. (Photo by Leon Halip/WireImage)


WWE Champion Bobby Lashley is all set to fight in the fifth WrestleMania of his career this year. The multi-time champion is famous at WrestleMania for his staunch rivalry with Vince McMahon and his passion for delivering some amazing matches to the fans.

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However, his WrestleMania record is rather unfortunate, as he has only one win to date. Let’s look at all of his WrestleMania appearances.

WrestleMania 22 – MITB Ladder Match

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It all started with WM 22. The second match in the event was between Rob Van Dam, Shelton Benjamin, Ric Flair, Finlay, and Bobby Lashley. It was an inter-promotional (and the second-ever) Money in the Bank Ladder match. Both RAW and SmackDown organized qualifying matches to compete for the last event at WrestleMania.

From the RAW roster, Rob Van Dam defeated Trevor Murdoch, Shelton Benjamin defeated Chavo Guerrero, and Ric Flair defeated Carlito.

While on the Blue Brand, Finlay defeated Bobby Lashley, and Matt Hardy defeated Road Warrior Animal. However, Lashley won a “last chance battle royal” to qualify for WrestleMania.

Lashley’s performance in the match was promising; however, he failed to grab the coveted briefcase as Van Dam walked away with it after pushing Shelton Benjamin and Matt Hardy off a ladder.

WrestleMania 23 – Battle of the Billionaires

The bout Lashley faced at WrestleMania 23 remains memorable for a handful of reasons. It was what WWE calls the infamous “Battle of the Billionaires”.

It was a fight between the chairman of WWE, Vince McMahon, and former President of the United States, Donald Trump.

Lashley was a part of Trump’s team, while McMahon pitted Umaga against him. ‘Stone Cold‘ Steve Austin served as the guest referee. Lashley speared Umaga and pinned him to walk away with the match.

Following the victory, Trump, Austin, and Lashley shaved off Vince McMahon’s head as per the stipulation.

WrestleMania 35 – Bobby Lashley vs Finn Balor

In his third WrestleMania stint (and the first one after his return), Lashley, accompanied by manager Lio Rush, defended the Intercontinental Championship against Finn Balor in his “Demon” persona.

Although Lashley was in spectacular form, he failed to capitalize on the momentum. His two spears on Balor fell blank and ultimately, Balor turned the tides in his favor and regained the title following a Coupe De Grace.

WrestleMania 36 – Bobby Lashley vs Aleister Black

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Lashley’s WrestleMania 36 was a chapter he’d like to forget pretty soon. The ‘Ravishing Russian’ Lana accompanied him for the singles match against Aleister Black.

Scheduled on the second night of the two-day WrestleMania, Lashley’s Spear failed to provide him with the desired result and Black defeated him via his signature move, the Black Mass.

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Lashley will participate in his fifth WrestleMania and his first one as the WWE Champion. Do you think he can defeat Drew McIntyre to reign supreme? Let us know in the comments below.

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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