WWE Champion Bobby Lashley Calls Randy Orton the “Greatest Wrestler in the History of Wrestling”

Published 03/03/2021, 1:02 PM EST


Bobby Lashley made history by becoming the 53rd WWE Champion on the latest epode of Monday Night Raw. He managed to finally get his hands on The Miz after frustrating attempts to escape and managed to pull off the steamroll victory. 

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It has taken Lashley nearly 20 years to get where he is now and his world championship win was a long time coming. Every Superstar has someone who they consider the best, and the Lashley seems to have his choice as well.

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“Probably the greatest wrestler in the history of wrestling,” said ‘The All Mighty’, when asked about Randy Orton in an interview with FOX Sports.

Lashley has a lot of respect for ‘The Viper’ for his achievements and the way he has worked at the top level for all these years. Randy Orton is certainly one of the best, having held 14 World Championships in WWE throughout his career. 

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 01: WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton attends the WrestleMania 30 press conference at the Hard Rock Cafe New York on April 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/FilmMagic)

Behind Ric Flair and John Cena, both with 16 reigns each, Orton is tied with Triple H. This makes him among the top 4 of the most decorated WWE Superstars of all time. 

Without a shadow of a doubt, we will see Bobby Lashley vs Randy Orton somewhere down the line, and it will surely be nothing short of a spectacle. 

HOUSTON – APRIL 05: Randy Orton makes his way to the ring for his match with Triple H for the WWE Championship belt at “WrestleMania 25” at the Reliant Stadium on April 5, 2009 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/WireImage)

Bobby Lashley is confident he can beat Drew McIntyre and Brock Lesnar

Even though he came up short during an attempt to win the WWE Championship last year from Drew McIntyre, Lashley has immense respect for what ‘The Scottish Psychopath’ has done so far.

“Drew has been one of the most dominant WWE Champions in history. In history. He’s definitely a force to be reckoned with, and to have a match against Drew would be just incredible,” said Lashley.

However, Lashley is convinced that he can beat McIntyre, and also one ton to call out his dream nemesis- Brock Lesnar.

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“Another person, ‘The Beast.’ Where is he? Is he trapped in the woods somewhere? Is he hiding, is he ready for his big return? Like, where you at, bro? Everybody knows. You know. I know. Drew knows. Everybody knows that when Brock comes back, there’s gonna be a lot to answer to, and I welcome it,” said Lashley. 

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 11: WWE champion Brock Lesnar is introduced at a WWE news conference at T-Mobile Arena on October 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lesnar will face former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and WWE wrestler Braun Strowman will take on heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury at the WWE’s Crown Jewel event at Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 31. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The WWE Champion feels now is as good a time as any to have that big showdown he has always wanted with Lesnar. He is also confident that he can slaw ‘The Beast Incarnate’. 

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“We’ll see if ‘The Beast’ comes back out to play,” concluded Lashley, rather boldly. Undoubtedly, from his cozy residence, Brock Lesnar is eagerly watching, waiting for the right moment to blindside the proud Champion. 

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Luke Dias

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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