WWE Champion Bobby Lashley Sends an Emotional Message to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Published 03/05/2021, 6:45 AM EST


Bobby Lashley has become the face of inspiration for millions around the world by finally winning the WWE Championship, the pinnacle of achievement in the business, for the first time since his career nearly two decades ago. 

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He now joins men like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kofi Kingston in the anvils of representation and intends on carrying that banner proudly throughout his reign. 

MVP believes that Lashley is the face that will inspire a lot of young fans, and Dwayne Johnson agreed. However, the real heartwarming moment was when Bobby Lashley thanked The Rock for being his inspiration on Twitter. 

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The Rock was one of the most popular characters alongside Stone Cold Steve Austin back in the Attitude Era when WWE’s product was at its peak. His emergence into the spotlight guaranteed WWE of star power and a face to run the place. 

‘The Brahma Bull’ redefined promo work and his talent on the mic in front of a live audience was absolutely flawless, and fans still eagerly await his verbal smackdowns when he returns every now and then.

The Rock was on one side of the WWE’s greatest rivalry of all time, where he feuded with Stone Cold for 4 years at WrestleMania, setting the stage for a massive build-up. 

His work in the industry was revolutionary. Chris Jericho, a man who is regarded by many as the best mic worker of all time, named The Rock as the man for that title.

Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, enters the ring to talk smack about his upcoming opponent John Cena during the WWE Raw event at Rose Garden arena in Portland, Ore., Monday February 27th, 2012. (Photo by Chris Ryan/Corbis via Getty Images)

WWE has benefited from Bobby Lashley, MVP, and The Hurt Business

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Bobby Lashley has been working the majority of his professional wrestling career to get where he is now. From conquering ECW 13 years ago, he finally returned to fulfill his destiny much like Drew McIntyre when he won the Championship last year. 

As a character, WWE has done a splendid job bulling up Lashley and The Heart Business. From being the butt end of a lot of criticism last year when Raw was down in the dumps, the faction has grown to be a fan favorite and is only rising in popularity.

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MVP’s influence on the members is certainly commendable and you have to give him credit for Lashley’s victory. His work as a manager and mentor has really paid off and WWE has found the golden combination to their problems on Raw with him, Lashley, and the rest of The Hurt Business. 

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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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