“He Picked Me Up and Dumped Me” – Jeff Cobb Recalls When He Experienced Bobby Lashley’s Superhuman Strength During Sparring

Published 06/18/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
TOKYO,JAPAN – JUNE 29: Bobby Lashley enters the ring during the WWE Live Tokyo at Ryogoku Kokugikan on June 29, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)


Bobby Lashley is the ‘All-Mighty’ WWE Champion. In fact, he has been the most dominant wrestler since the time he first stepped foot in a wrestling ring. Not just a wrestling ring, but Lashley also ascertained his dominance on the wrestling mat. And NJPW wrestler Jeff Cobb experienced it first hand.

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Bobby Lashley left Jeff Cobb in awe of his strength

During a virtual signing with Highspots Wrestling Network, Jeff Cobb talked about the time he mat wrestled Bobby Lashley. Cobb revealed he and Lashley are alumni’s of Missouri Valley College. However, Cobb was still in college while Lashley had already become an alumni.

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PARIS, FRANCE – MAY 19: Bobby Lashley attends WWE Live AccorHotels Arena Popb Paris Bercy on May 19, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)

Cobb recalled the ‘Dominator’ returned to college for Homecoming. This is when Lashley strayed into the wrestling gym and mat wrestled with a young Jeff Cobb.

He recalled, “I wrestled Bobby Lashley once, when I was still in college. We went to the same college and he came back one year for Homecoming and he came in our wrestling room and I wrestled with him and I was like, ‘Man, this dude is so strong.'”

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Cobb also shared how Lashley literally dumped his 200lbs body. He said, “This is when he had the U.S. Title when he was feuding with [Fit] Finlay. Yeah, and I was like 200 pounds at that time, maybe. But yeah, he was – I won’t say what happened but eventually, he picked me up and dumped me and he was a strong, strong boy.” H/t Post Wrestling

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Bobby Lashley is undoubtedly one of the strongest and legit fighters out there. The man is not just a pro wrestler, but also has extensive experience in amateur wrestling and professional MMA. The best part is Lashley has been successful in every sport he’s been a part of.


The ‘All-Mighty’ WWE Champion has already shown his freakish strength to the WWE Universe. This Sunday, he will showcase his devious side as he steps into the Hell in a Cell structure against the ‘Scottish Warrior’ Drew McIntyre.

One thing is for sure, Lashley and McIntyre’s strength is a lot for even the Hell in a Cell structure to handle!

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Ishan Chavan

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Ishan Chavan is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Being a Journalism graduate, Ishan has over six years of experience in the Media Production Industry, having worked with Viacom 18's streaming platform, Voot. A wrestling fan since childhood, Ishan's favorite wrestlers are Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Chris Jericho as he feels these three have the perfect blend of wrestling and promo skills, especially Jericho.

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