Watching Miz try to duck the match all night wasn’t exactly the greatest sports story ever told, but that doesn’t mean Bobby Lashley’s WWE title win isn’t worth celebrating.
Almost 16 years after his debut in the company, Lashley became the third Black man to hold the WWE championship, achieving the company’s Triple Crown in the process. At 44 years old, he’s the second oldest person to win the title after his boss, Vince McMahon. Lashley’s held a brand/company’s top prize in three different decades – the ECW championship in 2006 – 2007, the TNA/Impact title multiple times in 2010s, and now the WWE belt in 2021.
For all those reasons, Bobby’s peers were singing his praises on social media after he beat Miz on the Mar. 1 Raw. Starting with his former WWE hype man…
While Lio Rush was getting back into his old chant, lots of others joined in…
Nobody tries to put you right THROUGH the ring quite like Bobby Lashley.
Now, get a cat already and you’ll be on the absolute top of the world.
— Kevin (@FightOwensFight) March 2, 2021
I’m so incredibly happy for a man I’ve called friend for over 15 years. Congrats @fightbobby! You damn sure earned this!!
— Hurricane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) March 2, 2021
That’s our Bobby. Congrats big man!