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 Credits WWE Hall of Famer For Getting Him Into Pro Wrestling
Recently on "SHAK Wrestling," Bobby "The All Mighty" Lashley was informed of some praise that Kurt Angle gave him about their March 2015 match on "IMPACT Wrestling." In the match, Angle defeated Lashley for the TNA World title, but Angle said that this match gave him the confidence to continue his in-ring career until he retired in 2019.
"That is awesome, and a huge compliment," Lashley responded. "Kurt was the one who opened the doors and kinda got me into professional wrestling from the beginning. I've always had a huge amount of respect and admiration for Kurt, so the fact that he said that, it really is a huge
deal for me."
Lashley continued to describe Angle's statement as a huge compliment from someone he considers "one of the best in the business," and has gone on record to credit Angle for wanting to bring Lashley into the professional wrestling world in 2004. Lashley officially began his wrestling career in 2005 and has since become a multi-time world champion.