Born: July 16, 1976
Birthplace: Junction City, KS
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Career and Life
Franklin Roberto "Bobby" Lashley is an American professional wrestler and mixed martial artist. He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the Raw brand under the ring name Bobby Lashley.
During Lashley's first tenure with WWE, he was a two-time ECW World Champion and one-time United States Champion. Lashley is also known for his work in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling/Impact Wrestling, where he was a four-time TNA/Impact World Champion, a one-time X Division Champion, and one-time and final King of the Mountain Champion. After returning to WWE in 2018, Lashley would become a two-time Intercontinental Champion. Between WWE and TNA/Impact, Lashley has won a total of eleven championships, six of those eleven being world championships, and has also headlined multiple pay-per-view events.
Lashley has a daughter, Kyra, who was born in 2005. He dated former WWE Diva Kristal Marshall, with whom he has a son named Myles in July 2008 and a daughter named Naomi born in 2011. In April 2010, Kristal confirmed on Twitter that she and Lashley had split.
Lashley has also been involved in several business ventures. In 2007, Lashley opened up a shop that sells health smoothies. In July 2009, Lashley announced the launch of The Lashley Network. The Lashley Network of websites comprises his official gym, his official nutrition store, and his social networking website. In a press release for the launch he stated that he is keeping his name out in the television media and on the internet so he can reach his goal of being the top fighter in MMA. In March 2010, Lashley announced the grand opening of his new gym in the Denver, Colorado area titled American Top Team Altitude. The facility will serve as a gym such as popular chain Gold's Gym and will also showcase MMA events. In May 2010, Lashley announced the opening of his new MMA Management company Lashley Management. Lashley, along with co-founder Judith Sussman, represent current and future mixed martial artists.