A quick interview with WWE superstar Bobby Lashley ahead of Wrestlemania 37

An interview with WWE Champion Bobby Lashley before his title defense against Drew McIntyre at Wrestlemania 37 this weekend.

By Ricardo Johnson

Updated: April 10, 2021 • 9:00 AM ET

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Right before his title match against Drew McIntyre at Wrestlemania 37, WWE Champion Bobby Lashley was able to tell me a little about his mindset heading into Saturday night’s showdown.


 



Transcript:

 



RJ: Bobby Lashley!



 

BL: Ricardo, what’s going on man?



 

RJ: All good, nice to meet you. I am a contributing writer for The Sports Haven and just wanted to make sure it’s cool if I ask you a couple of questions before we head into your match this Saturday.



 

BL: Absolutely.

RJ: Alright, so straightforward, you’re about to have the biggest wrestling match of your career against Drew McIntyre at Wrestlemania. What’s going through your mind?

 



BL: Prepare, Prepare, Prepare. I mean, the only thing I can do is control what I can control, and that’s just getting ready for it. I mean, Drew’s tough, you know, and I never put anything down on Drew. I say Drew is...Drew is probably going to go down in history as one of the greatest WWE champions. However, It’s my time right now, and Drew has several years to do whatever he wants to do, and he’s gonna be there on top for several years to come. I'm towards the tail end of my career, you know, so coming into this match was something that I needed. I needed to get this title for legitimacy and to just prove that everything that I’ve done up to this point. And I’m not getting rid of it until I’m done to retire.

RJ: I believe the last time you fought Drew for a world title was at Slammiversary (2016), and that was for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. You were the challenger then but going into Saturday’s match, you’re the champion. So tell me a little bit more about what's different from last time?

 



BL: Nah, he’s the same person, I’m the same person. In order to beat Drew, you can’t just...Drew’s the type of guy that’s just not going to tap out or give up or anything like that — and I knew that going into it before, and I know that going into it now. In order to beat Drew, I have to put him to sleep. I have to put him completely to sleep, and that’s what I’ve been telling him and that’s why I have a couple maneuvers that are prepared to put him to sleep. So that’s what I’m going for this weekend, not for a pin. I’m looking to put him completely to sleep.



 

RJ: So no “Dominator”? We haven’t seen that in a while. Is that what’s going to take Drew out?

BL: I’m pulling everything out for this one.

 


• Start time/how to watch: The two-night Wrestlemania 37 event begins at 8 p.m. this Saturday and can be seen on NBC’s subscription streaming platform, Peacock.

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