Bobby Lashley has been in the professional wrestling business for a long time, and on Monday night he accomplished a major goal when he defeated The Miz to win the WWE Championship for the first time in his career.

Now Lashley is the man to beat on Monday Night Raw, and he recently took to Instagram to share a heartfelt message about his big moment.

In his post Bobby Lashley noted that when he returned to WWE he told himself that he would become champion, and he thanked everyone for believing in him when he posted the following:

“Sometimes you have to fight for the things that are important to you. When I made my return to @wwe I told myself I WILL be WWE Champion one day and I’m willing to fight for it. Nothing in life is certain and sometimes you can’t control the outcome of things but there were a couple things I could control. I could control the work I put in and the attitude I had while doing it. My attitude has always been positive and my drive has always been second to none. This night is easily one of the greatest night’s of my life.
I f**cking did it!! I can’t even put into words what this title means to me.
I’m still numb yet filled with so much emotion right now. I have so many people I want to thank personally and for all of you who believed in me, thank you from the bottoms of my heart. Hard work and persistence does pay off but I’m not done yet! I’m was born for this. I’m a warrior and I’m ready to stand and fight any and everyone who wants to come after this title. Now ladies and gentlemen it’s time to get back on the grind so I can make this title run legendary!
I’m in …..#TheHurtBusiness
I am your new WWE Champion 🙏🏾👊🏿”