Bobby Lashley finally made it to the top of the mountain on Monday night when he defeated The Miz to become WWE Champion for the first time in his career.
Lashley has said many times that he’s had his sights set on the WWE Title ever since he returned to the company a few years ago, and he’s been riding a major wave of momentum for months now.
The current WWE Champion recently spoke to Fox Sports about his relationship with Vince McMahon, and he also revealed what the Chairman of the Board said to him after his big victory.
“You’re not here to have fun. Vince doesn’t want you here to have fun. Vince wants to get in an argument with you because you’re fighting for something that you want. Vince wants you to step out of the box and do something bigger. Vince wants you to want WrestleMania so much that the crowd forces them to give you that title. And I think I started to get into that point this last year, several months definitely. I’ve been mean, man. I’ve been mean. I go out there with a vengeance and there’s a whole lot of confidence running through me.”
“When I was able to go through that curtain [after winning the WWE Championship] and give Vince a hug, he grabbed me and he held me for a while and was like, ‘Man, I’m proud of you.’”
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