Lashley Retiring Soon? WWE Releases Top 10 Matches of 2017 So Far
Friday, July 7, 2017
It may be time for one of Impact Wrestling's biggest stars to leave the company. PWInsider has reported that the word from Bobby Lashley's MMA trainers, American Top Team, is that they have suggested that he call it quits with pro wrestling. Should he go through with the idea, he would likely be solely focusing on his career in MMA. Bobby Lashley would be joining a long list of stars who have left Global Force Wrestling this year including the Hardys, Mike Bennett, Maria Kanellis, Drew McIntyre, Gail Kim soon, and plenty of others as well. Bobby Lashley is currently nearing the age of 41, if he does want to have a future in MMA, now's the time to concentrate on those goals.
Bobby Lashley was first brought into WWE several years ago, he was earmarked for huge goals while he was there. Those ideas never did come to fruition though, and Lashley was released from his contract in 2008. He already wrestled for TNA for a year before leaving to focus on his MMA career, but he returned in 2014. This time around, Lashley has been doing some of the best work in his entire wrestling career. He has won the World Heavyweight Championship on four different occasions. He is currently undefeated in all of his Bellator fights, and he only lost two of his MMA fights overall. If Lashley should retire from wrestling, it could be a big loss for Global Force Wrestling.
WWE has released multiple videos of what they have deemed the greatest matches of 2017 so far.
According to them, Rich Swann vs. Neville for the Cruiserweight Championship on Raw is ranked at #10.
the Women's Money in the Bank ladder match from Smackdown is #9.
TJP vs. "The Extraordinary Gentleman" Jack Gallagher vs. Mustafa Ali vs. Cedric Alexander vs. Noam Dar in a Fatal 5-Way elimination match from 205 Live is #8.
Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins on Raw from back in May is #7.
Braun Strowman vs. Big Show from Raw with the reinforced ring was #6.
AJ Styles vs. Shane McMahon at Wrestlemania this year is #5.
Seth Rollins vs. The Miz vs. Finn Balor on Raw for a chance to face Dean Ambrose for the Intercontinental Championship is #4.
The match at the Royal Rumble where John Cena defeated AJ Styles to win his sixteenth WWE Championship is #3.
NXT Takeover: Orlando's Tag Team Elimination match featuring The Revival, #DIY, and The Authors of Pain is ranked at #2.
Lastly, Pete Dunne vs. Tyler Bate for the United Kingdom Championship at NXT Takeover: Chicago is #1.