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Bobby Lashley put off WWE return due to demanding schedule

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He's already said he wants to face Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania, but now Bobby Lashley has admitted a return to WWE may be off the cards due to the demanding schedule.

The 40-year-old is a devoted family man who has two children, and the demanding nature of being a WWE superstar is certainly something that is stopping him from returning to the company.

Lashley, who burst onto the WWE scene due to his size and power, made his debut on SmackDown back in 2005, but was released by the company just three years later.

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His time with the company ended badly as a six-month layoff prevented him from competing for the final months of his contract, and in February 2008, he was released.

However, he recovered from his injury and made his way to TNA, before returning to the independent circuit in 2010. But he wasn't done with Total Nonstop Action, and he rejoined the company back in 2014.

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Lashley isn't just a force in sports entertainment, however, he's also got quite a record in Mixed Martial Arts.

In 15 fights, the former superstar has lost just two, and he's scheduled to fight Josh Appelt at Bellator 162 later this month.

Despite currently focusing on MMA, Lashley has consistently been linked with a return to WWE, but speaking in a recent interview, he admitted that the demanding schedule is a major stumbling block.

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Speaking to ESPN, Lashley was asked whether being such a devoted family man is preventing him from rejoining WWE, and he admitted that it's a major issue, before revealing that if the deal was right, he'd consider a return.

He said: "It does to a certain extent. It would have to be the right deal if it was. I don't know if there is even an opportunity. There are certain people in the business who may not want you there and that's why I left the first time.

"I don't know if there is even a possibility of going back but their schedule is challenging. A lot of their guys are dealing with that.

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"If I were to go back full-time, it would have to be something we sit down and really piece together and make it make sense. I would hate to say yes I'm doing it and get back and then it's, "Oh no. Boo-hoo. What about my kids?" I don't want to have a bad attitude.

"So I would have to really sit down and say this is what we can do."

During his time with WWE, Lashley won the ECW World Championship twice, and the United States Championship once.

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