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Bobby Lashley wants to return to MMA competition and may leave WWE after SummerSlam

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When Bobby Lashley returned to WWE the night after WrestleMania 34 last year, there was much hype surrounding him.

Debuting on SmackDown in 2006, Lashley was seen as the next big thing to some and had a few world title shots over his rookie years.

He was also given a huge role at WrestleMania 23 in 2007, representing Donald Trump in the 'Battle Of The Billionaires' match where he faced the late Umaga.

At that point, Lashley was a world champion as he held the ECW World Heavyweight title, but a year later he had departed WWE under secretive circumstances - to this day no-one knows the reason.

Lashley ventured into the world of MMA after that, performing for the likes of Strikeforce and Bellator, and at the same time kept on wrestling for TNA, which is now IMPACT Wrestling.

The fact he'd had a good run in IMPACT and also a semi-successful MMA career made WWE fans think a returning Lashley could be immediately sprung back into the world title picture - but it hasn't worked out that way.

A debut feud with Sami Zayn was a bit of a damp squib, before being placed against Roman Reigns and then Elias.

Lashley then turned heel in WWE for the first time in late 2018, and a few months later won the Intercontinental Championship, and ever since has been in a feud with Finn Balor as they've traded the title and wins on numerous occasions.

Bobby Lashley may be leaving WWE for the MMA world again in just a few months

If Lashley's words at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony to SkySports are anything to go by though, he won't be sticking around much longer - with his eyes firmly set on a return to MMA.

"I think I am still probably going to do a couple more [MMA fights] before it's all said and done," Lashley told Jefferson Lake.

"I am still under contract at Bellator also, and if I go back I will give them a call and possibly go after [Ryan] Bader. I don't want to wait too long, time is ticking.

"I feel great. My body is 100% so I think maybe this summer, maybe after SummerSlam."

If he does return to the world of Mixed Martial Arts it may not necessarily mean a goodbye forever to WWE for Lashley, but if it is you do wonder what could have been.

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