Bobby Lashley Wanted Out Of The WWE Day 1 Title Match After Brock Lesnar Was Added

WWE superstar Bobby Lashley was the latest guest on the After The Bell podcast where the former world champion spoke about the recent WWE Day 1 pay per view, and how he initially wanted to be pulled from the show's main event after Brock Lesnar was added due to Roman Reigns testing positive for COVID-19. Highlights from the interview are below.

Says he initially wanted to be taken out of the WWE Day 1 main event after Brock Lesnar was added:

“The first thing I said was, I said, ‘get me out of the match. I said, ‘it’s a fatal 4-way, me and MVP can do something beforehand, get me out of the match’. Initially, people were like, ‘what? Are you scared of him?’ No, I’m not scared of him, it’s a match where exactly what happened, happened. He beats somebody else and got the title. So essentially he can say he beat me, Seth, Big E & Kevin right? I mean, the match is five people and I was like, ‘that’s not the way this is going down, get me out of the match’. And they were like, ‘nah, nah, you got to stay in the match,’ and I was like, ‘alright’.”

How he decided to stay in because he wanted to make a match statement:

“There was kind of a lot of people that were like, not happy about it. But I looked it as, ‘at first, get me out of the match, but if I’m staying in the match, then interactions we have with Brock, I have to make a statement.”

(H/T and transcribed by Wrestling Inc.)