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Confirmed: Bobby Lashley Is Gone From WWE; Details
01/23/2008 by Ryan Gray
We are now able to confirm that Bobby Lashley is gone from World Wrestling Entertainment. Lashley said that he is gone from the company. While he would not give any specifics he made it clear that he did not want to leave but had too due to circumstances beyond his control.
Lashley claimed he was training hard for a potential career in Mixed Martial Arts. The former ECW Champion said that despite the fact that he wanted to pursue an MMA career, it would not be with UFC.
Lashley would not comment on whether or not he would be interested in going to TNA Wrestling. He said that WWE has granted his release but it would not be announced until the paperwork was finalized.