Bobby Lashley,Strongest man

Name: Bobby Lashley

Height: 6 foot 3

Weight: 273 pounds

From: Colorado Springs, Colo.

Signature Move: The Dominator

Career Highlights: ECW World Champion; Won the Battle of the Billionaires at WrestleMania 23 and was responsible for Mr. McMahon being shaved bald; United States Champion; wrestled in the Money in the Bank ladder match at WrestleMania 22.

WWE Debut: late 2005

The focused, driven Bobby Lashley has always been clear about his ultimate goal. He’s wrestled his entire life, all with the purpose of one day entering sports-entertainment. He’s a three-time wrestling national champion and a four-time wrestling All-American.

He’s also a two-time Armed Forces Champion and took home the silver medal in the 2002 CISM World Championships — competing against the best of the rest of the world’s military.

Yet, for Lashley, all that was a precursor to training for his WWE, and ultimately, his ECW career. This mixed martial arts expert is already a renowned champion at the amateur level, and now Lashley has begun his climb toward stardom.

Bobby Lashley’s dramatic arrival in ECW shook the Land of the Extreme at its foundation, as he speared his way through the dominant Big Show to sign the contract to be the final participant in the Extreme Elimination Chamber. This move not only raised the eyebrows of those involved in the Chamber match at December to Dismember, but also put the entire ECW roster on notice.

Ultimately, Lashley would seize the moment within the first-ever weapons-filled Chamber by outlasting five competitors to become the ECW World Champion on Dec. 3, 2006. Lashley was a dominant champion, taking on all comers, including Hardcore Holly and Rob Van Dam, among others. And he showed no fear in crossing the boss, WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon and representing Donald Trump in the Battle of the Billionaires at WrestleMania 23.

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Lashley was victorious in that battle against McMahon’s representative Umaga and was chiefly responsible for the evil Chairman being shaved bald. But Lashley’s fearlessness may have been his undoing. Mr. McMahon took the ECW World Championship away from him at Backlash in a 3-on-1 Handicap Match that also included his son Shane and the Samoan Bulldozer.Bobby Lashley no longer holds the ECW World Title, but he will always have the heart of a champion. And our fans will never forget his ECW World Championship reign.

Published in: on May 18, 2007 at 12:13 pm  Comments (12)  

wwe champion,john cena,wwe superstar

Name: John Cena

Height: 6 foot 1

Weight: 240 pounds

From: West Newbury, Mass.

Signature Move: The FU; STFU

Career Highlights: WWE Champion; U.S. Champion

 Let’s be honest: hailing from the rolling hills and broad valleys that constitute West Newbury, Massachusetts, will likely never earn you “street cred”–unless, of course, you’re John Cena. Then again, it didn’t happen overnight for him, either. Long before he became the Dr. of Thuganomics, young Cena had to endure the neighborhood rocker kids’ taunts about his baggy pants and rayon Kwamé shirts. His love for freestyling lyrics about rebellion and individualism just didn’t fit within the small rural community. By the time he turned 15, however, those same kids would stop teasing him, for it became apparent that Cena had been developing another passion: hitting the gym.

After applying to more than 60 colleges (and being accepted by 58), Cena attended Massachusetts’ Springfield College, where he excelled as a Division III All-American offensive lineman and team captain for the Pride. But as much as he fondly remembers his college football accomplishments, he’s equally as proud of earning his degree in Exercise Physiology, which he attributes to making him a smarter, more durable performer in the ring today.

Though a huge WWE fan since childhood, rooting for heroes like hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior, and Shawn Michaels, Cena had honestly never even considered a career in sports-entertainment. Instead, he flew out to California in 2000, to pursue a profession in bodybuilding (a move he now admits to making simply because his father had told him he wouldn’t make it out there). But while working behind the counter of Gold’s Gym in Venice, a discussion with a wrestler-in-training encouraged Cena to enroll in classes at Ultimate Pro Wrestling. He was instantly hooked, and became motivated to learn everything he could about his newfound craft. He obviously proved a quick study; within a year, World Wrestling Entertainment signed Cena to a developmental contract to train at Ohio Valley Wrestling. By June 2002, he had joined the SmackDown roster, and less than a year later headlined the first of what has since become countless main-event matches.

That said, Cena has never forgotten his roots. In fact, remembering where he came from has helped him evolve into the man he is today: a well-versed hip-hop artist, a successful movie star, and a blue-collared Chain Gang Soldier who’s always ready to fight. In his jean shorts and Reebok Pumps, he leads his WWE fan-based army into battle with the mission statement he’s been down with since Day One: hustle, loyalty, and respect.

Published in: on May 18, 2007 at 12:00 pm  Comments (59)