Jim Ross, a well-known WWE commentator, talked about Bobby Lashley and his career, as well as MacMahon and how he met Lashley. "He didn't meet Bobby in the grandiose way that he met Brock Lesnar, apples and oranges here," Ross said.
"The comparison was physical. Lashley had this great strength, amateur background, he looked great, all the same things you can say about Brock. We've got another heavyweight amateur star that we've got great expectations for, I can describe when we first signed Brock the same exact way."
- as quoted by wrestlinginc "Vince had a new toy that he loved to look at," Ross said. "Could Bobby have used a little bit more time in the farm or working the second or third match on house shows? Yes, he should've had more time.
I had the same battles with Vince about Brock Lesnar. Creative wanted to bring Brock Lesnar up earlier than I wanted him to go and I simply told Vince 'He can't protect anybody right now, he's still learning things and he's so god damn strong that a small calculated error could be disastrous.'
Jim Ross talkes about the Time spent with Shelton Benjamin
He believes that not enough time was spent with Shelton Benjamin and that he would surely have achieved more success if he had had more attention. "If we had spent more time with Shelton Benjamin on his promos, we would've had a major major star on our hands," Ross said.
"There was nothing, absolutely nothing, in the ring Shelton Benjamin couldn't do and that holds true today. He's a freak of nature athletically and a good human being. We should've cut him from the herd and put him with somebody so he can have practice on the mic and talking than he did drills in the ring.
That's our fumble, we messed that up for him." He also spoke about Lashley’s association with the MVP and whether it is good for him "At some point sooner or later, MVP and Bobby will be an issue and Bobby will have matches with MVP soon," Ross said.
"I think Bobby is at the level now that he doesn't need a mouthpiece to the degree he needed it [back] then. I like the package of MVP and Bobby together, a lot, but it's just the matter of Bobby getting better and getting the confidence to cut good promos. I think that day is almost here."