John Charles Layfield (November 29, 1966) is an American retired professional wrestler and former wrestling commentator and wrestling show host for WWE.Outside of his WWE work, Layfield is a financial analyst for Fox News. In his final column on the website, JBL wrote, "I have also come to believe that you can't fight father time. JBL would become an integral member of multiple factions and would feud with some of the promotions biggest superstars. New York City On February 18 on Raw, JBL interfered in the scheduled steel cage match between Mr. McMahon and his storyline illegitimate son, Hornswoggle. Oakland Raiders NFL 1989-1990 After a brief argument between the two, Austin hit Layfield with the Stone Cold Stunner and signed the contract to be the special guest referee. Punk, instead of drinking a shot, said that he followed his own rules, before throwing the drink in JBL's face. heel general manager Kurt Angle, and immediately challenged Eddie Guerrero for the title. He formed the tag team "Texas Mustangs" with Bobby Duncum, Jr.; they quickly won the GWF Tag Team Championship from Rough Riders (Black Bart and Johnny Mantell) on November 27 but dropped the titles to Bad Breed (Ian and Axl Rotten) on January 29, 1993. in a Texas Bullrope match. until losing a tag team "You're Fired" match to Tag Team Champions Rikishi and Scotty 2 Hotty for the tag team title. Hayes at Fully Loaded for their second WWF Tag Team Championship. I since migrated to the color commentary position much in the way that Jesse Ventura did before me. Windham's injuries piled up throughout 1997, so the team disbanded, and Layfield wrestled only occasionally on TV as "Blackjack Bradshaw", sometimes teaming with fellow Texan Terry Funk. Professional Football After a Clothesline from Hell, Lita defeated Heath Slater. In early 2006, JBL started a feud with The Boogeyman who scared him many times in the new year. On the next episode of SmackDown!, JBL had a "Celebration of Excellence" in which he and his Cabinet celebrated the fact that he was the longest-reigning WWE Champion in ten years, a party which was broken up and ruined by The Big Show and newly crowned number one contender John Cena. The Acolytes earned a shot at the WWF Tag Title at the Royal Rumble against the New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg and Billy Gunn), but lost the match. On October 5 at No Mercy, JBL was defeated by Batista in a Number One Contender for the World Heavyweight Championship match. Michaels had lost his family's personal savings due to the global financial crisis and would become Layfield's employee. SmackDown! JBL would continue to pursue the World Heavyweight Championship. He managed to defeat Cena in a New York City Parking Lot Brawl at The Great American Bash. Since December 7, 2012, Layfield and fellow WWE commentator Michael Cole, both notorious for their mouthy and aggressively opinionated gimmicks, have hosted their very own WWE YouTube series, The JBL and Cole Show. The duo wrestled tag teams such as the Basham Brothers (Doug and Danny) at No Mercy and The World's Greatest Tag Team (Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin) at No Way Out. Michaels agreed to take part in an "All or Nothing" match at No Way Out on February 15, 2009, Shawn won the match, after his wife (who was watching in the audience) punched JBL in the face and Michaels planted the Sweet Chin Music. After Mr. McMahon left the ring, JBL proceeded to beat Hornswoggle by throwing him against the sides of the cage. Weight JBL was aggravated consistently by John Cena to make him retaliate as John Cena could then strike back. In an interview with The Washington Post, Layfield explained "I'm a bad guy [on WWE TV]. Starting at Night of Champions Layfield returned as a face for the first time as his JBL persona, and sporadically filled in as color commentator, replacing Jerry Lawler, who suffered a heart attack during the Raw episode preceding Night of Champions. Mysterio was defeated by Mark Henry and squashed by The Great Khali in non title singles matches before facing Raw's Kane in a match, that went to a no-contest. Born At Vengeance, Bradshaw won a bar room brawl match which featured Faarooq and a variety of mid-card superstars and other WWE employees. I really didn't think anything of [the Nazi salute] - I know how bad it is, I've lived [in Germany]. During this match, Orton whipped a charging Jericho over the announcer table where JBL was situated, and in the heat of the match, Jericho "pushed" JBL out of the way. In the course of the night he attacked The Blue Meanie in a shoot. His parents are Lavelle Layfield, who is a minister, and Mary Layfield. The storyline leading up to the match was that JBL caused Guerrero's mother to have a heart attack at a house show when he threatened her and grabbed her by the shoulder. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Jericho went on to win the match and the World Heavyweight Championship. The duo became fan favorites and changed their gimmick to cigar-smoking, bar-brawlers-for-hire. 4, WWE Royal Rumble: The Complete Anthology, Vol. JBL lost the WWE Title to John Cena at WrestleMania 21. pinning JBL to become the new WWE Champion. Retired At its peak, the stable contained Orlando Jordan, who was JBL's "Chief-of-Staff" and Doug and Danny Basham, who were his "Co-Secretaries of Defense" until "quitting" the Cabinet on the June 16, 2005 episode of SmackDown!. WWE Hall of Famer. He once again emerged with his title intact from WWE's first-ever Barbed Wire Steel Cage match at No Way Out against Big Show. Sweetwater, Texas On the March 9 episode of Raw, JBL defeated CM Punk to win the Intercontinental Championship, thus becoming the tenth Grand Slam Champion and twentieth Triple Crown Champion. San Antonio Riders WLAF 1991-1992. Cena defeated JBL at Judgment Day and then at One Night Stand in a First Blood Match. He lost the vote to Stone Cold Steve Austin. JBL won the match when Big Show chokeslammed JBL off the top rope through the ring. Layfield married his second wife, Meredith Whitney on February 11, 2005 in Key West, Florida. JBL won the match by disqualification but a title does not change hands by disqualification, so Batista retained the title. After Vince whipped Hornswoggle with his belt, JBL attacked Finlay from behind and handcuffed him to the top rope. JBL defeated Eddie Guerrero, The Undertaker, and Booker T in a Fatal Four-Way at Armageddon after a run-in by Heidenreich, who incapacitated the Undertaker, allowing JBL to take advantage and hit Booker with the Clothesline From Hell to get the pinfall victory. JBL teamed with Mr. Kennedy and King Booker against the Brothers of Destruction (Kane and The Undertaker), and Batista. Minutes later, an infuriated Layfield applied his boot to the head of Jericho while he looked set to win the match. New episodes of WWE After the Bell drop every Thursday. After the match, Undertaker chokeslammed JBL through the roof of his limo. JBL lost another rematch with Batista on the September 9 episode of SmackDown! This angle was used to give JBL time off wrestling due to his serious back injury. In reality, the WWE had decided to stop using Ron Simmons as an on-air performer. 4, WWE WrestleMania: The Complete Anthology, Vol. In 1998, he wrestled as a mid-carder wrestling the likes of Marc Mero at Mayhem in Manchester, Kaientai (Funaki, Dick Togo, and Men's Teioh) with Taka Michinoku in a handicap match at Over the Edge, and Vader in a Falls Count Anywhere match at Breakdown. Layfield is best known by his ring names, Justin "Hawk" Bradshaw, Blackjack Bradshaw, Bradshaw and John "Bradshaw" Layfield (JBL), while working for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where he was WWE Champion for 280 days. In November 2008, JBL had an on-screen short rivalry with Shawn Michaels. JBL retained the title with some help from Heidenreich. Layfield also hosts a weekend talk radio program, syndicated nationally by conservative political views. I've done it for decades. General Manager Theodore Long then booked a Last Ride match for the title at No Mercy. It was also during this time that his finishing move was briefly renamed from the "Clothesline From Hell" to the "Clothesline From Texas" or the "Clothesline From Deep in the Heart of Texas". in 2003, which saw him and his old friend Faarooq saving the Undertaker from the hands of Chuck Palumbo and Johnny Stamboli. Height when JBL fired Hall, due to a mistake she made during a JBL/Benoit steel cage rematch the week before as well as her lack of putting together an "appropriate" celebration for him. At One Night Stand, Layfield announced that he would take Tazz's place as the new color commentator for SmackDown!. Managed by Uncle Zebekiah, the character fizzled out by the end of the year, perhaps remembered only for a feud with Savio Vega and a match with Fatu which he won in eight seconds. Layfield was trained initially by Brad Rheingans and first started wrestling in the Global Wrestling Federation (GWF) in Texas. JBL wore a halo complete with his cowboy hat on top for the next few weeks to sell his "injuries". His reason for saying this directly to Faarooq was because it applied only to Faarooq because "WWE Management" still saw a lot of potential in Bradshaw. 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Outside of his WWE work, Layfield is a financial analyst for Fox News. At No Way Out in 2002, APA won a Tag Team Turmoil match and as a result, they challenged for the tag title at WrestleMania X8 along with Hardys and Dudleys, in a Four Corners Elimination match. After the match, JBL grabbed a microphone and he said "I quit! Faarooq took Bradshaw's hesitation to mean that he would not resign, and so Faarooq promptly disbanded the APA and left. Bradshaw joined the hardcore division after debuting on Raw and won the WWE Hardcore Championship seventeen times, with his first title win coming over Steven Richards. Jericho was disqualified in their match at the Royal Rumble. Shortly after WrestleMania, Faarooq and Bradshaw split due to the WWE Draft. USWF Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with. He justified these actions by explaining, "I am retired, not dead" (and that he [Layfield] should be respected). After the match, Bradshaw led Faarooq back to Heyman's office to state they had not been fired, but had resigned. He also lost another attempt at the World Title against Mysterio, stating beforehand that he would quit SmackDown! JBL, while still United States Champion, challenged for the World Heavyweight Championship. Find out about the unusual origins of The APA, what it was like to forge an epic rivalry with The Undertaker and why WWE Hall of Famer Eddie Guerrero was responsible for creating one of the most infamous WWE villains in history in this captivating conversation. JBL berates the Ascension for how they are acting, with the company of the New Age Outlaws, nWo members Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, and X-Pac as well as his own partner, Ron Simmons.

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