John Layfield

Professional Wrestler
Born Nov 29, 1966

John Charles Layfield is an American semi-retired professional wrestler, a former commentator/host for mixed martial arts promotion Vyper Fight League and financial analyst for Fox News. Layfield is best known by his ring names, Bradshaw, John "Bradshaw" Layfield or JBL while working for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where he was the longest reigning WWE Champion in SmackDown history with a reign lasting 280 days.… Read More

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1966 Birth Born on November 29, 1966.


1993 26 Years Old 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 The Bad Breed (Ian and Axl Rotten) on January 29, 1993. … Read More
1994 27 Years Old He was married to Cindy Womack on June 6, 1994.
1995 28 Years Old Layfield also won the NWA North American Heavyweight Championship on January 14, 1995, defeating Kevin Von Erich. Two months later, he lost the NWA North American Title to Greg "The Hammer" Valentine. After three and a half years touring the independent circuit, Layfield signed a contract with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in late 1995 and debuted in January 1996 as Justin "Hawk" Bradshaw. … Read More


1998 31 Years Old 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. … Read More
1999 32 Years Old On the May 31, 1999 episode of Raw is War, the Acolytes (still with the Corporate Ministry) won their first WWF Tag Team Championship by defeating Kane and X-Pac. … Read More
2000 33 Years Old …  After unsuccessfully challenging for the tag title in 2000, APA won their third WWF Tag Team Championship on the July 9, 2001 episode of Raw is War by defeating the Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von). … Read More
2003 36 Years Old Bradshaw returned on an episode of SmackDown! in 2003, which saw him and his old friend Faarooq saving the Undertaker from the hands of Chuck Palumbo and Johnny Stamboli. … Read More
2004 37 Years Old At WrestleMania XX in 2004, they unsuccessfully challenged for the WWE Tag Team Championship in a fatal four-way tag team match. … Read More
JBL's luck continued in early 2005; at the Royal Rumble, he snuck past both Big Show and Kurt Angle in a Triple Threat match when he pinned Angle after the Clothesline From Hell. … Read More
In early 2006, JBL started a feud with The Boogeyman who scared him many times in the new year. … Read More


2007 - 2012 5 More Events
2013 46 Years Old 1 More Event
On April 1, 2013, JBL became the third commentator for Raw alongside Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler. … Read More
2014 47 Years Old On January 26, 2014 at the Royal Rumble PPV, Layfield wrestled in his first WWE match in nearly five years when he was a surprise entrant in the Royal Rumble match. … Read More
2015 48 Years Old On the January 19, 2015 episode of Raw, JBL, along with Ron Simmons (a fellow member of The Acolytes Protection Agency), the New World Order and The New Age Outlaws attacked The Ascension. … Read More
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