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 1 More Event
In January 1993, Layfield went on his first overseas trip to Japan, wrestling for George and Shunji Takano's Network Of Wrestling. … Read More
In June 1994, he went to Europe and toured Austria and Germany for Otto Wanz's Catch Wrestling Association, where he won its World Tag Team Championship with Cannonball Grizzly in November 1995. … Read More


1997 - 1998 2 More Events
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 1 More Event
…  As JBL, Layfield was WWE Champion for 280 days from 2004–2005 after defeating Eddie Guerrero for the title. … 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 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In December 2007 at Armageddon, JBL was present at the SmackDown announcer's table during the WWE Championship match. … Read More
2008 - 2012 4 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 - 2015 2 More Events
Following the 2016 WWE draft on July 19, WWE announced on their website that JBL would move to the SmackDown commentary team, joining Mauro Ranallo and David Otunga.
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