John Layfield

American professional wrestler John Layfield

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.
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European Countries Protest NSA Scandal, Google’s Use of Consumer Data
Fox Business News - over 4 years
Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton and market analyst John Layfield on the overseas outrage over the NSA scandal and Google.
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Second-Half Rally?
Fox Business News - over 4 years
John Layfield, Layfield Report CEO, gives his prediction for what investors can expect in the second half of the year.
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2012 Nobel Peace Prize Goes to…the EU?
Fox Business News - over 5 years
Layfield Energy CEO John Layfield and FBN’s Melissa Francis on the European Union winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
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JBL Suggests Brock Lesnar vs. Undertaker Inside Octagon at WWE WrestleMania 29
Bleacher Report - over 5 years
Before Brock Lesnar even made his long-awaited return to WWE, fans had been clamoring for an eventual clash with Undertaker. The speculation reached a crescendo when Lesnar and the "Dead Man" had a face-to-face encounter at the close of UFC 121. Now that Lesnar is under contract to WWE, mere talk has become a very real possibility. Undertaker's unmatched legacy is coming to an inevitable end and who more "dominant" than Lesnar to test the vaunted WrestleMania undefeated streak? Members of the WWE Universe aren't the only ones to discuss the topic either. On his very own YouTube channel, JBL (John Layfield) brings up the idea of Lesnar and Undertaker facing one another at WrestleMania 29. However, it wouldn't be just any run-of-the-mill match, but a fight inside the famed Octagon. JBL, who disavows any inside information, compares the suggested battle to a similar match type having precedent in WWE—the Lion's Den. The Octagon is, of course, not only much larger, but arguably th...
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WWE Raw 1000: List of names reportedly confirmed to appear on the show
Cageside Seats - over 5 years
WWE color commentator Jerry Lawler told us there is a list of almost 30 names confirmed to return at tonight's (July 23, 2012) 1,000th episode of Monday Night Raw. We know a short version of the list thanks to advertisements from the company itself. D-Generation X is confirmed to return, though the ads make it seem as though the group will only consist of Triple H and Shawn Michaels. However, Billy Gunn, Road Dogg and X-Pac are all reportedly going to be there tonight, so we could get a much bigger reunion. Sorry, no Chyna. Unless Sergio decides to break out his drag uniform and hop a flight to St. Louis. The Rock announced he would make his big return and reiterated his claim that he would be going after the WWE championship. Who knows how that will play out with John Cena challenging CM Punk for the title in the main event. "The Great One" is expected to get his own segment. Brock Lesnar is also coming back to answer Triple H's Summerslam challenge. He'll be featu...
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Administration Needs New Strategy on Jobs - Fox Business
Google News - over 6 years
We are the only developed country in the world with no energy plan, no long term tax plan or any other long term plan. We have no job creation event on the horizon. One of the short-term “plans” is to have companies with cash on
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Gimmick Changes: part 3 - the best - ProWrestling.com
Google News - over 6 years
Bradshaw – JBL: As Bradshaw, John Layfield played a few different gimmicks that were at heart basically the same, a rough tough, beer drinking, pub brawling Texan. Yes, there were slight differences from Justin “Hawk” Bradshaw to Blackjack Bradshaw to
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Will Freezing Government Regulations Get Jobs Jumping Again? - Fox News
Google News - over 6 years
JOHN LAYFIELD: We're the only developed country in the world without an economic plan, without a budget plan, tax plan, energy plan, immigration plan, it's unbelievable the lack of leadership that's going on in DC right now
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Of the Tea Party, by the Tea Party, for the Tea Party - Reuters (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
She also rarely mentions her husband, the WWE wrestler-turned-conservative talk radio host, Fox personality and virility potion peddler John Layfield, in interviews. Like his wife Layfield claims to be nonpartisan, but he invariably toes the Tea Party
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Former WWE wrestler John Layfield offers help over anti-social behaviour - Royal Gazette
Google News - over 6 years
World Wrestling Entertainment veteran John Layfield is in talks with the Family Centre and hopes to help the Island overcome its social challenges. A former professional wrestler who considers Bermuda “one of the best places on the
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Retired WWE star JBL on television tonight - ProWrestling.net
Google News - over 6 years
Retired WWE star John Layfield (a/k/a JBL) will appear on Fox Business Channel on Thursday. Jim Ross reported at JRsbarbq.com that Layfield will appear on the Neil Cavuto's show tonight at 6:00 pm CT. Powell's POV: JBL addressed the appearance on his
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Colt Cabana: 'Thank You' CM Punk - Charleston Post Courier
Google News - over 6 years
“I can't tell you how happy I am for him, and how proud I am,” former WWE champ JBL (John Layfield) posted on his Facebook page. “I had no idea how good the guy was going to end up being that good on the microphone. That last night was nothing short of
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Breaking the Fourth Wall: A Letter to Vincent Kennedy McMahon - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 6 years
You really thought it was better to throw Dave Bautista and John Layfield into countless main events instead of guys like Brooks, like Chris Jericho? At least you came around on Jericho, albeit years too late. Maybe the Paul Levesques,
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National Debt Near Crisis Level - Fox News
Google News - over 6 years
JOHN LAYFIELD: Yeah, you save a lot more money by getting rid of all of them, which you can't realistically do, unfortunately, but that's what Americans want to do. Look at the latest polls. The majority of Americans don't want to re-elect President
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Attack of the ATM - Fox News
Google News - over 6 years
JOHN LAYFIELD: I think the president's motive behind this is correct, but look, you also have to realize that technology killed the entire 'out-house cleaning industry'. So, he does have a point here. Companies are getting better, they're getting more
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WWE's JBL blasts LeBron James for claiming God didn't want him to win NBA title - Examiner.com
Google News - over 6 years
On Monday morning, former WWE superstar JBL (John Layfield) blasted NBA star LeBron James for the comments James made last night after he and his Miami Heat team lost to the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals. James claimed that it wasn't God's timing
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Into Thy Hands, Wilton's Music Hall, London - Financial Times
Google News - over 6 years
In one particularly gripping and funny scene Holmes imagines the clergymen Lancelot Andrewes and John Layfield struggling to translate the Song of Songs and maintain decency. Into Thy Hands is meaty intellectually but a bit too densely packed,
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Timeline
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    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 49
    He'll make his first appearance on the American Sports Network on October 1, 2016, when ACU hosts the University of Central Arkansas.
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    Layfield returned to his alma mater, Abilene Christian University, a color commentator for two radio broadcasts as the ACU football team faced Houston Baptist University and Stephen F. Austin State University in September 2016.
    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.
  • 2015
    Age 48
    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 and then, JBL would give a Clothesline from Hell on Viktor.
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  • 2014
    Age 47
    On January 26, 2014 at Royal Rumble, JBL wrestled in his first WWE match in nearly five years as a surprise entrant in the Royal Rumble match.
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  • 2013
    Age 46
    On September 12, 2013, JBL was named Commissioner of NXT, replacing Dusty Rhodes.
    On April 1, 2013, JBL became the third commentator for Raw alongside Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler.
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  • 2012
    Age 45
    On March 31, 2012 Layfield inducted his former tag team partner and real life best friend Ron Simmons into the 2012 WWE Hall of Fame.
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  • 2011
    Age 44
    Layfield made his return to WWE on the March 7, 2011 episode of Raw as Michael Cole's choice for special guest referee for his match against Jerry Lawler at WrestleMania XXVII.
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  • 2009
    Age 42
    After failing to secure JBL the World Heavyweight Championship against John Cena at the Royal Rumble, 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.
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  • 2008
    Age 41
    In November 2008, JBL had an on-screen short rivalry with Shawn Michaels which led at Survivor Series (2008) in a five on five tag team elimination tag team match in which Michaels' team emerge victorious.
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  • 2007
    Age 40
    On the December 17, 2007 episode of Raw, JBL announced that he would resume his career in response to a challenge made by Jericho.
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    In December 2007 at Armageddon, JBL was present at the SmackDown announcer's table during the WWE Championship match.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2006
    Age 39
    JBL returned to the ring on November 13, 2006, in the main event of a WWE house show in Dublin, Ireland.
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    On the February 24, 2006 episode of SmackDown!, he suffered a broken hand at the hands of Chris Benoit in a six-man tag team match, and WWE.com announced that he underwent successful surgery.
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    In early 2006, JBL started a feud with The Boogeyman who scared him many times in the new year.
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  • 2005
    Age 38
    During JBL's time as WWE Champion, he employed a stable named "The Cabinet". 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!
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    Layfield married his second wife, Meredith Whitney on February 11, 2005 in Key West, Florida.
    JBL's first championship bid since returning to the ring came by challenging Randy Orton for the WWE Championship and participating in a Fatal Four-Way Elimination match at Backlash that also included John Cena and Triple H. JBL was eliminated first in the match by tapping out to Cena's STF, thus renewing their feud from 2005.
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    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.
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  • 2004
    Age 37
    At WrestleMania XX in 2004, they unsuccessfully challenged for the WWE Tag Team Championship in a fatal four-way tag team match.
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    As JBL, Layfield was WWE Champion for 280 days from 2004–2005 after defeating Eddie Guerrero for the title.
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  • 2003
    Age 36
    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.
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  • 2000
    Age 33
    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).
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  • 1999
    Age 32
    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.
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  • 1998
    Age 31
    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 in which Michinoku was pinned, and Vader in a Falls Count Anywhere match at Breakdown which was won by Bradshaw.
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  • 1997
    Age 30
    In February 1997, Layfield paired up with his storyline cousin Barry Windham to form The New Blackjacks, complete with the traditional "Blackjack" handlebar mustaches and short, jet black hair.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1994
    Age 27
    After the GWF shut down in September 1994, he joined the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA). Layfield 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, defeating Bob Holly in his debut match.
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    He was previously married to Cindy Womack on June 6, 1994, but divorced later the same year.
    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.
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  • 1993
    Age 26
    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.
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    In January 1993, Layfield went on his first overseas trip to Japan, wrestling for George and Shunji Takano's Network Of Wrestling.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1966
    Born
    Born on November 29, 1966.
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