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John Layfield

John Charles Layfield is an American retired professional wrestler and current wrestling commentator/host for WWE, where he performs under the ring name John "Bradshaw" Layfield (JBL). Outside of his WWE work, Layfield is a financial analyst for Fox News. Within WWE, he was previously known by the ring name Bradshaw, and prior to that, the variations Justin "Hawk" Bradshaw and Blackjack Bradshaw (as half of The New Blackjacks withBlackjack Windham). As JBL, Layfield was WWE Champion for 280 days. Layfield's main gimmick as JBL—a wealthy, gladhanding, big-mouthed, fiery-tempered businessman—was based on Layfield's real-life accomplishments as a stock market investor. Layfield is a guest panelist on Fox News Channel's The Cost of Freedom, has appeared on CNBC, and has written a best-selling book on financial planning called Have More Money Now. (ISBN 0-7434-6633-0). Layfield also hosts a weekend talk radio program, syndicated nationally by Talk Radio Network, in which he discusses his conservative political views. Layfield is also employed by Northeast Securities as its Senior Vice President. In WWE, Layfield won 24 total championships including one reign as WWE Champion, one reign as United States Champion, one reign as European Champion, seventeen reigns as Hardcore Champion, one reign as Intercontinental Champion, and three reigns as World Tag Team Champion with Faarooq as part of the Acolytes Protection Agency (APA). He is also recognized as the twentieth Triple Crown Champion, and the Sports Illustrated has said that Layfield "has been accused for years of being a locker room bully",while Deadspin wrote that "backstage tales of Layfield's hazing and bullying have long been legend among hardcore wrestling fans."[136] Dayton Daily News described that "YouTube has dozens of interviews where former [WWE] performers discuss harassment, bullying and taking real blows from Layfield while wrestling him in supposedly choreographed matches." Le Journal de Montréal listed Mark Henry, Matt Hardy, René Duprée, Daivari, and Ivory, among others, as wrestlers who in interviews described Layfield as a bully.In 2010, The Miz referenced Layfield in an onscreen promo about hazing he faced in the locker room early in his career. Layfield admitted to hazing Miz and said that he did not regret doing so. In April 2017, WWE commentator Mauro Ranallo took an absence from WWE, which Dave Meltzer reported had been triggered by hostilities with Layfield.The allegations coincided with the release of former WWE ring announcer Justin Roberts' autobiography, in which he alleged that Layfield encouraged Johnny Nitro and Joey Mercury to steal his passport.Angered WWE fans subsequently called on WWE to fire Layfield. On April 22, Newsweek reported that Ranallo and WWE "mutually agreed to part ways", and Ranallo released a statement in which he said his departure had "nothing to do with JBL" after liking tweets that implied JBL was the main reason. Layfield released a statement of his own, stating: "Admittedly, I took part in locker room pranks that existed within the industry years ago. WWE addressed my behavior and I responded accordingly, yet my past is being brought up because of recent unfounded rumors. I apologize if anything I said playing ‘the bad guy’ on a TV show was misconstrued.


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Born:
Nov 29, 1966 In Sweetwater, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
133
First Appeared:
Movie Ric Flair's Last Match: Preshow 2022-07-31
Latest Project:
In the series Saturday Night's Main Event 1985-05-11
Known For
Poster of Ruthless Aggression
Poster of Trish & Lita – Best Friends, Better Rivals
Poster of WWE Money in the Bank 2014
Filmography
Movie Ric Flair's Last Match: Preshow JBL
Movie WWE WrestleMania 38 Saturday Kickoff John "Bradshaw" Layfield
Series WWE Rivals JBL
Movie WWE WrestleMania 38 Sunday Kickoff John "Bradshaw" Layfield
Movie WWE WrestleMania 37: Night 2 JBL
Movie WWE WrestleMania 37: Night 1 John "Bradshaw" Layfield
Movie WWE Hall Of Fame 2020 JBL
Movie WWE Survivor Series 2020 Himself
Series Undertaker: The Last Ride JBL
Movie WWE WrestleMania 36: Part 1 John "Bradshaw" Layfield
Series Ruthless Aggression JBL
Movie WWE Payback 2020 Himself
Movie Trish & Lita – Best Friends, Better Rivals Unknown
Movie WWE WrestleMania 35 JBL
Movie Fighting with My Family Himself
Movie Bipolar Rock 'N Roller Himself (rumored)
Movie WWE WrestleMania 32 JBL
Movie The History of The WWE Hardcore Championship Unknown
Movie Straight Outta Dudleyville: The Legacy of the Dudley Boyz Unknown
Movie WWE: The U.S. Championship: A Legacy of Greatness JBL (archive footage)
Movie WWE: Ring in the Holidays Unknown
Series Legends with JBL John Layfield
Movie WWE SummerSlam 2015 JBL
Series Swerved JBL
Movie WWE: 150 Best Pay-Per-View Matches, Vol 3 JBL
Movie WWE Tribute to the Troops 2014
Movie WWE: Attitude Era: Vol. 2 Bradshaw
Movie WWE Money in the Bank 2014 JBL
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 2014 John "Bradshaw" Layfield
Movie WWE: 150 Best Pay-Per-View Matches, Vol 2 Bradshaw
Movie WWE: Undertaker 20-0 - The Streak John 'Bradshaw' Layfield (archive footage)
Movie WWE: The Best of SmackDown - 10th Anniversary, 1999-2009 Bradshaw / JBL (archive footage)
Movie WWE: Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century Unknown
Movie The John Cena Experience JBL (archive footage)
Movie WWE: Satan's Prison - The Anthology of the Elimination Chamber JBL
Movie WWE WrestleMania XXV JBL
Movie WWE No Way Out 2009 JBL
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 2009 JBL
Movie WWE One Night Stand 2008 JBL
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 2008 JBL
Movie WWE No Way Out 2008 JBL
Movie WWE Backlash 2008 JBL
Movie WWE Judgment Day 2008 JBL
Movie WWE WrestleMania XXIV JBL
Movie WWE The Great American Bash 2008 JBL
Movie WWE Unforgiven 2008 JBL
Movie WWE No Mercy 2008 JBL
Movie WWE: Viva La Raza - The Legacy of Eddie Guerrero JBL
Movie WWE Survivor Series 2008 JBL
Movie WWE Tribute to the Troops 2008 JBL
Movie WWE SummerSlam 2008 JBL
Movie WWE Vengeance: Night of Champions 2007 John 'Bradshaw' Layfield
Movie WWE WrestleMania 23 JBL
Movie WWE Unforgiven 2007 John 'Bradshaw' Layfield
Movie WWE: Rey Mysterio - The Biggest Little Man JBL
Movie ECW One Night Stand 2006 John "Bradshaw" Layfield (Promo)
Movie WWE Judgment Day 2006 JBL
Movie WWE WrestleMania 22 JBL
Movie WWE No Way Out 2006 JBL
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 2006 JBL
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 2005 JBL
Movie WWE No Way Out 2005 JBL
Movie WWE Tribute to the Troops 2005 Bradshaw
Movie WWE WrestleMania 21 JBL
Movie WWE Judgment Day 2005 JBL
Movie ECW One Night Stand 2005 JBL
Movie WWE SummerSlam 2005 JBL
Movie WWE No Mercy 2005 JBL
Movie WWE Survivor Series 2005 JBL
Movie WWE Armageddon 2005 JBL
Movie WWE The Great American Bash 2005 JBL
Movie WWE Armageddon 2004 JBL
Movie WWE Survivor Series 2004 JBL
Movie WWE No Mercy 2004 JBL
Movie WWE SummerSlam 2004 JBL
Movie WWE The Great American Bash 2004 JBL
Movie WWE Judgment Day 2004 John "Bradshaw" Layfield
Movie WWE WrestleMania XX Bradshaw
Movie WWE No Way Out 2004 Bradshaw
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 2004 Bradshaw
Movie WWE No Mercy 2003 Bradshaw
Movie WWE Vengeance 2003 Bradshaw
Movie WWE Tribute to the Troops 2003 JBL
Movie WWE Survivor Series 2003 Bradshaw
Movie WWE Insurrextion 2002 Bradshaw
Movie WWE Backlash 2002 Bradshaw
Movie WWE Wrestlemania X8 Bradshaw
Movie WWF: Before They Were Superstars Himself
Movie WWE No Way Out 2002 Bradshaw
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 2002 Bradshaw
Movie WWE Insurrextion 2001 Bradshaw
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 2001 Bradshaw
Movie WWE WrestleMania X-Seven Bradshaw
Movie WWE SummerSlam 2001 Bradshaw
Movie WWE Judgment Day 2001 Bradshaw
Movie WWE InVasion Bradshaw
Movie WWE Rebellion 2001 Bradshaw
Movie WWE Survivor Series 2001 Bradshaw
Movie WWE Backlash 2000 Bradshaw
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 2000 Bradshaw
Movie WWE No Way Out 2000 Bradshaw (Ringside)
Movie WWE WrestleMania 2000 Unknown
Movie WWE No Mercy 2000 Bradshaw
Movie WWE Insurrextion 2000 Bradshaw
Series The Huntress Unknown
Movie WWE Unforgiven 2000 Bradshaw
Movie WWE Armageddon 2000 Bradshaw (Ringside)
Movie WWF Fully Loaded 2000 Bradshaw
Movie WWE Fully Loaded 1999 Bradshaw
Movie WWE WrestleMania XV Bradshaw
Series WWE SmackDown Bradshaw
Movie WWE No Mercy (UK) 1999 Bradshaw
Movie WWE Over the Edge Bradshaw
Movie WWE Backlash: In Your House Bradshaw
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1999 Bradshaw
Movie WWE Unforgiven 1999 Bradshaw
Movie WWE Rebellion 1999 Bradshaw
Movie WWE No Mercy 1999 Bradshaw
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1999 Bradshaw
Movie WWE Armageddon 1999 Bradshaw
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1998 Blackjack Bradshaw
Movie WWE No Way Out of Texas: In Your House Bradshaw
Movie WWE WrestleMania XIV Bradshaw
Movie WWE Mayhem in Manchester Bradshaw
Movie WWE Over the Edge: In Your House Justin Bradshaw
Movie WWE Fully Loaded: In Your House Bradshaw
Movie WWE Breakdown: In Your House Bradshaw
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1997 Blackjack Bradshaw
Movie WWE In Your House 16: Canadian Stampede Blackjack Bradshaw
Movie WWE WrestleMania 13 Blackjack Bradshaw
Movie WWE In Your House 10: Mind Games Justin "Hawk" Bradshaw
Series WWE Raw Bradshaw
Series Saturday Night's Main Event Unknown