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WRESTLER PROFILES



[Bradshaw Gallery]


Article: One Of The Greatest Heels Ever?
Wrestler: John Bradshaw Layfield
Real Name: John Charles Layfield
Birthday: November 29, 1967
Hometown: Born in Sweetwater, Texas
Lived in Houston, Texas
Moved to New York City
Marital Status: Married to Merideth Whitney
Height & Weight: 6'6 - 290 lbs
Trained by: Brad Rheingans
Debut: September 23, 1992
Previous Gimmicks: Death Mask
Vampiro Americano (Mexico)
Johnny Hawk (CWA/GWF)
John Hawk (CWA/GWF)
Justin "Hawk" Bradshaw (WWF)
Blackjack Bradshaw (WWF)
Bradshaw
JBL
Finishing Move: Clothesline From Hell
Favorite Moves:
The Big Boot
Elbow Drops
Torture Rack
Sleeper Hold
Eye Poke
The DDT
Favorite Moves:
The Last Call (Fall Away Slam)
Swinging Neckbreaker
JBL Bomb (Powerbomb)
Super Fallaway Slam
The Bearhug

Wrestlers who Bradshaw / John Bradshaw Layfield Has Feuded With:
Early Days:
Kevin von Erich
Freddy Joe Floyd
Savio Vega

The APA:
The Dudley Boyz
Right To Censor
LOD 2000
The Holly Cousins
The Godwinn Cousins
Bradshaw:
new World order
The UnAmericans
Charlie Haas
Shelton Benjamin
Rhyno
The Basham Brothers
The Big Show
JBL:
Eddie Guerrero
The Undertaker
Booker T
The Big Show (again)
Kurt Angle
John Cena
The Blue Meanie
Batista
Rey Mysterio
Matt Hardy
The Boogeyman
Bobby Lashley
Chris Benoit
JBL (2008):
Theodore Long
Chris Jericho
Fit Finlay

  • CWA (Catch Wrestling Association) Tag Team w/Cannonball Grizzly ();
  • GWF Tag Team titles w/Bobby Duncum Jr. (November 11, 1992);
  • GWF Tag Team titles w/Black Bart ();
  • NWA North American title defeating Kevin von Erich (January 14, 1995);
  • WWF Tag Team titles w/Farooq defeating The Dudley Boyz ();
  • Memphis Championship Wrestling Southern Tag Team titles w/Farooq ();
  • WWF European title defeating Hurricane Helms (October 22, 2001);
  • WWE Hardcore title;
  • OVW Southern Tag Team titles w/Farooq ();
  • WWE Heavyweight title defeating Eddie Guerrero (Great American Bash 2004);
  • WWE United States title defeating Chris Benoit (WrestleMania 22);


  • In the Beginng:
  • November 11, 1992 - GWF: John Hawk and Bobby Duncum Jr. won the GWF Tag Team titles..
  • January 29, 1993 - GWF: Bad Breed (Ian & Axl Rotten) defeated John Hawk & Bobby Duncum Jr. for the GWF Tag Team titles..
  • January 14, 1995: John Hawk defeated Kevin von Erich to capture the NWA North American title in Dallas, Texas..
  • March 18, 1995: Greg Valentine defeated John Hawk to win the NWA North American title in Dallas, Texas..

    World Wrestling Federation - Justin "Hawk" Bradshaw:
  • Bradshaw signed with the WWF and had a roughneck gimmick Justin "Hawk" Bradshaw, managed by Uncle Zebekiah..

    World Wrestling Federation - Blackjack Bradshaw:
  • Bradshaw (billed as the nephew of Blackjack Lanza) joined Barry Windham (son of Blackjack Mulligan) as the NEW Blackjacks..
  • Bradshaw & Windham eventually split, and Bradshaw joined forces with Faarooq as the Acolytes..

    World Wrestling Federation - The Acolytes:
  • Bradshaw & Farooq became members of the Undertaker's Ministry of Darkness..

    World Wrestling Federation - The Acolytes Protection Agency (The APA):
  • Bradshaw & Farooq stepped up to the plate and led the WWF against the WCW/ECW Invasion..
  • The APA defeated The Dudley Boyz to win the WWF Tag Team titles on the same night the Dudleyz defected to WCW/ECW..
  • Bradshaw hosts a Make-A-Wish Foundation Golf tournament in Tyler, Texas every year..

    World Wrestling Federation - Bradshaw:
  • October 22, 2001 - RAW: Bradshaw defeated Hurricane Helms to win the WWF European title..
  • November 1, 2001 - Smackdown!: Christian defeated Bradshaw for the WWF European Championship in a dark match..
  • Wrestlemania X-8 - Toronto Skydome: Billy & Chuck defeat Hardyz, Dudleyz & APA to retain their WWF Tag Team titles..
  • March 28, 2002 - Smackdown!: The APA are forced to split up after each are drafted to different WWF Brands..
  • April 1, 2002 - RAW: The nWo invades the vacated office of the APA, which only pisses off Bradshaw who ends up getting beat up..
  • April 8, 2002 - RAW: Bradshaw saves Kane from the nWo.. Later, Bradshaw prevents Undertaker from interfering in the main event..
  • April 21, 2002 - Backlash: Bradshaw is rejoined by his former partner, Farooq, but loses his match with Scott Hall..
  • May 6, 2002 - RAW: Ric Flair suspects Bradshaw has joined the nWo, but Flair himself joins the nWo in a swerve..
  • June 3, 2002 - RAW: Bradshaw defeats Steven Richards to win the WWE Hardcore Title..
  • July 1, 2002 - RAW: Bradshaw defeated by Chris Nowinski in a non-title match..
  • July 15, 2002 - RAW: Johnny The Bull jumps out of the shadows defeat Bradshaw for the Hardcore Title..
  • ~~~However, Bradshaw sneak attacks Johnny The Bull later to regain the championship..
  • July 29, 2002 - RAW: Bradshaw loses the title to J.Hardy, who loses it to Johnny The Bull, then back to Bradshaw, then to T.Dreamer..
  • September 2, 2002 - RAW: Bradshaw saves Kane from the UnAmericans, and saves the American Flag from being lite on fire..
  • September 9, 2002 - RAW: Lance Storm & Christian defeat Bradshaw & Kane to retain..
  • September 11, 2002: Bradshaw suffered a torn left bicep during the opening match on Raw Monday night..
  • ~~~Bradshaw suffered the tear early, worked the match, came back and did his scheduled run-in afterwards..
  • ~~~The tear, similar to the one Kane had, was operated on by Dr. James Andrews and he'll be out of action four to six months..
  • October 2002: Bradshaw is rehabilitating his torn biceps and will be doing international promotions in the upcoming weeks..

    Ohio Valley Wrestling - The Return of the APA:
  • March 8, 2003 - OVW Show: Nick Dinsmore & Bradshaw w/Ron Simmons b Doug Basham & Damaja..
  • March 12, 2003 - OVW Taping: Doug Basham/Damaja/Kanyon vs Nick Dinsmore/Bradshaw/Johnny Jeter..
  • March 26, 2003 - OVW Taping: The APA (Farooq & Bradshaw) defeated Lance Cade & Rene Dupree by reverse decision..

    World Wrestling Federation - The Return of the APA:
  • July 27, 2003 - Vengeance: Bradshaw wins a special Bar-Room Brawl over Ron Simmons, Brother Love, Doink, and a bunch of others..
  • October 3, 2003: Bradshaw is expected to become a regular on "Cavuto on Business" every Saturday morning on the Fox News Network..
  • September 25, 2003 - Smackdown!: Jamie Noble & Bradshaw defeated The Basham Brothers by DQ after Shanique interfered!
  • October 19, 2003 - No Mercy: The Basham Brothers defeated The APA with help from Shaniqua..
  • October 30, 2003 - Smackdown!: The APA defeated Brock Lesnar & The Big Show when Brock demolished Farooq's knee with a chair!
  • November 16, 2003 - Survivor Series: Team Angle defeated Team Lesnar with Chris Benoit & John Cena coming out as Survivors!
  • December 25, 2003 - Smackdown! in Iraq: The APA (Bradshaw & Farooq) defeated Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas..
  • January 1, 2004 - Smackdown!: Bradshaw defeated Rhyno to win the "rubber match" between the two..
  • January 22, 2004 - Smackdown!: Bradshaw defeated Akio & Sakoda in a 3-way Royal Rumble Qualifying match..
  • February 15, 2003 - No Way Out: Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas defeated The APA (Bradshaw & Farooq)..
  • March 14, 2004 - Wrestlemania XX: Rikishi & Scotty beat The APA, The Bashams & Haas/Benjamin to retain the WWE Tag Team titles..
  • March 18, 2004 - Smackdown!: Rikishi & Scotty beat The APA (Farooq/Bradshaw) to retain, thus Farooq was fired by Paul Heyman!
  • ~~~Bradshaw turned his back on his partner instead of supporting Farooq on his way out, in order to keep his job on SD!..

    World Wrestling Entertainment - John Bradshaw Layfield:
  • March 25, 2004 - Smackdown!: John Bradshaw Layfield appeared with a suit & tie gimmick, saying how great he is and how better he is..
  • ~~~John Bradshaw warned that he would make an impact, and interfered in the Eddie Guerrero vs Booker T match later..
  • April 1, 2004 - Smackdown!: Eddie Guerrero steals John Bradshaw's cowboy hat and gets fans to pour drinks and food inside..
  • ~~~Bradshaw demanded to get his hat back, but instead Eddie Guerrero stomped on it and tossed it to the crowd..
  • April 8, 2004 - Smackdown!: Bradshaw wins the Great American Award but Eddie Guerrero stole and destroyed the trophy!!
  • April 22, 2004 - Smackdown!: John Layfield Bradshaw defeated El Gran Luchadore (played by Paul London under a mask)..
  • ~~~JBL later returned to attacked an already beaten Eddie Guerrero from behind, nailing a powerbomb and a clothesline from hell!
  • May 13, 2004 - SD!: John Bradshaw tricks Eddie Guerrero into getting arrested for damaging his property (his limousine)..
  • May 16, 2004 - Judgment Day: John Bradshaw defeated Eddie Guerrero by DQ (Eddy retains) in a match where Eddy lost a lot of blood..
  • May 20, 2004 - SD!: Bradshaw & The Dudley Boyz defeated Rob Van Dam & Rey Mysterio & Eddie Guerrero..
  • ~~~Eddie Guerrero wasn't supposed to be in the match due to the massive blood loss that occured the night before at Judgment Day..
  • ~~~Eddie Guerrero appeared late in the match and cleaned house on the heels, but suddenly collapsed in the ring and passed out!
  • ~~~Bradshaw took advantage and made the pin for the 1-2-3 victory as Eddy's glazed eyes stared blankly up at the lights..
  • June 3, 2004 - SD!: Bradshaw was allowed to choose the stipulation for his match at the G.A.B. and choses a Bull-Rope match..
  • June 5, 2004 - Live Event in Munich: In an attempt to get heat from the German crowd, Bradshaw started doing the Nazi "goose step"..
  • ~~~These sorts of gestures are against the law in Germany and offended many of the fans in attendance..
  • ~~~CNBC fired John Layfield as a financial analist after investigating the incident in Munich..
  • June 10, 2004 - Smackdown: Eddie Guerrero hijaked JBL's limousine and smashed it up with JBL inside to represent what he'll do at GAB..
  • June 17, 2004 - Smackdown: John Bradshaw cuts an INTENSE promo on the Media, the Internet, the WWE fans and Eddie Guerrero..
  • June 24, 2004 - Smackdown!: Eddie Guerrero defeated Luther Reigns by DQ when both Kurt Angle & John Bradshawl Layfield interfered..
  • June 27, 2004 - Great American Bash: John Layfield defeated Eddie Guerrero in a "Bull Rope" match to win the WWE title!
  • July 1, 2004 - Smackdown: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated Spike Dudley to retain the WWE championship..
  • ~~~After the match, Eddie Guerrero said there was a rematch clause in his contract, and books a CAGE match in two weeks!
  • July 8, 2004 - Smackdown!: John Bradshaw Layfield vs El Gran Luchadore ended in a NO CONTEST when a 2nd Luchadore appeared..
  • ~~~The second El Gran Luchadore was obviously Eddie Guerrero and stated JBL wouldn't be able to run from the Cage!
  • July 15, 2004 - Smackdown!: JBL beat Eddie Guerrero in a "Cage" with help from El Gran Luchador (who unmasked as Kurt Angle!)
  • July 22, 2004 - Smackdown!: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated The Philadelphia Jobber (played by indy worker Mike Kruel)..
  • ~~~After the match, JBL bragged about not having a suitable challenger for the main event at SummerSlam..
  • ~~~The Undertaker came out and chokeslammed JBL, looked him in the eye, and said "YOU... ME..... .SUMMERSLAM!!"
  • August 5, 2004 - Smackdown!: JBL brought out a Midget Undertaker and cracked short jokes and made fun of Taker..
  • ~~~The REAL Undertaker showed up and attacked JBL! leading to Orlando Jordan hitting the ring and pulling JBL to safety..
  • August 5, 2004 - Smackdown!: JBL announces Orlando Jordan as his new Chief of Staff and gets him a match with Undertaker!
  • August 15, 2004 - Summerslam: John Bradshaw Layfield beat The Undertaker by DQ when Taker used the belt to knock out JBL..
  • ~~~After the match, The Undertaker went berzerk and chokeslammed John Layfield through the roof of his white stretch limousine!
  • August 19, 2004 - Smackdown!: JBL comes out to the ring wearing a neck brace and halo but is chased off by the Undertaker!
  • August 26, 2004 - Smackdown!: The Undertaker beat Orlando Jordan by DQ when JBL interfered (JBL's WWE title was on the line)..
  • September 9, 2004 - Smackdown!: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated Charlie Haas with distraction from Orlando Jordan..
  • September 16, 2004 - Smackdown!: JBL coaxed Undertaker into the ring, where Gangrel & Viscera showed up & attacked from behind!
  • September 30, 2004 - Smackdown!: Hardcore Holly defeated JBL by intentional DQ for assulting Holly with a steel chair..
  • ~~~Undertaker came on the screen and pointed out Orlando Jordan hanging unconscious from the rafters on the Taker symbol..
  • October 3, 2004 - No Mercy: JBL defeated The Undertaker in a "Last Ride" match when John Heidenreich jumped out of the Hurse!
  • October 7, 2004 - Smackdown!: JBL defeated Hardcore Holly by COUNT OUT when Orlando Jordan held his leg on the outside..
  • October 14, 2004 - Smackdown!: JBL defeated Hardcore Holly in a "Hardcore Rules" match to retain the WWE Championship..
  • October 21, 2004 - Smackdown!: Booker T & Rob Van Dam & Rey Mysterio defeated JBL & Rene Dupree & Kenzo Suzuki..
  • ~~~JBL was led to believe Booker T was on his side, but Booker T turned babyface and pinned John Bradshaw Layfield!
  • November 4, 2004 - Smackdown!: Booker T & Josh Mathews defeated John Bradshaw Layfield & Orlando Jordan..
  • November 14, 2004 - Survivor Series: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated Booker T to retain with help from Orlando Jordan..
  • November 18, 2004 - Smackdown!: JBL gives his victory speech, but is interrupted by Booker T, Eddie Guerrero & The Undertaker..
  • November 25, 2004 - Smackdown!: JBL & Orlando Jordan defeated Eddie Guerrero & Booker T when The Basham Brothers interfered!
  • December 2, 2004 - Smackdown!: The Undertaker beat JBL & Orlando Jordan w/Amy Webber by DQ in a Handicap Match..
  • December 9, 2004 - Smackdown!: Undertaker & Eddie Guerrero & Booker T beat JBL & Orlando Jordan & The Bashams..
  • December 12, 2004 - Armageddon: John Bradshaw Lafield beat Eddie Guerrero and Booker T and Undertaker to retain the WWE title!
  • December 16, 2004 - Smackdown!: Kurt Angle beat JBL by DQ after a ton of interference and then Big Show cleaned house in the end!
  • December 23, 2004 - Smackdown! in Iraq: JBL came out in a Military Hum-V with armed security and wearing a biohazard suit..
  • ~~~The Big Show showed up and called JBL a deserter and ripped JBL's mask off and chased him out of the ring!
  • December 30, 2004 - SD! Night of Champions: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated Shannon Moore to retain the WWE title..
  • January 6, 2005 - SD!: Kurt Angle entered Amy Webber's dressing room and accidentally walked in on Joy Giovanni in the shower!
  • ~~~Joy ran out of the dressing room and into Big Show's arms, and Big Show chased Kurt Angle to the ring and beat him up!
  • ~~~It was all a ploy by JBL's cabinit to get Kurt Angle and Big Show mad at eachother, and it looks like it worked!
  • January 13, 2005 - Smackdown!: Amy Webber defeated Joy Giovanni by forfiet when it was learned that Giovanni had been abducted!
  • ~~~Later on, JBL was honored in a ceremony and named "Florida Agriculture Group Man of the Year"..
  • ~~~Kurt Angle came out and discovered Joy Giovanni in the trunk of JBL's limo, sending Big Show into a rampage!
  • ~~~The Big Show cleaned house on JBL's cabinit -- as Kurt Angle was shown bragging about masterminding the whole thing!
  • January 20, 2005 - Smackdown!: Kurt Angle is forced to stand in the ring alone and issue an apology to Joy Giovanni for his actions..
  • ~~~The Big Show then came down, but Kurt Angle tried to escape, but was forced back down to the ring by JBL's cabinit!
  • ~~~It was a swerve though, as Kurt Angle (with Jindrak & Reigns) joined JBL's Cabinit and DESTROYED The Big Show!
  • January 22, 2005--Live Event: John Bradshaw Layfield beat The Big Show and Kurt Angle in a 3-WAY to retain the WWE title..
  • January 27, 2005 - SD!: John Bradshaw Layfield vs Kurt Angle ended in a NO CONTEST in a LAST MAN STANDING match..
  • January 30, 2005 - Royal Rumble: John Bradshaw Layfield beat The Big Show and Kurt Angle in a 3-WAY to retain the WWE title..
  • February 3, 2005 - Smackdown!: John Cena got into an intense confrontation with John Layfield over a shot at the WWE title..
  • February 10, 2005 - SD! in Japan: Amy Webber accidentally shot JBL in the face with a tranquilizer gun! (Meant for The Big Show)
  • ~~~JBL spent the night in a drunken stuper, hanging out with an inflatable Godzilla, then being confronted by The Big Show..
  • ~~~Suddenly, JBL snapped out of it and was joined by Orlando Jordan and The Bashams in beating Big Show down..
  • February 17, 2005 - Smackdown!: RAW's Batista shows up and smashed JBL's limousine to bits with a baseball bat and then drives off..
  • ~~~JBL's Cabinit (Bashams & Jordan) ran backstage to get Batista, leaving JBL in the ring to get attacked by The Big Show!!
  • ~~~JBL's Cabinit came running back to beat down The Big Show until Batista ran to the ring and cleaned house on JBL's Cabinit!
  • February 20, 2005 - No Way Out: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated The Big Show in a Barbed Wire Cage to retain the WWE title!
  • ~~~The Big Show chokeslammed JBL off the top rope THROUGH the ring and then broke open the door to exit the Cage..
  • ~~~However, John Layfield had crawled under the ring and to the floor and was declared "still WWE Champion.... JBL!!"
  • February 24, 2005 - Smackdown!: JBL has a "Celebration of Excellance" party which was interrupted/destroyed by The Big Show!
  • ~~~By Theodore Long's order ---- John Cena & The Big Show defeated John Bradshaw Layfield & Orlando Jordan in the main event!
  • March 3, 2005 - Smackdown!: JBL cut an extra long heel promo talking about Wrestlemania, John Cena, and insulting the fans..
  • March 10, 2005 - Smackdown!: JBL & Orlando Jordan "blow up" the Spinning United States title belt and bring back the old belt..
  • ~~~Main event: Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio beat John Layfield & Orlando Jordan w/The Bashams to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • March 17, 2005 - Smackdown!: John Cena & Rey Mysterio & Eddie Guerrero defeated John Layfield & The Basham Brothers..
  • ~~~After the bell rang, John Cena stalked JBL with a steel chair and wanted SO BADLY to smash it over JBL's head!
  • ~~~John Cena managed to control his temper and walk away with his title shot in tact..
  • March 24, 2005 - Smackdown!: John Cena humiliated JBL during a Face-to-face debate, creating a series of pranks to provoke JBL!
  • ~~~John Cena slashed JBL's tires, spray-painted his limo, ruined his cowboy hat, and painted "FU" on the front of his shirt..
  • March 31, 2005 - Smackdown!: JBL came down during John Cena's match with police and arrested Cena for vandalism!
  • ~~~The police handcuffed John Cena, as JBL berated him verbally and kicked him between the legs saying "Youuu can't seee me!"
  • April 3, 2005 - Wrestlemania 21: John Cena defeated John Bradshaw Layfield to capture the WWE Championship...

    World Wrestling Entertainment - John Bradshaw Layfield (The Wrestling GOD):
  • April 7, 2005 - Smackdown!: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated Rey Mysterio in a #1 Contenders Series Matchup..
  • April 21, 2005 - SD!: The Big Show vs Booker T in a #1 Contenders Series was a No Contest after Kurt Angle and JBL interfered..
  • ~~~Theodore Long showed up and ruled that all four men would wrestle in a 4-WAY #1 Contenders Match next week..
  • April 28, 2005 - Smackdown!: John Layfield defeated Kurt Angle and The Big Show and Booker T in a #1 Contenders 4-WAY..
  • May 19, 2005 - Smackdown!: Scotty Too Hotty defeated John Layfield by DQ when JBL refused to let up his vicious assault!
  • ~~~JBL choked Scotty with a leather belt and gouged his eye until Scotty screamed "I QUIT" into the microphone..
  • May 22, 2005 - Judgment Day: John Cena defeated John Layfield in a vicious, brutal, bloody "I Quit" match to retain the WWE title..
  • May 26, 2005 - Smackdown!: John Cena cut a promo and proclaimed that JBL was the most celebrated quitter in WWE history!
  • June 2, 2005 - Smackdown!: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated Nunzio in an ECW-rules match with help from the Cabinit..
  • ~~~JBL joined Kurt Angle & Eric Bischoff in their crusade to destroy ECW and prevent the ECW Pay Per View from happening..
  • June 9, 2005 - Smackdown!: Chris Benoit is drafted to SD! and wrestled to a NO CONTEST with John Bradshaw Layfield..
  • ~~~At the end of the match, Kurt Angle interfered and a huge anti-ECW Crusaders vs ECW brawl broke out with ECW on top!
  • June 12, 2005 - ECW One Night Stand: John Bradshaw Layfield sat in the balcony as part of an anti-ECW crusade led by Eric Bischoff..
  • ~~~Paul Heyman shot on JBL saying "The only reason you were champion for a year is because HHH didn't want to work Tuesdays!"
  • ~~~JBL was shocked when Steve Austin showed up after the main event to throw a beer bash in honor the ECW wrestlers..
  • ~~~Steve Austin, surrounded by ECW, challenegd the anti-ECW crusaders sitting in the balcony to come to the right for a fight!
  • ~~~The anti-ECW crusaders came down and squared off with ECW in a huge brawl which ended with ECW standing TALL!!
  • ~~~~~Off-camera, JBL stalked The Blue Meanie and viciously punched his face, busting Meanie open & bruising him legit..
  • ~~~~~Some of the wrestlers in the ring, including Al Snow, saw what was going on and did not appreciate JBL's actions..
  • ~~~~~The Blue Meanie ended up with a cut on the forehead, and a black eye before Maven pulled him free of JBL..
  • June 16, 2005 - Smackdown!: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated The Undertaker with help from the newly drafted Randy Orton!!!
  • June 30, 2005 - Smackdown!: JBL beat Christian and Undertaker and Booker T and Chris Benoit and Muhammad Hassan in a 6-WAY..
  • ~~~John Layfield was under the impression that he won the new Smackdown! title (since the WWE had been drafted to RAW)..
  • ~~~General Manager Theodore Long showed up and revealed that JBL had actually won #1 Contendership to Batista's World title!
  • July 7, 2005 - Smackdown!: The blue World order (Big Stevie Cool/Blue Meanie/Hollywood Nova) debuted on SD! to confront JBL..
  • ~~~The Blue Meanie defeated John Bradshaw Layield in a 1-on-1 match with help from the bWo as well as World Champion Batista!
  • July 14, 2005 - Smackdown!: Batista defeated Orlando Jordan in a NON TITLE match (JBL gave Batista a Clothesline from hell after!)
  • July 21, 2005 - Smackdown!: JBL threw himself a party to celebrate his victory at Great American Bash (which is six days away)..
  • ~~~Batista crashed the party and gave Orlando Jordan a spinebuster, while John Bradshaw Layfield escaped with his life!
  • July 24, 2005 - Great American Bash: John Bradshaw Layfield w/Orlando Jordan defeated Batista by DQ (Batista retains World title)..
  • July 28, 2005 - Smackdown!: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated The Undertaker in a #1 Contenders match with help from Randy Orton!
  • August 4, 2005 - Smackdown!: Batista and JBL signed their contract for Summerslam and JBL chose to make it No Holds Barred!
  • August 11, 2005 - Smackdown!: Batista defeated Christian by DQ after John Layfield vicious attacked Batista with a chair!
  • August 18, 2005 - Smackdown!: John Layfield destroyed Sho Funaki in a No Holds Barred Match until Batista made the save!
  • August 21, 2005 - Summerslam: Batista defeated John Bradshaw Layfield in a No Holds Barred match to retain the World title..
  • August 25, 2005 - Smackdown!: Batista & Chris Benoit & Rey Mysterio defeated John Layfield & Orlando Jordan & Eddie Guerrero..
  • September 9, 2005 - Smackdown!: Batista defeated John Bradshaw Layfield in a Bull Rope Match to retain the World title!
  • September 16, 2005 - Smackdown!: Rey Mysterio beat JBL! (JBL then asked "The Fixer" Jillian Hall to work for him. She agreed!)..
  • September 23, 2005 - Smackdown!: Jillian Hall introduced JBL, who came out nervously riding a horse to appeal to the Texas fans..
  • ~~~JBL said true American Texans don't hide under masks from immigration and fathers don't lie to their sons (RE: Rey Mysterio)..
  • ~~~Later that night, Mr. Ken Kennedy defeated Rey Mysterio after Rey was distracted by John Bradshaw Layfield..
  • September 30, 2005 - Smackdown!: John Bradshaw Layfield & Mr. Ken Kennedy defeated Rey Mysterio & Hardcore Holly..
  • October 3, 2005 - WWE Homecoming: Batista & Chris Benoit & Rey Mysterio vs John Layfield & Eddie Guerrero & Christian..
  • ~~~This match was added to showcase SD!'s talent, but it was "cancelled" when Eric Bischoff came out and turned the lights off!
  • ~~~At the end of the night, SD! got its revenge by instigating an interpromotional brawl just as the show went off the air..
  • October 7, 2005 - Smackdown!: Batista & Chris Benoit & Rey Mysterio defeated John Layfield & Christian & Eddie Guerrero..
  • October 9, 2005 - No Mercy: John Bradshaw Layfield w/Jillian Hall defeated Rey Mysterio in a Grudge match!
  • October 14, 2005 - Smackdown!: Booker T defeated Christian and John Layfield and Rey Mysterio to earn a United States title shot!
  • October 17, 2005 - RAW: JBL's music played distracting Edge and costing him a match against The Big Show..
  • October 21, 2005 - Smackdown!: John Layfield vs Rey Mysterio ended in a No Contest when Edge & Chris Masters interfered!
  • ~~~Hardcore Holly, The Legion of Doom and various other SD! wrestlers ran to the ring to chase the RAW guys away!
  • October 24, 2005 - RAW: John Bradshaw Layfield showed up in the parking lot and lured Chris Masters out to fight him..
  • ~~~It was all a decoy, as Rey Mysterio snuck into the arena and attacked Edge & Lita in the ring before escaping!
  • October 28, 2005 - Smackdown!: Rey Mysterio beat Christian & Matt Hardy & Hardcore Holly & John Layfield in a 5-WAY..
  • October 31, 2005 - RAW: Rey Mysterio started a fight that included various RAW and Smackdown! wrestlers joining the brawl!
  • ~~~~SD!: Rey Mysterio, JBL, Hardcore Holly, Matt Hardy & Christian! | RAW: Chris Masters, Edge w/Lita, Gene Snitsky & Others..
  • November 1, 2005 - Taboo Tuesday: Matt Hardy & Rey Mysterio beat Chris Masters & Gene Snitsky in a RAW vs SD! match..
  • ~~~Fans Choices: John Bradshaw Layfield (17%), Rey Mysterio (29%), Matt Hardy (31%), Hardcore Holly & Christian..
  • November 4, 2005 - Smackdown!: Rey Mysterio & Matt Hardy beat John Layfield & Christian with Hardcore Holly as referee..
  • November 11, 2005 - Smackdown!: John Bradshaw Layfield w/Jillian Hall defeated Chris Benoit in a Team SD! Qualifying match!
  • November 21, 2005 - RAW: Team RAW and Team Smackdown! met up in the parking lot and Batista was chokeslammed on a car!
  • ~~~Later on: Tajiri vs Rob Conway ended in a No Contest when SD!'s John Bradshaw Layfield interfered!
  • ~~~Shawn Michaels vs John Layfield in a Lumberjack match ended in a No Contest (Team RAW & Team SD! as Lumberjacks)..
  • November 25, 2005 - Smackdown!: Rey Mysterio & John Bradshaw Layfield vs William Regal & Paul Burchill was a No Contest..
  • ~~~RAW's Chris Masters & Carlito Cool purchased ringside seats, and distracted security while Shawn Michaels interfered!
  • ~~~Security chased Michaels away while Masters & Cool attacked Mysterio, the SD! locker room ran down to make the save!
  • November 27, 2005 - Survivor Series: Team Smackdown! defeated Team RAW in an Elimination match (Randy Orton sole survivor!)..
  • ~~~Team Smackdown! consisted of Batista, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, John Bradshaw Layfield, Bobby Lashley..
  • ~~~Team RAW consisted of Shawn Michaels, The Big Show, Kane, Carlito Cool & "The Masterpiece" Chris Masters..
  • December 2, 2005 - Smackdown!: The Big Show & Kane beat John Bradshaw Layfield & Rey Mysterio when JBL walked out on Rey!
  • ~~~Kane & The Big Show destroyed Rey Mysterio and continued the assault after the match until Batista made the save!
  • December 9, 2005 - Smackdown!: Rey Mysterio (ribs taped) defeated JBL (eye patch) by DQ when Orlando Jordan interfered ..
  • ~~~MAIN EVENT: Batista & Rey Mysterio defeated John Bradshaw Layfield & Orlando Jordan w/Jillian Hall..
  • ~~~~~~JBL suffered a "knee injury" and limped backstage abandoning Orlando Jordan, who was destroyed by Batista..
  • December 16, 2005 - Smackdown!: Booker T w/Sharmell defeated Matt Hardy with help from John Bradshaw Layfield!
  • December 18, 2005 - Armageddon: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated Matt Hardy..
  • December 19, 2005 - RAW from Afganistan: Good Santa (Mick Foley) defeated Bad Santa (JBL) in a No Hohoholds Barred match..
  • December 25, 2005: John Cena vs JBL at Judgement Day won "SD! Match of the Year" on the 2005 OWW.com Awards..

    World Wrestling Entertainment - John Bradshaw Layfield vs The Next Big Freak:
  • December 30, 2005 - Smackdown!: Matt Hardy defeated John Bradshaw Layfield by Count Out when The Boogeyman interfered..
  • ~~~The Boogeyman stalked JBL and threw a handful of worms at him, but JBL pulled Jillian Hall in the path of the WORMS!
  • January 6, 2006 - Smackdown!: John Bradshaw Layfield w/Jillian Hall defeated Matt Hardy in a Falls Count Anywhere match..
  • ~~~The Boogeyman once againt stalked JBL and caught Jillian Hall and shoved a handful of worms down the back of her pants!
  • January 13, 2006 - Smackdown!: Roddy Piper hosted a Piper's Pit with John Bradshaw Layfield & Jillian Hall... and the Boogeyman!
  • ~~~The Boogeyman showed up and stalked John Layfield and then bit Jillian Hall's mole off her face and chewed it up!!
  • ~~~~~MAIN EVENT: John Bradshaw Layfield participated in a 20-Man Battle Royal for the World title (won by Kurt Angle)..
  • January 20, 2006 - Smackdown!: Bobby Lashley defeated John Layfield w/Jillian Hall after distraction from The Boogeyman!
  • January 27, 2006 - Smackdown!: John Layfield vs Scotty Too Hotty ended in a No Contest when The Boogeyman played his tricks!
  • ~~~The lights went out, red smoke filled the ring, and thousands of worms fell from the ceiling and Layfield fell onto them!
  • January 29, 2006 - Royal Rumble: The Boogeyman defeated John Bradshaw Layfield w/Jillian Hall with a Pump Handle Slam..
  • February 3, 2006 - Smackdown!: Bobby Lashley destroyed both Dicks and then took a clothesline from hell from John Layfield!
  • February 10, 2006 - Smackdown!: Chris Benoit defeated JBL and Matt Hardy and Orlando Jordan in a (US Title) #1 Contenders match..
  • February 17, 2006 - Smackdown!: Fit Finlay & John Bradshaw Layfield w/Jillian Hall defeated Chris Benoit & Bobby Lashley..
  • February 19, 2006 - No Way Out: John Bradshaw Layfield w/Jillian Hall defeated Bobby Lashley..

    World Wrestling Entertainment - John Bradshaw Layfield vs Chris Benoit:
  • February 24, 2006 - Smackdown!: Chris Benoit & Rey Mysterio & Bobby Lashley beat Randy Orton & John Layfield & Fit Finlay..
  • February 2006: John Bradshaw Layfield had surgery to repair a serious hand injury suffered at the SD! tapings in Richmond, VA..
  • ~~~THE REAL STORY was that Layfield had a non-cancerous cyst on his hand which needed to be surgically removed..
  • February 2006: John Bradshaw Layfield went on the tour to Australia & NZ but only cut promos due to his recent hand surgery.
  • March 3, 2006 - SmackDown!: Graphic footage was down of John Bradshaw Layfield's surgery on his injured hand..
  • March 10, 2006 - SmackDown!: JBL thanked the fans for cards and letters and challenged Steve Austin to a beer drinking contest!
  • March 17, 2006 - SmackDown!: Chris Benoit defeated Orlando Jordan by Submission (JBL smashed a beer-cooler on Benoit's head!)
  • March 18, 2006 - Saturday Night's Main Event: John Bradshaw Layfield challenged Steve Austin to a beer-drinking contest..
  • ~~~Stone Cold Steve Austin caught JBL cheating and gave him a stunner and a beer-bath with help from Chris Benoit..
  • March 24, 2006 - SmackDown!: Chris Benoit defeated Willaim Regal (w/John Bradshaw Layfield & Jillian Hall) by Submission..
  • March 31, 2006 - SmackDown!: John Bradshaw Layfield w/Jillian Hall destroyed Daniel Cross..
  • April 2, 2006 - WrestleMania 22: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated Chris Benoit to win the United States title!

    World Wrestling Entertainment - United States Champion:
  • April 14, 2006 - SmackDown!: John Layfield defeated Chris Benoit in a Steel Cage to retain the United States title..
  • ~~~Jillian Hall interfered in the match but accidentally smashed the cage door into JBL's face -- Which JBL did not appreciate!
  • April 21, 2006 - SmackDown!: John Layfield threw himself one of his "Great American" celebrations and fired Jillian Hall!
  • April 28, 2006 - SmackDown!: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated William Regal to retain the United States title (in England)..
  • May 5, 2006 - SmackDown!: Mark Henry (JBL's hired assassin) defeated Rey Mysterio in a Non-title match..
  • May 12, 2006 - SmackDown!: The Great Khali (JBL's hired assassin) defeated Rey Mysterio in a Non-title match..
  • May 19, 2006 - SmackDown!: RAW's Kane (JBL's hired assassin) defeated Rey Mysterio in a Non-title match..
  • May 21, 2005 - Judgment Day: Rey Mysterio defeated John Bradshaw Layfield to retain the WWE Championship!..
  • May 26, 2006 - SmackDown!: Bobby Lashley defeated John Bradshaw Layfield to win the United States title!
  • ~~~JBL protested and said if he couldn't beat Rey Mysterio tonight he would QUIT --- Rey Mysterio defeated JBL!!!!!

    World Wrestling Entertainment - SmackDown! Announcer:
  • June 11, 2006 - ECW One Night Stand: JBL showed up and announced that he was replacing Tazz as commentator on SmackDown!..
  • June 16, 2006 - SmackDown!: John Bradshaw Layfield returned to SD! to join Michael Cole at the announce position..
  • December 22, 2006 - SmackDown!: JBL publically demanded that Theodore Long apologize for running SD! in a careless manner..
  • December 25, 2006 - WWE Tribute to the Troops (Iraq): Santa Clause and his helpers (Divas) gave out presents to the troops..
  • ~~~Chris Masters defeated Santa Clause in a Masterlock challenge and then issued a challenge to any of the troops to try it..
  • ~~~Chris Masters picked out a 120 lbs soldier and put him in the Masterlock only for Santa (JBL) to returned and help out..
  • ~~~JBL kicked Chris Masters from behind and caused him to stumble and break the Masterlock for the first time in history!
  • January 5, 2007 - SmackDown!: JBL interviewed Montel Vontavious Porter and blamed Theodore Long for his injuries..
  • March 19, 2007 - RAW: Shawn Michaels vs. John Bradshaw Layfield didn't happen because JBL refused to come out of retirement..
  • ~~~JBL instead yelled at Shawn Michaels for losing his Edge, Michaels shot back and knocked JBL out with Sweet Chin Music!
  • March 30, 2007 - SmackDown!: JBL was set to interview Batista and The Undertaker but instead got a Stunner from Steve Austin!
  • June 11, 2007--RAW: The Mr. McMahon "character" was tragically killed when his private limousine exploded into a ball of flames..
  • June 15, 2007 - SmackDown!: JBL was extremely offended by the Philadelphia fans booing a 10-bell salute to Vince McMahon..
  • June 24, 2007 - Vengeance (Night of Champions): JBL was acknowledged and honored as a former WWE Heavyweight Champion..

    July 2007: There is a trademark dispute going on over the name "JBL" between WWE and Harman International. Harman claimed it has trademarked a JBL brand of electronics, named after founder James Bullough Lansing. WWE attempted to get four trademarks for JBL in 2005. Harman held 20 trademarks containing parts of the name.

  • August 13, 2007--RAW: Michael Cole & JBL auditioned for William Regal's "WWE Idol" singing Hall & Oates..
  • September 10, 2007--RAW: JBL appeared on RAW as a swerve, claiming that he could be Vince McMahon's "illegitimate child"..
  • September 21, 2007--SmackDown!: A Rey Mysterio interview was interrupted by JBL and Fit Finlay viciously attacked Mysterio!
  • September 28, 2007--SmackDown!: JBL interviewed Rey Mysterio and it got physical but Fit Finlay attacked Rey Mysterio again!

    World Wrestling Entertainment - SmackDown! Announcer (The Return of the WRESTLING GOD):
  • October 19, 2007--SmackDown!: JBL interviewed Batista and called him a "coward" so Batista took JBL down with a spear!
  • October 26, 2007--SmackDown!: JBL interviewed The Undertaker and got on his bad side so Undertaker choke-slammed him!
  • October 28, 2007 - Cyber Sunday: Batista defeated Undertaker to retain the World Heavyweight title with Steve Austin as referee..
  • ~~~Fans Choose The Referee: A) "Hardcore Legend" Mick Foley, B) Stone Cold Steve Austin (79%), C) John Bradshaw Layfield..
  • November 2, 2007--SmackDown!: The Undertaker & Batista defeated The Great Khali & Mark Henry by DQ after JBL interferd..
  • ~~~JBL revealed that he orchestrated the whole thing as Henry & Khali squeezed Batista & Undertaker into unconsciousness..
  • December 3, 2007--RAW: Hornswoggle defeated Carlito Cool & Jonathan Coachman with help from the APA!

    World Wrestling Entertainment - vs. Chris Jericho (The Return of the WRESTLING GOD):
  • December 16, 2007 - Armageddon: Chris Jericho defeated WWE Champion Randy Orton by DQ after JBL interfered!
  • December 17, 2007--RAW: Chris Jericho invited JBL to RAW, but JBL only appeared "via sattelite" on the Titantron..
  • ~~~Y2J taunted JBL into announcing that he would come out of retirement and join the RAW brand to feud with Y2J..
  • December 21, 2007--SmackDown!: JBL have a Farewell to SmackDown! speech and said he was going after the WWE Championship..
  • December 24, 2007--RAW in IRAQ: WWE Champion Randy Orton defeated Chris Jericho after interference from JBL..
  • December 31, 2007--RAW: JBL debuted on RAW with an long elaborate entrance with fireworks before brawling with Chris Jericho..
  • January 7, 2008--RAW ROULETTE: Chris Jericho vs. Gene Snitsky & John Bradshaw Layfield ended in a No Contest..
  • ~~~JBL whacked Y2J with the ring bell and wrapped electrical wire around his neck and dragged him up the entrance way..
  • January 14, 2008--RAW: JBL cut a promo and said if Chris Jericho goes to the Royal Rumble, the "Savior" will need to be saved..
  • January 27, 2008 - Royal Rumble: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated a bloody Chris Jericho by DQ after Jericho used a steel chair!
  • ~~~Chris Jericho (a bloody mess) cracked JBL with a steel chair and choked him with some electrical wire that he found at ringside!
  • January 28, 2008--RAW: Randy Orton & John Bradshaw Layfield defeated Chris Jericho & Jeff Hardy in the main event..
  • February 4, 2008--RAW: Jeff Hardy & Shawn Michaels & Chris Jericho beat John Bradshaw Layfield & Umaga & Gene Snitsky..
  • February 11, 2008--RAW: Chris Jericho defeated John Bradshaw Layfield (Umaga attacked both men after the match)..
  • February 17, 2008 - No Way Out: Triple H won an Elimination Chamber match to earn a title shot at WrestleMania 24!
  • ~~~Triple H beat Jeff Hardy (Runner-up) and Shawn Michaels and Chris Jericho and John Bradhsaw Layfield and Umaga..

    World Wrestling Entertainment - vs. Fit Finlay (The Road to WrestleMania):
  • Fenruary 18, 2008--RAW: Vince McMahon vs. Hornswoggle in a Steel Cage match ended in a very disturbing No Contest..
  • ~~~Fit Finlay tried to stop the match from happening, but JBL attacked Finlay from behind and hand-cuffed him to the ropes..
  • ~~~Vince McMahon began to whip Hornswoggle with his belt, while Finlay helplessly watched - then Vince exited the cage...
  • ~~~JBL stayed back and taunted Fit Finlay while destroying Hornswoggle, throwing him repeatedly into the side of the cage..
  • February 25, 2008--RAW: John Bradshaw Layfield revealed to Vince McMahon that Hornswoggle was actually Fit Finlay's son..
  • March 3, 2008--RAW: Fit Finlay came out for his confrontation with JBL but before that Vince McMahon came out to the stage..
  • ~~~Vince McMahon asked Fit Finlay if it was true that he conspired with the McMahon family and Finlay confirmed it..
  • ~~~Vince McMahon asked Fit Finlay if he was actually Hornswoggle's father and Finlay said he was proud to say he is..
  • `~~~~~~~~~JBL came up on the big screen live via sattelite at the hospital where he beat the crap out of Hornswoggle..
  • March 10, 2008--RAW: Mr. Kennedy defeated Fit Finlay by DQ (JBL pissed Finlay off and caused Finlay to snap and attack Kennedy)..


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