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John Charles 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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Nov 29, 1966 In Sweetwater, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series WWE Raw 1993-01-11
Latest Project:
Movie WWE WrestleMania 38 Sunday Kickoff 2022-04-03
Known For
Poster of Bipolar Rock 'N Roller
Poster of The History of The WWE Hardcore Championship
Poster of WWE Tribute to the Troops 2005
Poster of WWE Raw
Movie WWE WrestleMania 38 Sunday Kickoff John "Bradshaw" Layfield 2022-04-03
Movie WWE WrestleMania 38 Saturday Kickoff John "Bradshaw" Layfield 2022-04-02
Movie WWE WrestleMania 37: Night 1 John "Bradshaw" Layfield 2021-04-10
Movie Never Forget: WWE Returns After 9/11 Bradshaw 2021-09-10
Movie WWE WrestleMania 37: Night 2 John "Bradshaw" Layfield 2021-04-11
Movie WWE WrestleMania 36 (Night 1) John "Bradshaw" Layfield 2020-04-04
Movie WWE Payback 2020 Himself 2020-08-30
Movie WWE Survivor Series 2020 Himself 2020-11-22
Movie Fighting with My Family JBL 2019-02-14
Movie WWE WrestleMania 35 JBL 2019-04-07
Movie Trish & Lita – Best Friends, Better Rivals JBL 2019-06-11
Movie Bipolar Rock 'N Roller Himself (rumored) 2018-05-25
Movie Straight Outta Dudleyville: The Legacy of the Dudley Boyz 2016-04-12
Movie WWE WrestleMania 32 JBL 2016-04-03
Movie WWE: The U.S. Championship: A Legacy of Greatness JBL (archive footage) 2016-04-26
Movie The History of The WWE Hardcore Championship 2016-09-06
Series Swerved JBL 2015-06-22
Movie WWE SummerSlam 2015 John "Bradshaw" Layfield 2015-08-23
Movie WWE: Ring in the Holidays 2015-11-10
Series Legends with JBL John Layfield 2015-09-21
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 2014 John "Bradshaw" Layfield 2014-01-26
Movie WWE: 150 Best Pay-Per-View Matches, Vol 2 Bradshaw 2014-01-01
Movie WWE Money in the Bank 2014 JBL 2014-06-29
Movie WWE: Attitude Era: Vol. 2 Bradshaw 2014-11-03
Movie WWE: 150 Best Pay-Per-View Matches, Vol 3 JBL 2014-12-31
Movie WWE Tribute to the Troops 2014 2014-12-17
Movie WWE: The Best of SmackDown - 10th Anniversary, 1999-2009 Bradshaw / JBL (archive footage) 2012-01-03
Movie WWE: Undertaker 20-0 - The Streak John 'Bradshaw' Layfield (archive footage) 2012-07-23
Movie The John Cena Experience JBL (archive footage) 2011-06-04
Movie WWE: Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century 2011-07-12
Movie Satan's Prison: The Anthology of the Elimination Chamber 2010-06-15
Movie WWE: Satan's Prison - The Anthology of the Elimination Chamber JBL 2010-07-13
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 2009 JBL 2009-01-25
Movie WWE WrestleMania XXV JBL 2009-04-05
Movie WWE No Way Out 2009 JBL 2009-02-15
Movie WWE Judgment Day 2008 JBL 2008-05-18
Movie WWE One Night Stand 2008 JBL 2008-06-01
Movie WWE Backlash 2008 JBL 2008-04-27
Movie WWE WrestleMania XXIV JBL 2008-03-30
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 2008 JBL 2008-01-27
Movie WWE The Great American Bash 2008 JBL 2008-07-20
Movie WWE No Way Out 2008 JBL 2008-02-18
Movie WWE Tribute to the Troops 2008 JBL 2008-12-20
Movie WWE SummerSlam 2008 JBL 2008-08-17
Movie WWE Survivor Series 2008 JBL 2008-11-23
Movie WWE: Viva La Raza - The Legacy of Eddie Guerrero JBL 2008-11-11
Movie WWE Unforgiven 2008 JBL 2008-09-07
Movie WWE No Mercy 2008 JBL 2008-10-05
Movie WWE Vengeance: Night of Champions 2007 John 'Bradshaw' Layfield 2007-06-24
Movie WWE WrestleMania 23 JBL 2007-04-01
Movie WWE Unforgiven 2007 John 'Bradshaw' Layfield 2007-09-16
Movie WWE: Rey Mysterio - The Biggest Little Man JBL 2007-10-23
Movie WWE No Way Out 2006 JBL 2006-02-19
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 2006 JBL 2006-01-29
Movie WWE WrestleMania 22 JBL 2006-04-02
Movie WWE Judgment Day 2006 JBL 2006-05-21
Movie WWE WrestleMania 21 JBL 2005-04-03
Movie WWE Judgment Day 2005 John "Bradshaw" Layfield 2005-05-22
Movie WWE No Way Out 2005 JBL 2005-02-20
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 2005 JBL 2005-01-30
Movie WWE Tribute to the Troops 2005 Bradshaw 2005-03-28
Movie ECW One Night Stand 2005 JBL 2005-06-12
Movie WWE The Great American Bash 2005 JBL 2005-07-24
Movie WWE Survivor Series 2005 JBL 2005-11-27
Movie WWE Armageddon 2005 JBL 2005-12-08
Movie WWE No Mercy 2005 JBL 2005-10-09
Movie WWE SummerSlam 2005 JBL 2005-08-21
Movie WWE WrestleMania XX Bradshaw 2004-03-14
Movie WWE No Way Out 2004 Bradshaw 2004-02-15
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 2004 Bradshaw 2004-01-25
Movie WWE Judgment Day 2004 John "Bradshaw" Layfield 2004-05-16
Movie WWE No Mercy 2004 JBL 2004-10-03
Movie WWE Survivor Series 2004 JBL 2004-11-14
Movie WWE The Great American Bash 2004 JBL 2004-06-27
Movie WWE SummerSlam 2004 JBL 2004-08-15
Movie WWE Armageddon 2004 JBL 2004-12-12
Movie WWE Vengeance 2003 Bradshaw 2003-07-27
Movie WWE No Mercy 2003 Bradshaw 2003-10-19
Movie WWE Survivor Series 2003 Bradshaw 2003-11-16
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 2002 Bradshaw 2002-01-20
Movie WWE Wrestlemania X8 Bradshaw 2002-03-17
Movie WWF: Before They Were Superstars Himself 2002-03-12
Movie WWE Backlash 2002 Bradshaw 2002-04-21
Movie WWE Insurrextion 2002 Bradshaw 2002-05-04
Movie WWE WrestleMania X-Seven Bradshaw 2001-04-01
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 2001 Bradshaw 2001-01-21
Movie WWE Insurrextion 2001 Bradshaw 2001-05-01
Movie WWE SummerSlam 2001 Bradshaw 2001-08-19
Movie WWE Judgment Day 2001 Bradshaw 2001-05-20
Movie WWE InVasion Bradshaw 2001-07-22
Movie WWE Rebellion 2001 Bradshaw 2001-11-03
Movie WWE WrestleMania 2000 2000-04-02
Movie WWE Backlash 2000 Bradshaw 2000-04-30
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 2000 Bradshaw 2000-01-23
Movie WWE Unforgiven 2000 Bradshaw 2000-09-24
Movie WWE No Mercy 2000 Bradshaw 2000-10-22
Movie WWE Insurrextion 2000 Bradshaw 2000-05-06
Movie WWE Fully Loaded 2000 Bradshaw 2000-07-23
Movie WWE Over the Edge Bradshaw 1999-05-23
Movie WWE No Mercy (UK) 1999 Bradshaw 1999-05-16
Movie WWE Backlash: In Your House Bradshaw 1999-04-25
Movie WWE Fully Loaded 1999 Bradshaw 1999-07-25
Series WWE SmackDown Bradshaw 1999-04-29
Movie WWE WrestleMania XV Bradshaw 1999-03-28
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1999 Bradshaw 1999-08-22
Movie WWE Armageddon 1999 Bradshaw 1999-12-12
Movie WWE No Mercy 1999 Bradshaw 1999-10-17
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1999 Bradshaw 1999-11-14
Movie WWE Rebellion 1999 Bradshaw 1999-10-02
Movie WWE Unforgiven 1999 Bradshaw 1999-09-26
Movie WWE WrestleMania XIV Bradshaw 1998-03-29
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1998 Blackjack Bradshaw 1998-01-18
Movie WWE No Way Out of Texas: In Your House Bradshaw 1998-02-15
Movie WWE Mayhem in Manchester Bradshaw 1998-04-03
Movie WWE Breakdown: In Your House Bradshaw 1998-09-27
Movie WWE Fully Loaded: In Your House Bradshaw 1998-07-26
Movie WWE Over the Edge: In Your House Justin Bradshaw 1998-05-31
Movie WWE WrestleMania 13 Blackjack Bradshaw 1997-03-23
Movie WWE In Your House 16: Canadian Stampede Blackjack Bradshaw 1997-07-06
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1997 Blackjack Bradshaw 1997-11-09
Movie WWE In Your House 8: Beware of Dog Justin 'Hawk' Bradshaw 1996-05-26
Movie WWE In Your House 10: Mind Games Justin "Hawk" Bradshaw 1996-09-22
Movie WWE In Your House 11: Buried Alive Justin Hawk Bradshaw 1996-10-20
Series WWE Raw John Bradshaw Layfield 1993-01-11