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John Charles Layfield, or simply JBL, is an American retired professional wrestler and current wrestling commentator working for WWE and financial analyst for Fox News. Layfield has a number of monikers associated with him which includes ring names such as Justin "Hawk" Bradshaw, Blackjack Bradshaw, Bradshaw and John "Bradshaw" Layfield. He adopted the persona of 'JBL'- a wealthy, big-mouthed, fiery-tempered businessman, while working for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where he was the longest reigning WWE Champion in SmackDown history with a reign lasting 280 days. Layfield was trained initially by Brad Rheingans and first started wrestling in the Global Wrestling Federation (GWF) in Texas. formed the tag team "Texas Mustangs" with Bobby Duncum, Jr.; they quickly won the GWF Tag Team Championship from Rough Riders on November 27. 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. On the May 31, 1999 episode of Raw is War, he and his partners, collectively referred to as the Acolytes, won their first WWF Tag Team Championship by defeating Kane and X-Pac. 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. He is also recognized as the twentieth Triple Crown Champion, and the tenth Grand Slam Champion.  
WWE News: Ted Dibiase Sr. talks about his Raw 25 experience
WWE News: Ted Dibiase Sr. talks about his Raw 25 experience
The Million Dollar Man opens up about his latest cameo on WWE TV.
From the WWE Rumor Mill: The Revival to be placed in unfortunate spot on RAW 25
From the WWE Rumor Mill: The Revival to be placed in unfortunate spot on RAW 25
Terrible news for fans of The Revival.
The Born Identity: Ten wrestlers who drastically switched gimmicks.
The Born Identity: Ten wrestlers who drastically switched gimmicks.
10 wrestlers who changed their gimmick and garnered success.
From the WWE Rumor Mill: Reason behind Mauro Ranallo not returning to the main roster
From the WWE Rumor Mill: Reason behind Mauro Ranallo not returning to the main roster
Here's why Mauro isn't working on the main shows.
WWE News: Big Show reveals his next possible career move
WWE News: Big Show reveals his next possible career move
Find out what's next for the 7ft tall giant in his illustrious career.
WWE News: WWE Network's popular show comes to an end
WWE News: WWE Network's popular show comes to an end
You won't be seeing this again.
5 WWE Superstars who had to wait the longest for a World Championship
5 WWE Superstars who had to wait the longest for a World Championship
You won't believe how long these guys had to wait!
Interview: JBL discusses his status with WWE, Undertaker's return, dream opponents & more
Interview: JBL discusses his status with WWE, Undertaker's return, dream opponents & more
The legend hinted that the Undertaker may not be done.
From the WWE Rumour Mill: Reason for Mauro Ranallo's initial departure revealed?
From the WWE Rumour Mill: Reason for Mauro Ranallo's initial departure revealed?
What had led to the SmackDown Live announcer's initial leave of absence?
From the WWE Rumor Mill: More details on JBL's WWE departure!
From the WWE Rumor Mill: More details on JBL's WWE departure!
JBL recently announced his departure from his commentary role.
WWE News: Replacement named for JBL on Smackdown announce team
WWE News: Replacement named for JBL on Smackdown announce team
Who will be taking the longtime commentator's spot on Blue Brand?
From the WWE Rumor Mill: Potential replacements for JBL on SmackDown Live
From the WWE Rumor Mill: Potential replacements for JBL on SmackDown Live
JBL recently stepped down from his commentary position on SmackDown.
WWE News: More news on JBL's SmackDown Live departure
WWE News: More news on JBL's SmackDown Live departure
John Bradshaw Layfield recently announced he was leaving SmackDown Live's commentary team, but how long have WWE known about this?
5 Potential replacements for JBL on SmackDown Live 
5 Potential replacements for JBL on SmackDown Live 
Who could step up and take the coveted colour commentary position?
From the WWE Rumour Mill: Mauro Ranallo to replace JBL on Smackdown Live?
From the WWE Rumour Mill: Mauro Ranallo to replace JBL on Smackdown Live?
Will Mauro be replacing JBL on the Smackdown Live Commentary Table?
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