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JBL Biography

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.  

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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?
WWE News: Mauro Ranallo and other announcers react to JBL leaving SmackDown's broadcast team
WWE News: Mauro Ranallo and other announcers react to JBL leaving SmackDown's broadcast team
How are JBL's fellow announcers sending him off as he leaves Smackdown?
WWE News: WWE releases official statement on JBL stepping down from commentary
WWE News: WWE releases official statement on JBL stepping down from commentary
We won't hear a familiar voice on Tuesday nights anymore.
WWE News: JBL steps down as SmackDown Live color commentator
WWE News: JBL steps down as SmackDown Live color commentator
JBL shockingly announced that he's leaving his weekly role.
SK WWE Exclusive: Major backstage heat on JBL and Naomi
SK WWE Exclusive: Major backstage heat on JBL and Naomi
Naomi and JBL have irked the WWE by spoiling a major SummerSlam surprise.
10 WWE Superstars who were involved in a heated argument outside the ring
10 WWE Superstars who were involved in a heated argument outside the ring
Sometimes the greatest drama happens outside the ring.
From the WWE Rumor Mill: Update on details behind Mauro Ranallo’s exit and return
From the WWE Rumor Mill: Update on details behind Mauro Ranallo’s exit and return
Welcome back, Mauro Ranallo.
WWE News: New content coming to the WWE Network in July
WWE News: New content coming to the WWE Network in July
The WWE Network has some interesting programming coming this month.
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