History Wrestling / JohnBradshawLayfield

12th Jan '17 5:01:29 AM Galvatron29
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** He was dead against Kane and MVP's Inferno match at ''Armageddon'' 2006, stating while he was all for competition, actually setting another human being on fire was going too far.
10th Jan '17 9:59:29 AM Galvatron29
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** In more recent days, he despises the wrestlers' tendency to knock over his cowboy hat when they brawl near the broadcast table.

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** In more recent days, he despises the wrestlers' tendency to knock over his cowboy hat when they brawl near the broadcast table. Played for laughs at Night of Champions 2014: when Randy Orton makes a point of moving his hat out the way before back-suplexing Chris Jericho on the table, he visibly has no idea how to take it.
10th Jan '17 9:50:19 AM Galvatron29
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*** Claiming that Teddy Long was biased against King Booker in his 2006 series against Batista because Long was a racist. Both Long and Booker are African-American, making this one even more bizarre than normal.
12th Nov '16 5:01:23 PM nombretomado
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** As JBL, he's moderately racist against Asians and Latinos, Luchadores in particular. Ironically, his partner in APA was a former Black Muslim. Over the years, however, he's {{Zig Zagg|ingTrope}}ed the ''hell'' out of this trope, siding with almost all the heels, even the nonwhite or foreign ones. Then again, he despised Sylvan Grenier for being French-Canadian, despite Grenier being a heel. Then ''again'', he was a big fan of (also French-Canadian) Maryse Ouellet, and was even inspired to learn French by his adoration of her (of course, she ''was'' smoking hot). And he was sexually titillated by Wrestling/{{Melina}} Perez despite Melina being Mexican-American and looking it. When Michael Cole pointed out that he disliked Mexicans, JBL rationalized this by retorting: "JohnWayne had a Mexican wife; why couldn't I?" Basically, depending on the situation, he's whatever will make him out to be a StrawHypocrite.

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** As JBL, he's moderately racist against Asians and Latinos, Luchadores in particular. Ironically, his partner in APA was a former Black Muslim. Over the years, however, he's {{Zig Zagg|ingTrope}}ed the ''hell'' out of this trope, siding with almost all the heels, even the nonwhite or foreign ones. Then again, he despised Sylvan Grenier for being French-Canadian, despite Grenier being a heel. Then ''again'', he was a big fan of (also French-Canadian) Maryse Ouellet, and was even inspired to learn French by his adoration of her (of course, she ''was'' smoking hot). And he was sexually titillated by Wrestling/{{Melina}} Perez despite Melina being Mexican-American and looking it. When Michael Cole pointed out that he disliked Mexicans, JBL rationalized this by retorting: "JohnWayne "Creator/JohnWayne had a Mexican wife; why couldn't I?" Basically, depending on the situation, he's whatever will make him out to be a StrawHypocrite.
20th Oct '16 7:42:23 PM wanderlustwarrior
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* BreakupBreakout: After the APA's second breakup in 2004, Bradshaw reinvented himself as John "Bradshaw" Layfield (JBL).

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* BreakupBreakout: After the APA's second breakup in 2004, Bradshaw reinvented himself as John "Bradshaw" Layfield (JBL). Of course JBL would fare better by comparison because Ron Simmons was ''retiring'', but the JBL character perhaps did better than expected.
4th Oct '16 1:22:21 PM XingeseSoulReaper
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** Shown once again at ''Summerslam 2016'', having such a disgusted reaction to seeing Lesnar elbow Randy Orton's head repeatedly, opening it up; he vocally expressed anger by saying officials need to break it up, acting more as a face commentator than the face commentators present. After this, he continued his heel persona; giving the impression that JBL broke {{Kayfabe}} and was genuinely angered at Lesnar's actions.
3rd Oct '16 5:46:23 PM JamesAustin
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* AuthorAppeal: Tends to mark out for stiff clotheslines - just listen to him whenever [[Wrestling/BrodieLee Luke Harper]] hits his.

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* AuthorAppeal: Tends to mark out for stiff clotheslines - just listen to him whenever [[Wrestling/BrodieLee Luke Harper]] Wrestling/LukeHarper hits his.
3rd Oct '16 5:46:15 PM JamesAustin
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-->''[[BadassBoast I am who I say that I am! And I am a wrestling.....]] [[AGodAmI GOD!]]''



'''John Bradshaw Layfield''' is a retired [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestler]], who wrestled in Wrestling/{{WWE}} from the mid-90s, up until 2009, when he announced his retirement after ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} XXV''. He made various one off appearances, one of them being on the [[MilestoneCelebration 1000th episode of RAW]], and would take Wrestling/JerryLawler's place at commentary when the former recuperated from a heart attack, and then moved to be a permanent commentator on both Raw and Smackdown.

Outside the ring, he is a successful stock broker and a financial analyst, first for {{MSNBC}}, and later, Creator/FoxNewsChannel. He wrote a book called "Have More Money Now" (released in 2003), which is about him being involved in the stock market trade. And he, along with Wrestling/MichaelCole, also hosts two shows, one is a (mostly) political podcast, [[TheEponymousShow The John Layfield and Michael Cole Show]] and another that's more comedy oriented called the JBL and Cole Show.

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'''John -->''"I am who I say that I am! And I am a wrestling... GOD!"''

John Charles Layfield (born November 29, 1966), better known by the ring name John
Bradshaw Layfield''' Layfield (also formatted as John "Bradshaw" Layfield, abbreviated JBL), is a an American color commentator and retired [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestler]], {{professional wrestl|ing}}er, who wrestled in Wrestling/{{WWE}} from the mid-90s, up until 2009, when he announced his retirement after ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} XXV''. He made various one off appearances, one of them being on the [[MilestoneCelebration 1000th episode of RAW]], and would take Wrestling/JerryLawler's place at commentary when the former recuperated from a heart attack, and then moved to be a permanent commentator on both Raw ''Raw'' and Smackdown.

''[=SmackDown=]''.

Outside the ring, he is a successful stock broker and a financial analyst, first for {{MSNBC}}, Creator/{{MSNBC}}, and later, Creator/FoxNewsChannel. He wrote a book called "Have More Money Now" (released in 2003), which is about him being involved in the stock market trade. And he, along with Wrestling/MichaelCole, also hosts two shows, one is a (mostly) political podcast, [[TheEponymousShow ''[[TheEponymousShow The John Layfield and Michael Cole Show]] Show]]'' and another that's more comedy oriented called the ''The JBL and Cole Show.
Show''.
17th Jul '16 8:26:41 AM JamesAustin
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* ArchEnemy: Wrestling/EddieGuerrero, Wrestling/JohnCena, Wrestling/{{Batista}} and [[Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr Rey Mysterio]].
** Arguably, Wrestling/TheMiz in RealLife.
** The Godwinns, in his New Blackjacks phase

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* ArchEnemy: Wrestling/EddieGuerrero, Wrestling/JohnCena, Wrestling/{{Batista}} and [[Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr Rey Mysterio]].
** Arguably, Wrestling/TheMiz in RealLife.
**
Wrestling/{{Rey Mysterio|Jr}}. The Godwinns, in his New Blackjacks phasephase.



* BourgeoisBumpkin: According to [[Wrestling/TheWorldsGreatestTagTeam Charlie Haas]]
-->'''CHL''':"...and I'm a big Texas blowhard that lives in New York City! Yee-haw! I'm rich, my wife's rich, heck even my dog's rich! Mamajawamaextreme.com."
-->'''JBL''':"You think I, with my pedigree and my resume am some ridiculous over the top caricature?"
* TheBully: As a heel, and also in RealLife.
-->'''Batista:''' ''[just before the 2005 Great American Bash]'' You're a LIAR, you're a LOUDMOUTH, you're a BULLY, and you are nothing but a PHONY!"
** Wrestling/TheMiz acknowledged it on-screen during his run as U.S Champion, recounting the story of when JBL kicked him out of the locker room after he messed up a referee's bag by spilling chicken crumbs on it.
** The Hardys mentioned on Exist to Inspire that JBL was one of the three members and "prosecutor" of the old Wrestler's Court (the other two being ChrisBenoit and TheUndertaker).

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* BourgeoisBumpkin: According to [[Wrestling/TheWorldsGreatestTagTeam Charlie Haas]]
-->'''CHL''':"...
Haas]]:
-->'''CHL:''' ...
and I'm a big Texas blowhard that lives in New York City! Yee-haw! I'm rich, my wife's rich, heck even my dog's rich! Mamajawamaextreme.com."
-->'''JBL''':"You
"
-->'''JBL:''' You
think I, with my pedigree and my resume am some ridiculous over the top caricature?"
caricature?
* TheBully: TheBully:
**
As a heel, and also in RealLife.
-->'''Batista:''' --->'''Batista:''' ''[just before the 2005 Great American Bash]'' You're a LIAR, you're a LOUDMOUTH, you're a BULLY, and you are nothing but a PHONY!"
** Wrestling/TheMiz acknowledged it on-screen during his run as U.S S. Champion, recounting the story of when JBL kicked him out of the locker room after he messed up a referee's bag by spilling chicken crumbs on it.
** The
it. It was later said that the wrestler who punished Miz and owned the bag was actually Wrestling/ChrisBenoit and that Miz changed his name to JBL's because of Benoit being {{Unperson}}ed by WWE, but given that the Hardys mentioned on Exist ''Exist to Inspire Inspire'' that JBL was one of the three members and "prosecutor" of the old Wrestler's Court (the other two being ChrisBenoit Benoit and TheUndertaker).Wrestling/TheUndertaker), it seems that Miz didn't shift the blame to him without reason.



** "'''SUPERMAN PUNCH!'''" - Whenever [[Wrestling/TheShield Roman Reigns]] use this particular move.

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** "'''SUPERMAN PUNCH!'''" - Whenever [[Wrestling/TheShield Roman Reigns]] Wrestling/RomanReigns use this particular move.



** He once criticized TheMiz (back when Miz was just starting out) for taking the shortcut of appearing on reality shows rather than working his way up through the territories like everyone else (although Miz ''did'' come up through ''Tough Enough''), comparing Miz to Anna Nicole Smith. But if you look at Layfield's own backstory [[NouveauRiche (rags-to-riches Texan)]], he is himself practically Anna Nicole's male equivalent!

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** He once criticized TheMiz The Miz (back when Miz was just starting out) for taking the shortcut of appearing on reality shows rather than working his way up through the territories like everyone else (although Miz ''did'' come up through ''Tough Enough''), comparing Miz to Anna Nicole Smith. But if you look at Layfield's own backstory [[NouveauRiche (rags-to-riches Texan)]], he is himself practically Anna Nicole's male equivalent!



** His massive hazing of WWE rookies was verified by Wrestling/TheMiz.

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** His massive hazing of WWE rookies was verified by Wrestling/TheMiz.rookies.



* SinkOrSwimMentor[=/=]StealthMentor: To Wrestling/TheMiz in [[RealLifeWritesThePlot in real life.]] He hazed the dude hard to see if he was tough enough to stick it out.
* SmokingIsCool: Played straight in the APA. Subverted as JBL.
** GoodSmokingEvilSmoking

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* SinkOrSwimMentor[=/=]StealthMentor: To Wrestling/TheMiz in [[RealLifeWritesThePlot in real life.]] He hazed the dude hard to see if he was tough enough to stick it out.
* SmokingIsCool: Played straight in the APA. Subverted in a GoodSmokingEvilSmoking way as JBL.
** GoodSmokingEvilSmoking
JBL.
9th Jul '16 5:24:38 PM RighteousFury
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* TooDumbToLive: During his 2006 feud with [[Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr Rey Mysterio]], before putting Rey in a match against a mystery opponent, JBL, mocking Rey, asked him if he even knew what day it was, to which Mysterio replied "May 19th", bringing out Wrestling/{{Kane}}, much to JBL's amusement[[note]]At the time, Kane was in a storyline where he would attack anyone who mentioned the date "May 19", the anniversary of his parents' death and the release date of his upcoming movie ''Film/SeeNoEvil''[[/note]]. Towards the end of the match, Kane got distracted by a video of his old mask on the titantron and began leaving the ring, only for JBL to stop him and order Kane to finish the job, saying "[[DidIJustSayThatOutLoud I'm not the one who said May 19th]]!" Cue Kane chokeslamming JBL before storming out of the ring.

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* TooDumbToLive: During his 2006 feud with [[Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr Rey Mysterio]], before putting Rey in a match against a mystery opponent, JBL, mocking Rey, asked him if he even knew what day it was, to which Mysterio replied "May 19th", bringing out Wrestling/{{Kane}}, much to JBL's amusement[[note]]At the time, Kane was in a storyline where he would attack anyone who mentioned the date "May 19", the anniversary of his parents' death and the release date of his upcoming movie ''Film/SeeNoEvil''[[/note]]. Towards the end of the match, Kane got distracted by a video of his old mask on the titantron and began leaving the ring, only for JBL to stop him and [[BullyingADragon order Kane to finish the job, job]], saying "[[DidIJustSayThatOutLoud I'm not the one who said May 19th]]!" Cue Kane chokeslamming JBL before storming out of the ring.
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