Trivia: John Bradshaw Layfield

  • Dyeing for Your Art: As Bradshaw he grew his naturally blonde hair long and dyed it black, and grew a beard to go along with it. To many who had first seen him as Bradshaw, it was a major shock when he returned to his natural look for JBL.
  • Doing It for the Art: As a commentator, JBL was a wealth of old-school wrestling knowledge and it shows in the match he called a "physical masterpiece": William Regal vs. a returning Chris Benoit. It's like you had a wrestling clinic inside the ring and an all-points lecture guiding you through every hold and strike.
  • Old Shame: Bradshaw competed in "That Jackie Gayda Match" alongside Trish Stratus on an episode of Raw in 2002. In an issue of WWE Magazine (published in 2006), he called it the worst match he'd ever participated in.
  • What Could Have Been: A former WWE writer said JBL was supposed to win the World Heavyweight Championship from Rey Mysterio Jr in 2006, but injuries kept him from winning the belt.