Last night on WWE Backstage, John “Bradshaw” Layfield (JBL) was announced as an inductee for the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2020.
JBL joins nWo, Batista and The Bella Twins. “British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith and Jushin thunder Liger are also rumored to be inducted into the WWE HOF Class of 2020.
JBL was in-studio after the news broke. JBL attributed a lot of his success to Eddie Guerrero and Ron Simmons. John Cena also sent in a video message congratulating JBL about his induction, which you can see in the clips below.
JBL, who wrestled for WWE from 1996-2009, is a Grand Slam Champion and a Triple Crown Champion with one reign each as WWE Champion, Intercontinental Champion and United States Champion as well as a 18 time Hardcore Champion, European Champion and 3 time Tag Team Champion with his partner WWE Hall of Famer Ron Simmons. JBL and Simmoms (Faarooq) was known as The Acolytes/Acolytes Protection Agency (APA).
The ceremony takes place on Thursday, April 2 at Amaile Arena and will air live on the WWE Network.