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… Read More JBL Officially Announced For WWE Hall Of Fame
JBL is reportedly scheduled to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame during WrestleMania 36 week, Wrestling Inc. has exclusively learned. It’s not known when the induction will be announced. JBL is a former WWE Champion, a title he held for 280 days. He has also held the WWE Intercontinental Championship, as well as the WWF Tag Team… Read More JBL Reportedly Set To Be Inducted Into WWE Hall Of Fame
WWE and JBL took to Twitter this week to congratulate WWE Champion AJ Styles on breaking the record of the longest reigning WWE Champion in SmackDown history. Styles is currently #13 on the all-time list and is set to pass CM Punk for the 12th spot in just under 40 days. Congratulations to the NEW… Read More WWE And JBL Congratulate AJ Styles On Record For Longest Reigning WWE Champion In SmackDown History.
WWE has announced that Corey Graves will replace JBL on SmackDown Live and an NXT announcer will be taking over for him on 205 Live. The company tweeted on Monday saying, “BREAKING: [Corey Graves] will take over for [Layfield] on #SDLive starting tomorrow. [Nigel McGuinness] will step in for #205Live and #MainEvent!” As we previously reported, Layfield informed WWE earlier this year that he wouldn’t be re-signing under the same terms when his deal expired. According to… Read More Corey Graves To Replace JBL On SmackDown Live
JBL announced tonight via Twitter that he’s stepping away from his weekly broadcasting role on SmackDown LIVE to dedicate more time to at-risk youth and communities in Bermuda. He will continue his relationship with WWE by appearing on marquee events, such as Tribute to the Troops and WrestleMania. Here is JBL’s statement: After much consideration, I will… Read More JBL Leaving WWE SmackDown Live
Mauro Ranallo and WWE have mutually agreed to part ways, Ranallo revealed to Newsweek in a new story posted today by Tufayel Ahmed. He will still remain under WWE contract through August 12th. “WWE and I have mutually agreed to part ways. It has nothing to do with JBL,” Ranallo stated in an email to Newsweek.… Read More Mauro Ranallo Parts Ways With WWE, JBL Comments, WWE Investigated JBL?
As noted, Mauro Ranallo’s WWE run is apparently over. Ranallo had taken over the lead announcing position on SmackDown in January of 2016. Ranallo’s current absence from WWE is believed to be over tension with JBL after Ranallo tweeted out results of him winning the “Wrestling Observer Announcer of the Year” award for 2016. JBL,… Read More JBL Bullying Reports Getting Mainstream Media, Justin Roberts On People Getting Fired Over His Book
WWE announced the following: JBL & Ron Simmons to induct Teddy Long into the WWE Hall of FameJBL and Ron Simmons will have the privilege of inducting their longtime friend and frequent travel companion, Teddy Long, into the WWE Hall of Fame. “It’s an incredible honor,” JBL told WWE.com. “I’ve always thought that inducting someone… Read More Who Will Induct Teddy Long Into The WWE Hall Of Fame?
On the first episode of WWE Network’s Bring It To The Table, JBL addressed Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart, asking why ‘The Excellence Of Execution’ is seemingly angry from his alleged negative comments about Michael Hayes’ WWE Hall Of Fame induction as part of The Fabulous Freebirds and Seth Rollins being an unsafe worker. In calling out Hart for… Read More JBL On Bret Hart Saying Seth Rollins Is Unsafe, Hart Complaining About Freedbirds WWE HOF Induction
After live blogging for 3 hours and 15 minutes last night and having a blast doing it, how do I start with this post. My favorite moment (several), favorite match (again, more than one), biggest surprise (two huge ones, so I don’t know which to choose), best segment (it would be easy to say the… Read More Viewpoint: Ed’s Take on #Raw1000