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[Bradshaw Gallery]


Article: One Of The Greatest Heels Ever?
Wrestler: John Bradshaw Layfield
Real Name: John Charles Layfield
Birthday: November 29, 1967
Hometown: Born in Sweetwater, Texas
Lived in Houston, Texas
Moved to New York City
Marital Status: Married to Merideth Whitney
Height & Weight: 6'6 - 290 lbs
Trained by: Brad Rheingans
Debut: September 23, 1992
Previous Gimmicks: Death Mask
Vampiro Americano (Mexico)
Johnny Hawk (CWA/GWF)
John Hawk (CWA/GWF)
Justin "Hawk" Bradshaw (WWF)
Blackjack Bradshaw (WWF)
Bradshaw
JBL
Finishing Move: Clothesline From Hell
Favorite Moves:
The Big Boot
Elbow Drops
Torture Rack
Sleeper Hold
Eye Poke
The DDT
Favorite Moves:
The Last Call (Fall Away Slam)
Swinging Neckbreaker
JBL Bomb (Powerbomb)
Super Fallaway Slam
The Bearhug
Notable Feuds:
Freddy Joe Floyd
Savio Vega
The Dudley Boyz
Right To Censor
LOD 2000
The Holly Cousins
The Godwinn Cousins
The Big Show
nWo
The UnAmericans
Charlie Haas
Shelton Benjamin
Rhyno
The Basham Brothers
Notable Feuds:
Eddie Guerrero
The Undertaker
Booker T
The Big Show (again)
Kurt Angle
John Cena
The Blue Meanie
Batista
Rey Mysterio
Matt Hardy
The Boogeyman
Bobby Lashley
Chris Benoit
Theodore Long

  • CWA (Catch Wrestling Association) Tag Team w/Cannonball Grizzly ();
  • GWF Tag Team titles w/Bobby Duncum Jr. (November 11, 1992);
  • GWF Tag Team titles w/Black Bart ();
  • NWA North American title defeating Kevin von Erich (January 14, 1995);
  • WWF Tag Team titles w/Farooq defeating The Dudley Boyz ();
  • Memphis Championship Wrestling Southern Tag Team titles w/Farooq ();
  • WWF European title defeating Hurricane Helms (October 22, 2001);
  • WWE Hardcore title;
  • OVW Southern Tag Team titles w/Farooq ();
  • WWE Heavyweight title defeating Eddie Guerrero (Great American Bash 2004);
  • WWE United States title defeating Chris Benoit (WrestleMania 22);


  • In the Beginng:
  • November 11, 1992 - GWF: John Hawk and Bobby Duncum Jr. won the GWF Tag Team titles..
  • January 29, 1993 - GWF: Bad Breed (Ian & Axl Rotten) defeated John Hawk & Bobby Duncum Jr. for the GWF Tag Team titles..
  • January 14, 1995: John Hawk defeated Kevin von Erich to capture the NWA North American title in Dallas, Texas..
  • March 18, 1995: Greg Valentine defeated John Hawk to win the NWA North American title in Dallas, Texas..

    World Wrestling Federation - Justin "Hawk" Bradshaw:
  • Bradshaw signed with the WWF and had a roughneck gimmick Justin "Hawk" Bradshaw, managed by Uncle Zebekiah..

    World Wrestling Federation - Blackjack Bradshaw:
  • Bradshaw (nephew of Blackjack Lanza) joined Barry Windham (son of Blackjack Mulligan) as the NEW Blackjacks..
  • Bradshaw & Windham eventually split, and Bradshaw joined forces with Faarooq as the Acolytes..

    World Wrestling Federation - The Acolytes:
  • Bradshaw & Farooq became members of the Undertaker's Ministry of Darkness..

    World Wrestling Federation - The Acolytes Protection Agency (The APA):
  • Bradshaw & Farooq stepped up to the plate and led the WWF against the WCW/ECW Invasion..
  • The APA defeated The Dudley Boyz to win the WWF Tag Team titles on the same night the Dudleyz defected to WCW/ECW..
  • Bradshaw hosts a Make-A-Wish Foundation Golf tournament in Tyler, Texas every year..

    World Wrestling Federation - Bradshaw:
  • October 22, 2001 - RAW: Bradshaw defeated Hurricane Helms to win the WWF European title..
  • November 1, 2001 - Smackdown!: Christian defeated Bradshaw for the WWF European Championship in a dark match..
  • Wrestlemania X-8 - Toronto Skydome: Billy & Chuck defeat Hardyz, Dudleyz & APA to retain their WWF Tag Team titles..
  • March 28, 2002 - Smackdown!: The APA are forced to split up after each are drafted to different WWF Brands..
  • April 1, 2002 - RAW: The nWo invades the vacated office of the APA, which only pisses off Bradshaw who ends up getting beat up..
  • April 8, 2002 - RAW: Bradshaw saves Kane from the nWo.. Later, Bradshaw prevents Undertaker from interfering in the main event..
  • April 21, 2002 - Backlash: Bradshaw is rejoined by his former partner, Farooq, but loses his match with Scott Hall..
  • May 6, 2002 - RAW: Ric Flair suspects Bradshaw has joined the nWo, but Flair himself joins the nWo in a swerve..
  • June 3, 2002 - RAW: Bradshaw defeats Steven Richards to win the WWE Hardcore Title..
  • July 1, 2002 - RAW: Bradshaw defeated by Chris Nowinski in a non-title match..
  • July 15, 2002 - RAW: Johnny The Bull jumps out of the shadows defeat Bradshaw for the Hardcore Title..
  • ~~~However, Bradshaw sneak attacks Johnny The Bull later to regain the championship..
  • July 29, 2002 - RAW: Bradshaw loses the title to J.Hardy, who loses it to Johnny The Bull, then back to Bradshaw, then to T.Dreamer..
  • September 2, 2002 - RAW: Bradshaw saves Kane from the UnAmericans, and saves the American Flag from being lite on fire..
  • September 9, 2002 - RAW: Lance Storm & Christian defeat Bradshaw & Kane to retain..
  • September 11, 2002: Bradshaw suffered a torn left bicep during the opening match on Raw Monday night..
  • ~~~Bradshaw suffered the tear early, worked the match, came back and did his scheduled run-in afterwards..
  • ~~~The tear, similar to the one Kane had, was operated on by Dr. James Andrews and he'll be out of action four to six months..
  • October 2002: Bradshaw is rehabilitating his torn biceps and will be doing international promotions in the upcoming weeks..

    Ohio Valley Wrestling - The Return of the APA:
  • March 8, 2003 - OVW Show: Nick Dinsmore & Bradshaw w/Ron Simmons b Doug Basham & Damaja..
  • March 12, 2003 - OVW Taping: Doug Basham/Damaja/Kanyon vs Nick Dinsmore/Bradshaw/Johnny Jeter..
  • March 26, 2003 - OVW Taping: The APA (Farooq & Bradshaw) defeated Lance Cade & Rene Dupree by reverse decision..

    World Wrestling Federation - The Return of the APA:
  • July 27, 2003 - Vengeance: Bradshaw wins a special Bar-Room Brawl over Ron Simmons, Brother Love, Doink, and a bunch of others..
  • October 3, 2003: Bradshaw is expected to become a regular on "Cavuto on Business" every Saturday morning on the Fox News Network..
  • September 25, 2003 - Smackdown!: Jamie Noble & Bradshaw defeated The Basham Brothers by DQ after Shanique interfered!
  • October 19, 2003 - No Mercy: The Basham Brothers defeated The APA with help from Shaniqua..
  • October 30, 2003 - Smackdown!: The APA defeated Brock Lesnar & The Big Show when Brock demolished Farooq's knee with a chair!
  • November 16, 2003 - Survivor Series: Team Angle defeated Team Lesnar with Chris Benoit & John Cena coming out as Survivors!
  • December 25, 2003 - Smackdown! in Iraq: The APA (Bradshaw & Farooq) defeated Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas..
  • January 1, 2004 - Smackdown!: Bradshaw defeated Rhyno to win the "rubber match" between the two..
  • January 22, 2004 - Smackdown!: Bradshaw defeated Akio & Sakoda in a 3-way Royal Rumble Qualifying match..
  • February 15, 2003 - No Way Out: Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas defeated The APA (Bradshaw & Farooq)..
  • March 14, 2004 - Wrestlemania XX: Rikishi & Scotty beat The APA, The Bashams & Haas/Benjamin to retain the WWE Tag Team titles..
  • March 18, 2004 - Smackdown!: Rikishi & Scotty beat The APA (Farooq/Bradshaw) to retain, thus Farooq was fired by Paul Heyman!
  • ~~~Bradshaw turned his back on his partner instead of supporting Farooq on his way out, in order to keep his job on SD!..

    World Wrestling Entertainment - John Bradshaw Layfield:
  • March 25, 2004 - Smackdown!: John Bradshaw Layfield appeared with a suit & tie gimmick, saying how great he is and how better he is..
  • ~~~John Bradshaw warned that he would make an impact, and interfered in the Eddie Guerrero vs Booker T match later..
  • April 1, 2004 - Smackdown!: Eddie Guerrero steals John Bradshaw's cowboy hat and gets fans to pour drinks and food inside..
  • ~~~Bradshaw demanded to get his hat back, but instead Eddie Guerrero stomped on it and tossed it to the crowd..
  • April 8, 2004 - Smackdown!: Bradshaw wins the Great American Award but Eddie Guerrero stole and destroyed the trophy!!
  • April 22, 2004 - Smackdown!: John Layfield Bradshaw defeated El Gran Luchadore (played by Paul London under a mask)..
  • ~~~JBL later returned to attacked an already beaten Eddie Guerrero from behind, nailing a powerbomb and a clothesline from hell!
  • May 13, 2004 - SD!: John Bradshaw tricks Eddie Guerrero into getting arrested for damaging his property (his limosine)..
  • May 16, 2004 - Judgment Day: John Bradshaw defeated Eddie Guerrero by DQ (Eddy retains) in a match where Eddy lost a lot of blood..
  • May 20, 2004 - SD!: Bradshaw & The Dudley Boyz defeated Rob Van Dam & Rey Mysterio & Eddie Guerrero..
  • ~~~Eddie Guerrero wasn't supposed to be in the match due to the massive blood loss that occured the night before at Judgment Day..
  • ~~~Eddie Guerrero appeared late in the match and cleaned house on the heels, but suddenly collapsed in the ring and passed out!
  • ~~~Bradshaw took advantage and made the pin for the 1-2-3 victory as Eddy's glazed eyes stared blankly up at the lights..
  • June 3, 2004 - SD!: Bradshaw was allowed to choose the stipulation for his match at the G.A.B. and choses a Bull-Rope match..
  • June 5, 2004 - Live Event in Munich: In an attempt to get heat from the German crowd, Bradshaw started doing the Nazi "goose step"..
  • ~~~These sorts of gestures are against the law in Germany and offended many of the fans in attendance..
  • ~~~CNBC fired John Layfield as a financial analist after investigating the incident in Munich..
  • June 10, 2004 - Smackdown: Eddie Guerrero hijaked JBL's limosine and smashed it up with JBL inside to represent what he'll do at GAB..
  • June 17, 2004 - Smackdown: John Bradshaw cuts an INTENSE promo on the Media, the Internet, the WWE fans and Eddie Guerrero..
  • June 24, 2004 - Smackdown!: Eddie Guerrero defeated Luther Raines by DQ when both Kurt Angle & John Bradshawl Layfield interfered..
  • June 27, 2004 - Great American Bash: John Layfield defeated Eddie Guerrero in a "Bull Rope" match to win the WWE title!
  • July 1, 2004 - Smackdown: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated Spike Dudley to retain the WWE championship..
  • ~~~After the match, Eddie Guerrero said there was a rematch clause in his contract, and books a CAGE match in two weeks!
  • July 8, 2004 - Smackdown!: John Bradshaw Layfield vs El Gran Luchadore ended in a NO CONTEST when a 2nd Luchadore appeared..
  • ~~~The second El Gran Luchadore was obviously Eddie Guerrero and stated JBL wouldn't be able to run from the Cage!
  • July 15, 2004 - Smackdown!: JBL beat Eddie Guerrero in a "Cage" with help from El Gran Luchador (who unmasked as Kurt Angle!)
  • July 22, 2004 - Smackdown!: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated The Philadelphia Jobber (played by indy worker Mike Kruel)..
  • ~~~After the match, JBL bragged about not having a suitable challenger for the main event at SummerSlam..
  • ~~~The Undertaker came out and chokeslammed JBL, looked him in the eye, and said "YOU... ME..... .SUMMERSLAM!!"
  • August 5, 2004 - Smackdown!: JBL brought out a Midget Undertaker and cracked short jokes and made fun of Taker..
  • ~~~The REAL Undertaker showed up and attacked JBL! leading to Orlando Jordan hitting the ring and pulling JBL to safety..
  • August 5, 2004 - Smackdown!: JBL announces Orlando Jordan as his new Chief of Staff and gets him a match with Undertaker!
  • August 15, 2004 - Summerslam: John Bradshaw Layfield beat The Undertaker by DQ when Taker used the belt to knock out JBL..
  • ~~~After the match, The Undertaker went berzerk and chokeslammed John Layfield through the roof of his white stretch limosine!
  • August 19, 2004 - Smackdown!: JBL comes out to the ring wearing a neck brace and halo but is chased off by the Undertaker!
  • August 26, 2004 - Smackdown!: The Undertaker beat Orlando Jordan by DQ when JBL interfered (JBL's WWE title was on the line)..
  • September 9, 2004 - Smackdown!: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated Charlie Haas with distraction from Orlando Jordan..
  • September 16, 2004 - Smackdown!: JBL coaxed Undertaker into the ring, where Gangrel & Viscera showed up & attacked from behind!
  • September 30, 2004 - Smackdown!: Hardcore Holly defeated JBL by intentional DQ for assulting Holly with a steel chair..
  • ~~~Undertaker came on the screen and pointed out Orlando Jordan hanging unconcious from the rafters on the Taker symbol..
  • October 3, 2004 - No Mercy: JBL defeated The Undertaker in a "Last Ride" match when John Heidenreich jumped out of the Hurse!
  • October 7, 2004 - Smackdown!: JBL defeated Hardcore Holly by COUNT OUT when Orlando Jordan held his leg on the outside..
  • October 14, 2004 - Smackdown!: JBL defeated Hardcore Holly in a "Hardcore Rules" match to retain the WWE Championship..
  • October 21, 2004 - Smackdown!: Booker T & Rob Van Dam & Rey Mysterio defeated JBL & Rene Dupree & Kenzo Suzuki..
  • ~~~JBL was led to believe Booker T was on his side, but Booker T turned babyface and pinned John Bradshaw Layfield!
  • November 4, 2004 - Smackdown!: Booker T & Josh Mathews defeated John Bradshaw Layfield & Orlando Jordan..
  • November 14, 2004 - Survivor Series: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated Booker T to retain with help from Orlando Jordan..
  • November 18, 2004 - Smackdown!: JBL gives his victory speech, but is interrupted by Booker T, Eddie Guerrero & The Undertaker..
  • November 25, 2004 - Smackdown!: JBL & Orlando Jordan defeated Eddie Guerrero & Booker T when The Basham Brothers interfered!
  • December 2, 2004 - Smackdown!: The Undertaker beat JBL & Orlando Jordan w/Amy Webber by DQ in a Handicap Match..
  • December 9, 2004 - Smackdown!: Undertaker & Eddie Guerrero & Booker T beat JBL & Orlando Jordan & The Bashams..
  • December 12, 2004 - Armageddon: John Bradshaw Lafield beat Eddie Guerrero and Booker T and Undertaker to retain the WWE title!
  • December 16, 2004 - Smackdown!: Kurt Angle beat JBL by DQ after a ton of interference and then Big Show cleaned house in the end!
  • December 23, 2004 - Smackdown! in Iraq: JBL came out in a Military Hum-V with armed security and wearing a biohazard suit..
  • ~~~The Big Show showed up and called JBL a deserter and ripped JBL's mask off and chased him out of the ring!
  • December 30, 2004 - SD! Night of Champions: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated Shannon Moore to retain the WWE title..
  • January 6, 2005 - SD!: Kurt Angle entered Amy Webber's dressing room and accidentally walked in on Joy Giovanni in the shower!
  • ~~~Joy ran out of the dressing room and into Big Show's arms, and Big Show chased Kurt Angle to the ring and beat him up!
  • ~~~It was all a ploy by JBL's cabinit to get Kurt Angle and Big Show mad at eachother, and it looks like it worked!
  • January 13, 2005 - Smackdown!: Amy Webber defeated Joy Giovanni by forfiet when it was learned that Giovanni had been abducted!
  • ~~~Later on, JBL was honored in a ceremony and named "Florida Agriculture Group Man of the Year"..
  • ~~~Kurt Angle came out and discovered Joy Giovanni in the trunk of JBL's limo, sending Big Show into a rampage!
  • ~~~The Big Show cleaned house on JBL's cabinit -- as Kurt Angle was shown bragging about masterminding the whole thing!
  • January 20, 2005 - Smackdown!: Kurt Angle is forced to stand in the ring alone and issue an apology to Joy Giovanni for his actions..
  • ~~~The Big Show then came down, but Kurt Angle tried to escape, but was forced back down to the ring by JBL's cabinit!
  • ~~~It was a swerve though, as Kurt Angle (with Jindrak & Reigns) joined JBL's Cabinit and DESTROYED The Big Show!
  • January 22, 2005--Live Event: John Bradshaw Layfield beat The Big Show and Kurt Angle in a 3-WAY to retain the WWE title..
  • January 27, 2005 - SD!: John Bradshaw Layfield vs Kurt Angle ended in a NO CONTEST in a LAST MAN STANDING match..
  • January 30, 2005 - Royal Rumble: John Bradshaw Layfield beat The Big Show and Kurt Angle in a 3-WAY to retain the WWE title..
  • February 3, 2005 - Smackdown!: John Cena got into an intense confrontation with John Layfield over a shot at the WWE title..
  • February 10, 2005 - SD! in Japan: Amy Webber accidentally shot JBL in the face with a tranquilizer gun! (Meant for The Big Show)
  • ~~~JBL spent the night in a drunken stuper, hanging out with an inflatable Godzilla, then being confronted by The Big Show..
  • ~~~Suddenly, JBL snapped out of it and was joined by Orlando Jordan and The Bashams in beating Big Show down..
  • February 17, 2005 - Smackdown!: RAW's Batista shows up and smashed JBL's limosine to bits with a baseball bat and then drives off..
  • ~~~JBL's Cabinit (Bashams & Jordan) ran backstage to get Batista, leaving JBL in the ring to get attacked by The Big Show!!
  • ~~~JBL's Cabinit came running back to beat down The Big Show until Batista ran to the ring and cleaned house on JBL's Cabinit!
  • February 20, 2005 - No Way Out: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated The Big Show in a Barbed Wire Cage to retain the WWE title!
  • ~~~The Big Show chokeslammed JBL off the top rope THROUGH the ring and then broke open the door to exit the Cage..
  • ~~~However, John Layfield had crawled under the ring and to the floor and was declared "still WWE Champion.... JBL!!"
  • February 24, 2005 - Smackdown!: JBL has a "Celebration of Excellance" party which was interrupted/destroyed by The Big Show!
  • ~~~By Theodore Long's order ---- John Cena & The Big Show defeated John Bradshaw Layfield & Orlando Jordan in the main event!
  • March 3, 2005 - Smackdown!: JBL cut an extra long heel promo talking about Wrestlemania, John Cena, and insulting the fans..
  • March 10, 2005 - Smackdown!: JBL & Orlando Jordan "blow up" the Spinning United States title belt and bring back the old belt..
  • ~~~Main event: Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio beat John Layfield & Orlando Jordan w/The Bashams to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • March 17, 2005 - Smackdown!: John Cena & Rey Mysterio & Eddie Guerrero defeated John Layfield & The Basham Brothers..
  • ~~~After the bell rang, John Cena stalked JBL with a steel chair and wanted SO BADLY to smash it over JBL's head!
  • ~~~John Cena managed to control his temper and walk away with his title shot in tact..
  • March 24, 2005 - Smackdown!: John Cena humiliated JBL during a Face-to-face debate, creating a series of pranks to provoke JBL!
  • ~~~John Cena slashed JBL's tires, spray-painted his limo, ruined his cowboy hat, and painted "FU" on the front of his shirt..
  • March 31, 2005 - Smackdown!: JBL came down during John Cena's match with police and arrested Cena for vandalism!
  • ~~~The police handcuffed John Cena, as JBL berated him verbally and kicked him between the legs saying "Youuu can't seee me!"
  • April 3, 2005 - Wrestlemania 21: John Cena defeated John Bradshaw Layfield to capture the WWE Championship...

    World Wrestling Entertainment - John Bradshaw Layfield (The Wrestling GOD):
  • April 7, 2005 - Smackdown!: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated Rey Mysterio in a #1 Contenders Series Matchup..
  • April 21, 2005 - SD!: The Big Show vs Booker T in a #1 Contenders Series was a No Contest after Kurt Angle and JBL interfered..
  • ~~~Theodore Long showed up and ruled that all four men would wrestle in a 4-WAY #1 Contenders Match next week..
  • April 28, 2005 - Smackdown!: John Layfield defeated Kurt Angle and The Big Show and Booker T in a #1 Contenders 4-WAY..
  • May 19, 2005 - Smackdown!: Scotty Too Hotty defeated John Layfield by DQ when JBL refused to let up his vicious assault!
  • ~~~JBL choked Scotty with a leather belt and gouged his eye until Scotty screamed "I QUIT" into the microphone..
  • May 22, 2005 - Judgment Day: John Cena defeated John Layfield in a vicious, brutal, bloody "I Quit" match to retain the WWE title..
  • May 26, 2005 - Smackdown!: John Cena cut a promo and proclaimed that JBL was the most celebrated quitter in WWE history!
  • June 2, 2005 - Smackdown!: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated Nunzio in an ECW-rules match with help from the Cabinit..
  • ~~~JBL joined Kurt Angle & Eric Bischoff in their crusade to destroy ECW and prevent the ECW Pay Per View from happening..
  • June 9, 2005 - Smackdown!: Chris Benoit is drafted to SD! and wrestled to a NO CONTEST with John Bradshaw Layfield..
  • ~~~At the end of the match, Kurt Angle interfered and a huge anti-ECW Crusaders vs ECW brawl broke out with ECW on top!
  • June 12, 2005 - ECW One Night Stand: John Bradshaw Layfield sat in the balcony as part of an anti-ECW crusade led by Eric Bischoff..
  • ~~~Paul Heyman shot on JBL saying "The only reason you were champion for a year is because HHH didn't want to work Tuesdays!"
  • ~~~JBL was shocked when Steve Austin showed up after the main event to throw a beer bash in honor the ECW wrestlers..
  • ~~~Steve Austin, surrounded by ECW, challenegd the anti-ECW crusaders sitting in the balcony to come to the right for a fight!
  • ~~~The anti-ECW crusaders came down and squared off with ECW in a huge brawl which ended with ECW standing TALL!!
  • ~~~~~Off-camera, JBL stalked The Blue Meanie and viciously punched his face, busting Meanie open & bruising him legit..
  • ~~~~~Some of the wrestlers in the ring, including Al Snow, saw what was going on and did not appreciate JBL's actions..
  • ~~~~~The Blue Meanie ended up with a cut on the forehead, and a black eye before Maven pulled him free of JBL..
  • June 16, 2005 - Smackdown!: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated The Undertaker with help from the newly drafted Randy Orton!!!
  • June 30, 2005 - Smackdown!: JBL beat Christian and Undertaker and Booker T and Chris Benoit and Muhammad Hassan in a 6-WAY..
  • ~~~John Layfield was under the impression that he won the new Smackdown! title (since the WWE had been drafted to RAW)..
  • ~~~General Manager Theodore Long showed up and revealed that JBL had actually won #1 Contendership to Batista's World title!
  • July 7, 2005 - Smackdown!: The blue World order (Big Stevie Cool/Blue Meanie/Hollywood Nova) debuted on SD! to confront JBL..
  • ~~~The Blue Meanie defeated John Bradshaw Layield in a 1-on-1 match with help from the bWo as well as World Champion Batista!
  • July 14, 2005 - Smackdown!: Batista defeated Orlando Jordan in a NON TITLE match (JBL gave Batista a Clothesline from hell after!)
  • July 21, 2005 - Smackdown!: JBL threw himself a party to celebrate his victory at Great American Bash (which is six days away)..
  • ~~~Batista crashed the party and gave Orlando Jordan a spinebuster, while John Bradshaw Layfield escaped with his life!
  • July 24, 2005 - Great American Bash: John Bradshaw Layfield w/Orlando Jordan defeated Batista by DQ (Batista retains World title)..
  • July 28, 2005 - Smackdown!: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated The Undertaker in a #1 Contenders match with help from Randy Orton!
  • August 4, 2005 - Smackdown!: Batista and JBL signed their contract for Summerslam and JBL chose to make it No Holds Barred!
  • August 11, 2005 - Smackdown!: Batista defeated Christian by DQ after John Layfield vicious attacked Batista with a chair!
  • August 18, 2005 - Smackdown!: John Layfield destroyed Sho Funaki in a No Holds Barred Match until Batista made the save!
  • August 21, 2005 - Summerslam: Batista defeated John Bradshaw Layfield in a No Holds Barred match to retain the World title..
  • August 25, 2005 - Smackdown!: Batista & Chris Benoit & Rey Mysterio defeated John Layfield & Orlando Jordan & Eddie Guerrero..
  • September 9, 2005 - Smackdown!: Batista defeated John Bradshaw Layfield in a Bull Rope Match to retain the World title!
  • September 16, 2005 - Smackdown!: Rey Mysterio beat JBL! (JBL then asked "The Fixer" Jillian Hall to work for him. She agreed!)..
  • September 23, 2005 - Smackdown!: Jillian Hall introduced JBL, who came out nervously riding a horse to appeal to the Texas fans..
  • ~~~JBL said true American Texans don't hide under masks from immigration and fathers don't lie to their sons (RE: Rey Mysterio)..
  • ~~~Later that night, Mr. Ken Kennedy defeated Rey Mysterio after Rey was distracted by John Bradshaw Layfield..
  • September 30, 2005 - Smackdown!: John Bradshaw Layfield & Mr. Ken Kennedy defeated Rey Mysterio & Hardcore Holly..
  • October 3, 2005 - WWE Homecoming: Batista & Chris Benoit & Rey Mysterio vs John Layfield & Eddie Guerrero & Christian..
  • ~~~This match was added to showcase SD!'s talent, but it was "cancelled" when Eric Bischoff came out and turned the lights off!
  • ~~~At the end of the night, SD! got its revenge by instigating an interpromotional brawl just as the show went off the air..
  • October 7, 2005 - Smackdown!: Batista & Chris Benoit & Rey Mysterio defeated John Layfield & Christian & Eddie Guerrero..
  • October 9, 2005 - No Mercy: John Bradshaw Layfield w/Jillian Hall defeated Rey Mysterio in a Grudge match!
  • October 14, 2005 - Smackdown!: Booker T defeated Christian and John Layfield and Rey Mysterio to earn a United States title shot!
  • October 17, 2005 - RAW: JBL's music played distracting Edge and costing him a match against The Big Show..
  • October 21, 2005 - Smackdown!: John Layfield vs Rey Mysterio ended in a No Contest when Edge & Chris Masters interfered!
  • ~~~Hardcore Holly, The Legion of Doom and various other SD! wrestlers ran to the ring to chase the RAW guys away!
  • October 24, 2005 - RAW: John Bradshaw Layfield showed up in the parking lot and lured Chris Masters out to fight him..
  • ~~~It was all a decoy, as Rey Mysterio snuck into the arena and attacked Edge & Lita in the ring before escaping!
  • October 28, 2005 - Smackdown!: Rey Mysterio beat Christian & Matt Hardy & Hardcore Holly & John Layfield in a 5-WAY..
  • October 31, 2005 - RAW: Rey Mysterio started a fight that included various RAW and Smackdown! wrestlers joining the brawl!
  • ~~~~SD!: Rey Mysterio, JBL, Hardcore Holly, Matt Hardy & Christian! | RAW: Chris Masters, Edge w/Lita, Gene Snitsky & Others..
  • November 1, 2005 - Taboo Tuesday: Matt Hardy & Rey Mysterio beat Chris Masters & Gene Snitsky in a RAW vs SD! match..
  • ~~~Fans Choices: John Bradshaw Layfield (17%), Rey Mysterio (29%), Matt Hardy (31%), Hardcore Holly & Christian..
  • November 4, 2005 - Smackdown!: Rey Mysterio & Matt Hardy beat John Layfield & Christian with Hardcore Holly as referee..
  • November 11, 2005 - Smackdown!: John Bradshaw Layfield w/Jillian Hall defeated Chris Benoit in a Team SD! Qualifying match!
  • November 21, 2005 - RAW: Team RAW and Team Smackdown! met up in the parking lot and Batista was chokeslammed on a car!
  • ~~~Later on: Tajiri vs Rob Conway ended in a No Contest when SD!'s John Bradshaw Layfield interfered!
  • ~~~Shawn Michaels vs John Layfield in a Lumberjack match ended in a No Contest (Team RAW & Team SD! as Lumberjacks)..
  • November 25, 2005 - Smackdown!: Rey Mysterio & John Bradshaw Layfield vs William Regal & Paul Birchall was a No Contest..
  • ~~~RAW's Chris Masters & Carlito Cool purchased ringside seats, and distracted security while Shawn Michaels interfered!
  • ~~~Security chased Michaels away while Masters & Cool attacked Mysterio, the SD! locker room ran down to make the save!
  • November 27, 2005 - Survivor Series: Team Smackdown! defeated Team RAW in an Elimination match (Randy Orton sole survivor!)..
  • ~~~Team Smackdown! consisted of Batista, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, John Bradshaw Layfield, Bobby Lashley..
  • ~~~Team RAW consisted of Shawn Michaels, The Big Show, Kane, Carlito Cool & "The Masterpiece" Chris Masters..
  • December 2, 2005 - Smackdown!: The Big Show & Kane beat John Bradshaw Layfield & Rey Mysterio when JBL walked out on Rey!
  • ~~~Kane & The Big Show destroyed Rey Mysterio and continued the assault after the match until Batista made the save!
  • December 9, 2005 - Smackdown!: Rey Mysterio (ribs taped) defeated JBL (eye patch) by DQ when Orlando Jordan interfered ..
  • ~~~MAIN EVENT: Batista & Rey Mysterio defeated John Bradshaw Layfield & Orlando Jordan w/Jillian Hall..
  • ~~~~~~JBL suffered a "knee injury" and limped backstage abandoning Orlando Jordan, who was destroyed by Batista..
  • December 16, 2005 - Smackdown!: Booker T w/Sharmell defeated Matt Hardy with help from John Bradshaw Layfield!
  • December 18, 2005 - Armageddon: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated Matt Hardy..
  • December 19, 2005 - RAW from Afganistan: Good Santa (Mick Foley) defeated Bad Santa (JBL) in a No Hohoholds Barred match..
  • December 25, 2005: John Cena vs JBL at Judgement Day won "SD! Match of the Year" on the 2005 OWW.com Awards..

    World Wrestling Entertainment - John Bradshaw Layfield vs The Next Big Freak:
  • December 30, 2005 - Smackdown!: Matt Hardy defeated John Bradshaw Layfield by Count Out when The Boogeyman interfered..
  • ~~~The Boogeyman stalked JBL and threw a handful of worms at him, but JBL pulled Jillian Hall in the path of the WORMS!
  • January 6, 2006 - Smackdown!: John Bradshaw Layfield w/Jillian Hall defeated Matt Hardy in a Falls Count Anywhere match..
  • ~~~The Boogeyman once againt stalked JBL and caught Jillian Hall and shoved a handful of worms down the back of her pants!
  • January 13, 2006 - Smackdown!: Roddy Piper hosted a Piper's Pit with John Bradshaw Layfield & Jillian Hall... and the Boogeyman!
  • ~~~The Boogeyman showed up and stalked John Layfield and then bit Jillian Hall's mole off her face and chewed it up!!
  • ~~~~~MAIN EVENT: John Bradshaw Layfield participated in a 20-Man Battle Royal for the World title (won by Kurt Angle)..
  • January 20, 2006 - Smackdown!: Bobby Lashley defeated John Layfield w/Jillian Hall after distraction from The Boogeyman!
  • January 27, 2006 - Smackdown!: John Layfield vs Scotty Too Hotty ended in a No Contest when The Boogeyman played his tricks!
  • ~~~The lights went out, red smoke filled the ring, and thousands of worms fell from the ceiling and Layfield fell onto them!
  • January 29, 2006 - Royal Rumble: The Boogeyman defeated John Bradshaw Layfield w/Jillian Hall with a Pump Handle Slam..
  • February 3, 2006 - Smackdown!: Bobby Lashley destroyed both Dicks and then took a clothesline from hell from John Layfield!
  • February 10, 2006 - Smackdown!: Chris Benoit defeated JBL and Matt Hardy and Orlando Jordan in a (US Title) #1 Contenders match..
  • February 17, 2006 - Smackdown!: Fit Finlay & John Bradshaw Layfield w/Jillian Hall defeated Chris Benoit & Bobby Lashley..
  • February 19, 2006 - No Way Out: John Bradshaw Layfield w/Jillian Hall defeated Bobby Lashley..

    World Wrestling Entertainment - John Bradshaw Layfield vs Chris Benoit:
  • February 24, 2006 - Smackdown!: Chris Benoit & Rey Mysterio & Bobby Lashley beat Randy Orton & John Layfield & Fit Finlay..
  • February 2006: John Bradshaw Layfield had surgery to repair a serious hand injury suffered at the SD! tapings in Richmond, VA..
  • ~~~THE REAL STORY was that Layfield had a non-cancerous cyst on his hand which needed to be surgically removed..
  • February 2006: John Bradshaw Layfield went on the tour to Australia & NZ but only cut promos due to his recent hand surgery.
  • March 3, 2006 - SmackDown!: Graphic footage was down of John Bradshaw Layfield's surgery on his injured hand..
  • March 10, 2006 - SmackDown!: JBL thanked the fans for cards and letters and challenged Steve Austin to a beer drinking contest!
  • March 17, 2006 - SmackDown!: Chris Benoit defeated Orlando Jordan by Submission (JBL smashed a beer-cooler on Benoit's head!)
  • March 18, 2006 - Saturday Night's Main Event: John Bradshaw Layfield challenged Steve Austin to a beer-drinking contest..
  • ~~~Stone Cold Steve Austin caught JBL cheating and gave him a stunner and a beer-bath with help from Chris Benoit..
  • March 24, 2006 - SmackDown!: Chris Benoit defeated Willaim Regal (w/John Bradshaw Layfield & Jillian Hall) by Submission..
  • March 31, 2006 - SmackDown!: John Bradshaw Layfield w/Jillian Hall destroyed Daniel Cross..
  • April 2, 2006 - WrestleMania 22: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated Chris Benoit to win the United States title!

    World Wrestling Entertainment - United States Champion:
  • April 14, 2006 - SmackDown!: John Layfield defeated Chris Benoit in a Steel Cage to retain the United States title..
  • ~~~Jillian Hall interfered in the match but accidentally smashed the cage door into JBL's face -- Which JBL did not appreciate!
  • April 21, 2006 - SmackDown!: John Layfield threw himself one of his "Great American" celebrations and fired Jillian Hall!
  • April 28, 2006 - SmackDown!: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated William Regal to retain the United States title (in England)..
  • May 5, 2006 - SmackDown!: Mark Henry (JBL's hired assassin) defeated Rey Mysterio in a Non-title match..
  • May 12, 2006 - SmackDown!: The Great Khali (JBL's hired assassin) defeated Rey Mysterio in a Non-title match..
  • May 19, 2006 - SmackDown!: RAW's Kane (JBL's hired assassin) defeated Rey Mysterio in a Non-title match..
  • May 21, 2005 - Judgment Day: Rey Mysterio defeated John Bradshaw Layfield to retain the WWE Championship!..
  • May 26, 2006 - SmackDown!: Bobby Lashley defeated John Bradshaw Layfield to win the United States title!
  • ~~~JBL protested and said if he couldn't beat Rey Mysterio tonight he would QUIT --- Rey Mysterio defeated JBL!!!!!

    World Wrestling Entertainment - SmackDown! Announcer:
  • June 11, 2006 - ECW One Night Stand: JBL showed up and announced that he was replacing Tazz as commentator on SmackDown!..
  • June 16, 2006 - SmackDown!: John Bradshaw Layfield returned to SD! to join Michael Cole at the announce position..
  • December 22, 2006 - SmackDown!: JBL publically demanded that Theodore Long apologize for running SD! in a careless manner..
  • December 25, 2006 - WWE Tribute to the Troops (Iraq): Santa Clause and his helpers (Divas) gave out presents to the troops..
  • ~~~Chris Masters defeated Santa Clause in a Masterlock challenge and then issued a challenge to any of the troops to try it..
  • ~~~Chris Masters picked out a 120 lbs soldier and put him in the Masterlock only for Santa (JBL) to returned and help out..
  • ~~~JBL kicked Chris Masters from behind and caused him to stumble and break the Masterlock for the first time in history!
  • January 5, 2007 - SmackDown!: JBL interviewed Montel Vontavious Porter and blamed Theodore Long for his injuries..
  • March 19, 2007 - RAW: Shawn Michaels vs. John Bradshaw Layfield didn't happen because JBL refused to come out of retirement..
  • ~~~JBL instead yelled at Shawn Michaels for losing his Edge, Michaels shot back and knocked JBL out with Sweet Chin Music!
  • March 30, 2007 - SmackDown!: JBL was set to interview Batista and The Undertaker but instead got a Stunner from Steve Austin!