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WRESTLER PROFILES

Faction: JBL's Cabinit
Members: John Bradshaw Layfield
Orlando Jordan
Doug Basham
Danny Basham
Amy Webber
Debut: August 5, 2004
Notable Feuds: The Undertaker
Hardcore Holly
Josh Mathews
Booker T
Eddie Guerrero
Rey Mysterio
Joy Giovanni
Kurt Angle
The Big Show
John Cena


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[Doug Basham] [Danny Basham]

  • WWE Heavyweight title (John Bradshaw Layfield);
  • WWE Tag Team titles (The Basham Brothers);
  • WWE United States title (Orlando Jordan);


  • The Road To Summerslam:
  • August 5, 2004 - Smackdown!: The Undertaker attacked JBL! leading to Orlando Jordan hitting the ring and pulling JBL to safety..
  • August 12, 2004 - Smackdown!: JBL announces Orlando Jordan as his new Chief of Staff and gets him a match with Undertaker!
  • ~~~In the main event, The Undertaker beat Orlando Jordan by Disqualification when JBL interfered..
  • 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!

    The Road To No Mercy:
  • 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!

    The Road To Survivor Series:
  • 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 11, 2004 - Smackdown!: Josh Mathews defeated Orlando Jordan with help from Booker T!
  • November 14, 2004 - Survivor Series: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated Booker T to retain with help from Orlando Jordan..

    The Road To Armageddon:
  • November 18, 2004 - Smackdown!: JBL gives his victory speech, but is interrupted by Booker T, Eddie Guerrero & The Undertaker..
  • ~~~JBL introduced the newest member of his Cabinit, Amy Webber, who debuted on Smackdown! as JBL's "Image Consultant"..
  • November 25, 2004 - Smackdown!: JBL & Orlando Jordan defeated Eddie Guerrero & Booker T when The Basham Brothers interfered!
  • ~~~John Bradshaw Layfield announced The Basham Brothers as his new "Secretaries of Defense"..
  • December 2, 2004 - Smackdown!: The Secretarys of Defence (The Bashams) defeated Eddie Guerrero & Booker T..
  • ~~~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: The Basham Brothers defeated Hardcore Holly & Charlie Haas..
  • ~~~In the Main Event: John Bradshaw Lafield beat Eddie Guerrero and Booker T and Undertaker to retain the WWE title!

    The Road To Royal Rumble:
  • 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 - SD!: The Bashams beat Rey Mysterio/RVD and Eddy/Booker and Jindrak/Reigns in a 4-WAY to win the Tag titles!
  • ~~~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!: The Basham Brothers defeated Eddie Guerrero & Booker T by DQ after Eddy was caught cheating..
  • ~~~Later on, 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..

    The Road To No Way Out:
  • February 3, 2005 - Smackdown!: John Cena got into an intense confrontation with John Layfield over a shot at the WWE title..
  • ~~~Also on the Show: The Big Show defeated The Basham Brothers in a Handicap match..
  • February 10, 2005 - SD! in Japan: Amy Webber accidentally shot JBL in the face with a tranquilizer gun! (Meant for The Big Show)
  • ~~~~~~The Basham Brothers vs Mark Jindrak & Luther Reigns (No Contest after Undertaker appeared)..
  • ~~~~~~John Cena defeated Orlando Jordan in a #1 Contenders Tournament Match..
  • ~~~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!
  • ~~~~~Also, JBL officially fired Amy Webber (who had quit the company a week before after claiming she was harassed..
  • February 20, 2005 - No Way Out: Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio defeated The Basham Brothers to win the Tag Team titles!
  • ~~~Main Event: 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!!"

    The Road To Wrestlemania 21:
  • February 24, 2005 - Smackdown!: Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio defeated The Basham Brothers to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • ~~~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..
  • ~~~In the main event: Orlando Jordan defeated John Cena to win the United States title with help from the Cabinit!
  • 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 Layfield replaced Orlando Jordan in a match and demolished Scotty Too Hotty..
  • ~~~John Cena later 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..
  • April 3, 2005 - Wrestlemania 21: John Cena defeated John Bradshaw Layfield to capture the WWE Championship...
  • April 7, 2005 - Smackdown!: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated Rey Mysterio in a #1 Contenders Series Matchup..
  • ~~~Eddie Guerrero came down to fend off interference from The Basham Brothers, but he ended up costing Rey the match!
  • April 14, 2005 - Smackdown!: The Big Show & Booker T defeated Orlando Jordan & The Bashams Brothers..
  • ~~~After the match, John Bradshaw Layfield yelled at all three members of his Cabinit and warned that their jobs were at stake!
  • 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..
  • ~~~Orlando Jordan aggresively yelled at The Bashams backstage, resulting in Danny Basham remarking "I'm getting sick of this..."
  • April 28, 2005 - Smackdown!: John Layfield defeated Kurt Angle and The Big Show and Booker T in a #1 Contenders 4-WAY..
  • May 22, 2005 - Judgment Day: John Cena defeated John Layfield in a vicious, brutal, bloody "I Quit" match to retain the WWE title..
  • 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: The Cabinit sat in the balcony as part of an anti-ECW crusade led by Eric Bischoff..
  • ~~~Bischoff's boys were shocked when Steve Austin showed up after the main event to throw a beer bash in honor of ECW..
  • ~~~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!!
  • June 16, 2005 - Smackdown!: Chris Benoit defeated Doug Basham (JBL attacked Benoit after until Undertaker made the save)..
  • ~~~Later on, The Bashams got tired of JBL calling them by the wrong names and QUIT the Cabinit for good!
  • ~~~In the main event: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated The Undertaker with help from 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!