WWE Hall of Famer JBL recently reflected on his wrestling career, including some of the regrets he had along the way.
John Bradshaw Layfield has carved out a legendary career in WWE. The former WWE announcer achieved tag team success with Ron Simmons as Acolytes and later as APA. In the early 2000s, he created the money-obsessed Texan that was JBL.
In a recent interview with Inside The Ropes, the former WWE Champion explained that he wasn’t ready for a big run as a singles performer early in his WWE career.
“I wasn’t ready when I came to WWE for a big run. I thought so, but I was overwhelmed by the system and, you know, because you’re a champion in different places and you have successful in places you’ve been, you think you can get on the big stage and you’ll automatically be a champion and successful H/T inside the ropes
Layfield went on to explain how his big singles as WWE Champion came at a time when his body was starting to fail him.
“I had that run and just when I kind of got the business, my body let me down, and that’s the only regret I have.” H/T inside strings
JBL entered WrestleMania 21 as the WWE Champion.
Although his singles run was short, Layfield created a legacy strong enough to become one of WWE’s top performers of the 21st century.
JBL on the two WWE Superstars he would never joke with
In the late 1990s, Bradshaw and his partner Ron Simmons were considered two of the toughest superstars WWE had backstage and in front of the public.
However, in his interview with Inside The Ropes, JBL said how superstars like Ken Shamrock and Haku were two of the toughest guys in the WWE locker room at the time.
“Yeah, we had Ken Shamrock in our locker room. He won the UFC. I think you know him or Haku.” Bradshaw added: “All the boys were kind of on their feet. Of course, nothing happened and we always joked about it. They said, Haku finished. We’ll just send Shamrock and we’ll watch them go. fight for the next 10 years because it would be the greatest fight in the history of the world H/T inside the ropes
Shamrock had a legendary career in MMA and wrestling as he was inducted into both the UFC and Impact! Wrestling Hall of Fame.
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