John Bradshaw Layfield



Height: 6'7"

Weight: 309 lbs

Real Name: John Layfield

DOB: 11/29/1967

Hometown: Roscoe, Texas

Other Names: John Hawk (CWF/GWF), Justin Hawk Bradshaw (WWF), Blackjack Bradshaw (NWA), Bradshaw(WWE), JBL(WWE Smackdown)

Wrestler Since: 1992

Finishing Maneuver: Clothesline From Hell

PWI 500 2008 Ranking: #40

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #64(2006), #5(2005), #15(2004), #36(2002), #45(2001), #87(2000), #78(1999), #102(1998), #173(1997), #150(1996), #210(1994), #301(1993)

Other Related Websites:
The APA - Rollercoaster Bio
John Bradshaw Layfield - Online World of Wrestling Bio
John Bradshaw Layfield - Wikipedia Bio

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (40 - 58, 1 NC)
- WWF Beware of Dog (May 26, '96) = In a dark match, Justin Hawk Bradshaw was pinned by Jake Roberts.
- WWF International Incident (July '96) = In a dark match, Justin Hawk Bradshaw defeated Savio Vega.
- WWF Mind Games (September '96) = Justin Hawk Bradshaw was beaten in a "Caribbean Strap" match by Savio Vega.
- WWF Buried Alive (October '96) = Justin Hawk Bradshaw lost to Barry Windham in a dark match.
- WWF Survivor Series '96 = In a dark match, Justin Hawk Bradshaw, Billy Gunn, Salvatore Sincere & the Sultan fought in an "Elimination" match against Jesse James, Aldo Montoya, Bob Holly & Bart Gunn. Bradshaw was eliminated by James. Billy Gunn was the sole 'survivor'.
- WWF Wrestlemania XIII ('97) = The New Blackjacks competed in a "Four Corners Elimination" match, which was won by the Headbangers. The other participants were the Godwinns and Phil Lafon & Doug Furnas.
- WWF Raw Tag-Team Tournament (June-July '97) = The New Blackjacks (Bradshaw & Barry Windham) lost in the first round to Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith, who went on to win the tournament.
- WWF Canadian Stampede (July '97) = In a dark match, the New Blackjacks fell to the Godwinns.
- WWF Survivor Series '97 = The New Blackjacks & the Headbangers fought in an "Elimination" match against the New Age Outlaws & the Godwinns. Bradshaw was pinned by Jesse James, who 'survived' along with Billy Gunn.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (December 5, '97) = Justin Bradshaw beat Masao Inoue.
- WWF Royal Rumble '98 = Justin Bradshaw competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Steve Austin.
- WWF No Way Out Of Texas (February '98) = Justin Bradshaw won, via DQ, over the NWA North American Champion, Jeff Jarrett.
- WWF Mayhem In Manchester (April '98) = Justin Bradshaw pinned Marc Mero.
- WWF Wrestlemania XIV ('98) = Bradshaw & Chainz competed in a "Tag-Team Battle Royal", which was won by the Legion of Doom 2000.
- WWF Over The Edge '98 (May 31) = Bradshaw & Taka Michinoku lost a "Handicap" match to Dick Togo, Mens Teioh, & Sho Funaki.
- WWF Brawl For It All Tournament (June - August '98) = Justin Bradshaw defeated Mark Canterbury, Steve Blackman & Darren Drosdov, before losing to Billy Gunn in the finals.
- WWF Fully Loaded '98 = Justin Bradshaw & Terry Funk were beaten by Farooq & Too Cold Scorpio.
- WWF Summerslam '98 = In a dark match, Justin Bradshaw & Vader fell to Skull & Eight-Ball.
- WWF Breakdown (September '98) = Justin Bradshaw won a "Falls Count Anywhere" match over Vader.
- WWF Judgment Day '98 (October) = In a dark match, Bradshaw was pinned by Steve Blackman.
- WWF Rock Bottom (December '98) = In a dark match, the Acolytes (Bradshaw & Faarooq) lost, via DQ, to the WWF Tag Champs, the New Age Outlaws.
- WWF Wrestlemania XV ('99) = In a dark match, Bradshaw competed in a "Battle Royal", which was won by D-Lo Brown & Test.
- WWF No Mercy (May 16, '99) = Bradshaw, Faarooq & Viscera defeated Gangrel, Edge & Christian.
- WWF Over The Edge '99 (May 23) = Bradshaw, Faarooq, Viscera & the Big Boss Man fought in an "Elimination" match against Mankind, Ken Shamrock, Test & the Big Show. Bradshaw was forced to submit to Shamrock. Mankind was the sole 'survivor'.
- WWF Backlash '99 = Bradshaw, Faarooq & Mideon won over Gangrel, Edge & Christian.
- WWF Fully Loaded '99 = The Acolytes won the WWF Tag-Team Titles in a "Handicap" match against Michael Hayes & the Hardy Boyz.
- WWF Summerslam '99 = The Acolytes won a "Tag-Team Elimination" match over Edge & Christian, the Hardy Boyz, Bob & Crash Holly, Mideon & Viscera, and Droz & Prince Albert.
- WWF Unforgiven '99 = The Acolytes defeated the Dudley Boyz.
- WWF Rebellion '99 (October 2) = The Acolytes were beaten in a "Triangle Elimination" match by Edge & Christian. Hardcore & Crash Holly were the other participants.
- WWF No Mercy '99 = Bradshaw lost a "Four Corners Elimination" match to X-Pac. Kane & Farooq were the other participants.
- WWF Survivor Series '99 = The Acolytes & the Dudley Boyz competed in an "Elimination" match against The Godfather, D-Lo Brown & the Headbangers. Bradshaw was DQ'ed. D-Lo Brown & the Godfather were the 'survivors'.
- WWF Armageddon '99 = The Acolytes won the "Tag-Team Battle Royal", which consisted of the Dudley Boyz, the Hardy Boyz, Edge & Christian, Hardcore & Crash Holly, Mark Henry & the Godfather, Brian Christopher & Scott Taylor, & the Mean Street Posse.
- WWF Royal Rumble '00 = The Acolytes were beaten by the Tag-Team Champions, the New Age Outlaws. Later that night, Bradshaw competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by the Rock.
- WWF Wrestlemania 2000 = Bradshaw competed in a "Hardcore Title Battle Royal", which was won, at the end, by Hardcore Holly.
- WWF Backlash '00 = The Acolytes fell to Bull Buchanon & the Big Boss Man.
- WWF Fully Loaded '00 = The Acolytes won, via DQ, over the Tag-Team Champions, Edge & Christian.
- WWF Unforgiven '00 = The Acolytes & the Dudley Boyz lost to Steven Richards, Val Venis, Bull Buchanon & the Goodfather.
- WWF Royal Rumble '01 = Bradshaw competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Steve Austin.
- WWF Wrestlemania X-7 ('01) = The Acolytes & Tazz defeated Val Venis, Bull Buchanon & the Goodfather.
- WWF Insurrextion '01 (May 5) = Bradshaw pinned the Big Show.
- WWF Judgment Day '01 = The Acolytes competed in the "Tag-Team Turmoil" match, which was won by Chris Benoit & Chris Jericho.
- WWF Invasion (July '01) = The Acolytes, as the WWF Tag-Team Champions, defeated the WCW Tag Champs Chuck Palumbo & Sean O'Haire. Neither belts were on the line.
- WWF Summerslam '01 = The Acolytes & Spike Dudley were beaten by Test & the Dudley Boyz.
- WWF No Mercy '01 = The Acolytes defeated Chris Kanyon & Hugh Morrus.
- WWF Rebellion '01 (November 3) = The Acolytes fell to the WCW Tag-Team Champs, the Dudley Boyz, in a "Triangle" match. The other participants were the Hardy Boyz.
- WWF Survivor Series '01 = Bradshaw competed in the "Immunity Battle Royal", which was won by Test.
- WWF Vengence (December '01) = The Acolytes defeated Chuck & Billy.
- WWF Royal Rumble '02 = Bradshaw competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Hunter Hearst Helmsley.
- WWF No Way Out '02 = The Acolytes won a Tag-Team Turmoil match.
- WWF Wrestlemania X-8 ('02) = The Acolytes lost an Elimination match to the WWF Tag Champs, Billy & Chuck. The other participants were the Hardy Boyz & the Dudley Boyz.
- WWF Backlash '02 = Bradshaw was beaten by Scott Hall.
- WWF Insurrextion '02 (May 4) = Bradshaw fell to X-Pac.
- OVW Spring Break-Out '03 (April 11) = The APA (Bradshaw & Faarooq) stayed the OVW Southern Tag-Team Champs, beating Lance Cade & Rene Dupree.
- WWE Vengeance '03 = Bradshaw won the APA Invitational Barroom Brawl.
- WWE No Mercy '03 = The APA were beaten by the Basham Brothers.
- WWE Survivor Series '03 = Bradshaw, Kurt Angle, Chris Benoit, John Cena & Hardcore Holly fought in an "Elimination" Match against Brock Lesnar, Matt Morgan, Nathan Jones, A-Train & the Big Show. Bradshaw was eliminated by the Big Show. Benoit & Cena were the 'survivors'.
- WWE Royal Rumble '04 (January 25) = Bradshaw competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Chris Benoit.
- WWE No Way Out '04 (February 15) = The APA lost to the World's Greatest Tag-Team.
- WWE Wrestlemania XX (March 14, '04) = The APA lost a "Fatal Fourway" Match to the WWE Smackdown Tag Champs, Scotty Too Hotty & Rikishi. The World's Greatest Tag-Team and the Basham Brothers were the other participants.
- WWE Judgment Day '04 (May 16) = John Bradshaw Layfield won, via DQ, over the WWE Smackdown Heavyweight Champ, Eddie Guerrero.
- WWE Great American Bash '04 (June 27) = Layfield won the WWE Smackdown Heavyweight Title, winning a "Bullrope" Match over Eddie Guerrero.
- WWE Summerslam '04 (August 15) = Layfield stayed the WWE Smackdown Heavyweight Champ, winning, via DQ, over the Undertaker.
- WWE No Mercy '04 (October 3) = Layfield won a "Last Ride" Match over the Undertaker to keep the WWE Smackdown World Title.
- WWE Survivor Series '04 (November 14, '04) = Layfield retained the WWE Smackdown World Title, beating Booker T.
- WWE Armageddon '04 (December 12, '04) = Layfield stayed the WWE Smackdown World Champion, winning a "Four Way" Match over Eddie Guerrero, Booker T, and the Undertaker.
- WWE Royal Rumble '05 (January 30) = Layfield kept the WWE Smackdown World Title, winning a "Triple Threat" Match over Kurt Angle & the Big Show.
- WWE No Way Out '05 (February 20) = Layfield retained the WWE Smackdown World Title, winning a "Barbed Wire Steel Cage" Match over the Big Show.
- WWE Wrestlemania 21 (April 3, '05) = JBL lost the WWE Smackdown World Title to John Cena.
- WWE Judgment Day '05 (May 22, '05) = Layfield lost an "I Quit" Match to the Smackdown World Champion, John Cena.
- WWE Great American Bash '05 (July 24) = JBL won, via DQ, over the Smackdown World Heavyweight Champion, Batista.
- WWE Summerslam '05 (August 21, '05) = Layfield lost a "No Holds Barred" Match to the Smackdown World Champ, Batista.
- WWE No Mercy '05 (October 9) = JBL defeated Rey Mysterio.
- WWE Survivor Series '05 (November 27) = Team Smackdown (JBL, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, Bobby Lashley, & Batista) fought in an "Elimination" Match against Team Raw (Shawn Michaels, Chris Masters, Carlito, Kane, & the Big Show). JBL was eliminated by Michaels. Orton was the sole 'survivor'.
- WWE Armageddon '05 (December 18) = Layfield pinned Matt Hardy.
- WWE Royal Rumble '06 (January 29) = JBL was beaten by the Boogeyman.
- WWE No Way Out '06 (February 19) = JBL defeated Bobby Lashley.
- WWE Saturday Night's Main Event #32 (March 18, '06) = JBL competed in a "Beer-Drinking" Contest with Steve Austin, which ended in a "No-Contest" when Austin Stunned JBL.
- WWE Wrestlemania 22 (April 2, '06) = Layfield won the United States Heavyweight Title from Chris Benoit.
- WWE Judgment Day '06 (May 21) = Layfield lost to the WWE Smackdown World Heavyweight Champion, Rey Mysterio. Layfield's US Title was not on the line.
- WWE Royal Rumble '08 (January 27) = JBL won, via DQ, over Chris Jericho.
- WWE No Way Out '08 (February 17) = JBL competed in a "Raw #1 Contenders Elimination Chamber" Match, which was won by Triple H. Jeff Hardy, Chris Jericho, Shawn Michaels, and Umaga were the other participants.
- WWE Wrestlemania 24 (March 30, '08) = JBL won a "Belfast Brawl" Match over Finlay.
- WWE Backlash '08 (April 27) = JBL lost a "Four Way Elimination" Match to Triple H, who won the WWE Title. John Cena and Randy Orton were the other participants.
- WWE Judgment Day '08 (May 18) = JBL was beaten by John Cena.
- WWE One Night Stand '08 (June 1) = JBL lost a "First Blood" Match to John Cena.
- WWE Great American Bash '08 (July 20) = JBL won a "NYC Parking Lot Brawl" Match over John Cena.
- WWE Saturday Night's Main Event #36 (August 2, '08) = Layfield, Kane, & Simply Priceless defeated John Cena, Batista, & Cryme Tyme.
- WWE Summerslam '08 (August 17) = JBL lost to the World Champion, CM Punk.
- WWE Unforgiven '08 (September 7) = Layfield lost a "Scramble" Match to Chris Jericho, who won the World Heavyweight Title. Rey Mysterio, Batista, and Kane were the other participants.
- WWE No Mercy '08 (October 5) = JBL lost a "#1 Contenders" Match to Batista.
- WWE Survivor Series '08 (November 23) = Team JBL (Layfield, Kane, The Miz, John Morrison, & MVP) lost an "Elimination" Match to Team HBK (Shawn Michaels, Rey Mysterio, the Great Khali, & Cryme Tyme).
- WWE Royal Rumble '09 (January 25) = JBL lost to the World Champion, John Cena.
- WWE No Way Out '09 (February 15) = JBL was beaten by Shawn Michaels.
- WWE Wrestlemania XXV (April 5, '09) = JBL lost the WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight Title to Rey Mysterio.

Title Summary:
- GWF Tag-Team Champion w/ Bobby Duncum Jr (11/27/92 - 1/29/93)
- USWF Tag-Team Champion w/ the Equilizer (??/??/??)
- GWF World Heavyweight Champion (9/93)
- GWF Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Black Bart (12/25/93 - 6/03/94)
- NWA North American Champion (1/13/95 - ??/??/??)
- CWA Tag-Team Champion w/ Cannonball Grizzly (11/05/95 - 12/16/95)
- WWF World Tag-Team Champion w/ Faarooq (5/29/99 - 6/25/99)
- WWF World Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Faarooq (7/25/99 - 8/09/99)
- MCW Southern Tag-Team Champion w/ Faarooq (6/13/01 - 6/14/01)
- WWF World Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Faarooq (7/09/01 - 8/07/01)
- WWF European Heavyweight Champion (10/22/01 - 10/30/01)
- WWE Hardcore Champion (6/03/02 - 6/22/02)
- WWE Hardcore Champion(2) (6/22/02 - 6/28/02)
- WWE Hardcore Champion(3) (6/28/02 - 6/29/02)
- WWE Hardcore Champion(4) (6/29/02 - 6/30/02)
- WWE Hardcore Champion(5) (6/30/02 - 7/06/02)
- WWE Hardcore Champion(6) (7/06/02 - 7/07/02)
- WWE Hardcore Champion(7) (7/07/02 - 7/12/02)
- WWE Hardcore Champion(8) (7/12/02 - 7/13/02)
- WWE Hardcore Champion(9) (7/13/02 - 7/14/02)
- WWE Hardcore Champion(10) (7/14/02 - 7/15/02)
- WWE Hardcore Champion(11) (7/15/02 - 7/26/02)
- WWE Hardcore Champion(12) (7/26/02 - 7/27/02)
- WWE Hardcore Champion(13) (7/27/02 - 7/28/02)
- WWE Hardcore Champion(14) (7/28/02 - 7/29/02)
- WWE Hardcore Champion(15) (8/03/02)
- WWE Hardcore Champion(16) (8/04/02)
- WWE Hardcore Champion(17) (8/19/02)
- OVW Southern Tag-Team Champion w/ Faarooq (4/03 - 6/27/03)
- WWE Smackdown World Heavyweight Champion (6/27/04 - 4/03/05)
- WWE United States Heavyweight Champion (4/02/06 - 5/23/06)
- WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion (3/09/09 - 4/05/09)

PWI Achievement Awards: (0 wins, 1 1st RU, 0 2nd RUs, 3 3rd RUs)
- 2001 Tag-Team of the Year, 3rd Runner-Up (Acolytes)
- 2004 Most Hated Wrestler, 1st Runner-Up
- 2004 Most Improved Wrestler, 3rd Runner-Up
- 2005 Match of the Year, 3rd Runner-Up (JBL vs. John Cena)