During a recent appearance on Pancakes & Powerslams Show, former WWE stars Mr. Kennedy & Shawn Daivari discussed JBL’s “bullying” stories and how some wrestlers stood up to him.
Below is what Kennedy & Daivari said about stopping JBL’s hazing backstage:
Kennedy: “I read something where he told Justin Roberts to go kill himself, everyday. He would say stuff like that, but the minute somebody would fire back at him, or just no-sell it, they’ll be fine. He wouldn’t keep hammering… I’m not saying that his way is right, but people are really, really sensitive nowadays for that reason.”
Daivari: “Whenever I hear about John being a bully to whoever, and the specific names that come out, it’s because the person he was quote-unquote bullying was trying so hard to get over with him. Like, dude, not everybody is gonna like you. Maybe John doesn’t like you, you don’t have to prove a point and defend yourself. If he says you’re a dork and he hates you, you don’t have to prove to him that you’re not a dork and he should like you. Just let it go.”
Below is Kennedy talking about how John Morrison & WWE Hall of Famer Edge stood up to JBL:
“Paul Heyman told me this story about how JBL was needling Edge on a bus, overseas. Edge was pretty new to the company, and JBL kept needling him. JBL had a beer in his hand, Edge just stood up, and swatted the beer out of his hand, and said ‘Let’s go right now. I’m sick of it.’ From that point on, JBL said ‘Oh calm down, sweetheart.’ Everything was smoothed over, and he didn’t mess with him again.
John Morrison stood up to him one night. JBL didn’t like the way him and Miz had sold at the end of their match. They hadn’t celebrated enough. JBL was getting on him, and Johnny basically just snapped on him, and told him to mind his own business. They almost went at it.”
Daivari then revealed a personal story of how he stood up to JBL one night:
“JBL came backstage and just picked me as his target. A bunch of people weren’t watching his main event match from backstage, and he goes, ‘Shawn Daivari doesn’t need to watch the main event! Shawn Daivari knows everything about everything in wrestling! Shawn doesn’t have to watch the main event! He’s good, he’s got it!’ And I said, ‘No. You’ve been doing the same match 17 nights in a row. I can call every single move you did, I can tell you exactly what happened, I can tell you what heat you did to the crowd to get them involved, I’ve seen it! No, I don’t need to watch it tonight!'”