WWE Ruthless Aggression Era Veteran Maven recently spoke about WWE Hall of Famer JBL (John Bradshaw Layfield) in a video on his official YouTube channel.
While JBL does have the reputation of being a bully, back from his WWF Attitude Era run as ‘Bradshaw’, Maven actually stated that such rumors aren’t true and JBL isn’t a bully at all.
Here’s what Maven said:
“I could stand to learn a lot about the financial industry from this guy. Of course, I’m talking about Hall of Famer, JBL, one of the toughest SOBs.
I still remember a match he had at a pay-per-view and after the match, he comes back and his whole entire face is just bloody and just battered. Never heard any complaining, you never heard any type of him being upset in any way. Man knew how to do business.
Now the dirt sheets will always say that JBL was a bully backstage. To be honest with you, JBL is just loud. JBL is boisterous. JBL is jovial. John’s not afraid to tell you what he wants and he’s not afraid to tell you how he’s gonna get to what he wants.
A lot of people might view that as being a bully. John is also a pretty stiff wrestler, from what I’ve heard. That means when John hits you with a clothesline, you’re gonna feel that clothesline, but that’s the business.
I never knew him as a bully, but sometimes when people are loud, it might rub people the wrong way. Trust me, one of the nicest guys in the world.”
John Layfield officially joined the World Wrestling Federation in January 1996 as Justin ‘Hawk’ Bradshaw and wrestled for them until April 2009.
During his WWF/WWE career, he had several character changes, becoming Blackjack Bradshaw & teaming with Blackjack Windham (Barry Windham) as The New Black Jacks (1997-1998), going solo by just ‘Bradshaw’ (1998) and teaming with Faarooq (Ron Simmons) as the Acolytes, and later the Acolytes Protection Agency (APA) from 1998 until 2004.
As soon as the APA split up in the spring of 2004, John appeared as JBL, a gimmick similar to The Million Dollar Man, based on his real-life persona, who made millions of dollars from the stock exchange years earlier.
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