JBL / Bradshaw - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of JBL / Bradshaw, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

John Charles Layfield was born in Sweetwater, Texas on November 29, 1966, and he is currently 57 years old.

He is currently a Ambassador, working for WWE.

JBL / Bradshaw was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2020.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name John Charles Layfield
  • Ring Names
    • JBL ( March 28, 2004 - Present)
    • John "Bradshaw" Layfield ( March 28, 2004 - Present)
    • Bradshaw ( November 10, 1997 - March 27, 2004)
    • Blackjack Bradshaw ( February 17, 1997 - January 18, 1998)
    • Justin Bradshaw ( January 22, 1996 - December 5, 1997)
    • Johnny Hawk ( September 23, 1992 - March 22, 1996)
    • Texas Hawk ( September 30, 1994 - December 9, 1995)
    • Death Mask ( March 26, 1995 - June 4, 1995)
  • Born November 29, 1966 (age 57)
  • Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Sweetwater, Texas
  • Billed From
    • New York City ( March 28, 2004 - Present)
    • Sweetwater, Texas ( November 10, 1997 - March 21, 2004)
    • Roscoe, Texas ( January 22, 1996 - November 9, 1997)
  • Height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
  • Weight
    • 290 lbs (132 kg)
  • Nicknames The Wrestling God

Career History

  • Roles
    • Ambassador ( September 1, 2017 - Present)
    • Manager ( October 17, 2022 - February 6, 2023)
    • General Manager ( September 25, 2013 - July 31, 2014)
    • Commentator ( September 16, 2012 - August 31, 2017)
    • Wrestler ( December 17, 2007 - April 5, 2009)
    • Commentator ( June 16, 2006 - December 21, 2007)
    • Wrestler ( September 23, 1992 - May 23, 2006)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWE February 7, 2023Present
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEBrand Raw October 17, 2022 February 6, 2023
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWE September 1, 2017 October 16, 2022
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEBrand SmackDown July 19, 2016 August 31, 2017
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEBrand Raw September 16, 2012 July 18, 2016
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEBrand NXT September 25, 2013 July 31, 2014
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEBrand Raw December 22, 2007 April 5, 2009
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEBrand SmackDown June 19, 2003 December 21, 2007
    Promotion Ohio Valley WrestlingOVW March 12, 2003 June 18, 2003
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEBrand Raw March 25, 2002 March 11, 2003
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF December 19, 1995 March 22, 2002
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPWBrand Heavyweight November 15, 1997 December 5, 1997
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA September 17, 1994 May 5, 1995
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Heel October 17, 2022 February 6, 2023
    Heel March 18, 2004 July 31, 2014
    Face August 16, 1999 March 11, 2004
    Heel December 19, 1995 August 9, 1999
    Face September 23, 1992 December 18, 1995
  • Images History
    Sep 2017
    Sep 2017
    Mar 2004
    Mar 2004
    Jun 2003
    Jun 2003
    Mar 2002
    Mar 2002
    Jan 2000
    Jan 2000
    Dec 1998
    Dec 1998
    Feb 1997
    Feb 1997
    Sep 1992
    Sep 1992

  • Finishers
    • Clothesline From Hell - Running High-impact Lariat ( December 19, 1995 - April 5, 2009)
    • JBL Bomb / Texas Bomb - Release Powerbomb ( December 19, 1995 - April 5, 2009)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "Longhorn" by Jim Johnston - Single ( March 18, 2004 - Present)
    • Theme Song "Protection" by Jim Johnston - with Faarooq - Team ( June 19, 2003 - March 17, 2004)
    • Theme Song "Acolytes" by Jim Johnston - with Faarooq - Team ( November 15, 1998 - March 25, 2002)
    • Theme Song "Double Down" by Jim Johnston - with Blackjack Windham - Team ( February 17, 1997 - January 19, 1998)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2020, Individual
  • World Wrestling Entertainment

  • Catch Wrestling Association

    • 1 CWA World Tag Team Championship (with Cannonball Grizzly)

    Global Wrestling Federation

    • 2 GWF Tag Team Championship (1 with Bobby Duncum Jr., 1 with Black Bart)

    Memphis Championship Wrestling

    • 1 MCW Southern Tag Team Championship (with Faarooq)

    NWA Texas

    • 1 NWA North American Heavyweight Championship

    Ohio Valley Wrestling

    • 1 OVW Southern Tag Team Championship (with Ron Simmons)

    United States Wrestling Federation

    • 1 USWF Tag Team Championship (with The Equalizer)
  • Other Accomplishments
    • WWE Race To The Rumble Tournament Winner (2009)
    • WWE Championship #1 Contender's Tournament Winner (2005)
    • WWE Grand Slam Champion
    • WWE Triple Crown Champion
    • WWE Kurt Angle Great American Award Winner (2004)
    • George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame's Lou Thesz Award (2012)
    • PWR Color Commentator of the Year (2006)
    • WWE Slammy Award - Favorite Web Show (2013 - "The JBL & Cole Show", with Michael Cole and Renee Young)
    • 5° in PWI 500 (2005)
    • WON Best Gimmick (2004)
    • NCAA Division II All-American (1989 - College football)

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