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John Bradshaw Layfield


Also known as Bradshaw, Blackjack Bradshaw, Death Mask, Justin Bradshaw, John Hawk, Johnny Hawk, Texas Hawk, Vampiro Americano

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317.04.2021AnB7.0Never impressed with his in-ring ability, but he really perfected the rich asshole gimmick during his run. The fact that he was the champ for almost a year baffles me though, it was not at all a very interesting period for the title. Had some fun times during the WWE Hardcore Champion period.
827.03.2021Brainbuster Rhymes7.0
914.03.2021Toothless Aggression9.0
1425.01.2021sanjuro4.0A good clothesline and a Texas-issued birth certificate doesn't make you the second coming of Stan Hansen. Had a great program with Eddie but then Eddie could draw with anyone. Credit where it's due: the Judgment Day/Night matches with Eddie and Cena are two of the best E matches of the 2000s but he never had anything close to their level before or after. Occasionally good character work couldn't make up for bland ring presence and a limited workrate. It's also wild that he continued to make his gimmick being the unstoppable badass when Brawl for All demolished that persona before it even got off the ground. One of the worst title reigns ever, to boot.
1616.01.2021Chiqui Lecca7.0
2018.12.2020Old ride long line8.0First of all I tend to like the heels and anti hero? s more than the baby faces. Having said that, If you asked me in 04-05, what I thought about jbl I would have told you he was the worse champion of all time. I hated that guy. And that? s a testament to just how great of a true heel he was. I think if injuries didn? t mount up he would have been a multiple time champion and really been able to put a lot more guys over. Respect to the wrestling god!
2115.12.2020Black Liger6.0
2631.08.2020Criss Axton8.0
2728.08.2020King of Strong Style8.0
3406.07.2020Ma Stump Puller7.0The JBL gimmick is quite divisive: some see it as a great gimmick that bumped up a low card tag specialist to the top, others seen it as a way to get cheap heat using racial stereotypes. For myself, I thought he was pretty good, always getting the crowd involved with his promos, and he could do some solid comedy skits as well and wasn't afraid to make a fool of himself. In terms of wrestling yes, he wasn't exactly the most technical guy around and some of his matches were stinkers (like with Undertaker, Big Show, etc) but with the right babyface against him, he could put on some pretty good showcases. His heat was huge, and anyone who fought against him was automatically a babyface. I'd rather watch a JBL promo than a Triple H one, that's for sure. Overhated as a whole.
3629.06.2020JuWFEAE8.0Ein guter Hell der seinen Job auf jeden Fall gemacht hat. Er hätte einen besseren Finisher als eine Clothesline verdient aber ich hätte ihn mir später in seiner Karriere nicht ohne diesen Finisher vorstellen können.
3912.06.2020Khalid Ace5.0To be fair he performed his jerk business man gimmick very well & he was a good tag team partner but nothing spectacular in his in ring work & he was a terrible champion.
5212.02.2020Mahmoud Elsayad7.0
5311.02.2020rainmakerpunk4.0Not a bad promo guy, awful champ though, nothing interesting about him and he's below average in the ring, he has a good clothesline though
5530.12.2019Cow Man8.0
6224.08.2019Pm Frank6.0
6419.08.2019CodySquared8.0Every match with Bradshaw was hard hitting and had you ooing and aweing in pain with his opponent. He had a pretty decent move set, and the most brutal Clothesline in WWE by far and the most painful to watch powerbomb. He moved well enough for a man of his size and all of his gimmicks were gold, and helped define separate eras. I wish his WWE Championship reign went longer and because of his bruising and mic work I feel like a more versatile moveset wouldn? t suit him and he did very well with his branding. One of the few times ever that not diversifying your moveset is a very good thing. I was initially going to rate a 7 but I think that? s too harsh for his accolades and effort.
6507.08.2019ZestyZuluWarrior7.0JBL was a midcarder who found his way into main event scene. He had a good look and played the rich snob heel well. He could put on some good stuff. Outside of the ring he is allegedly a walking pile of garbage but I haven't seen anything concrete on that
6601.08.2019KyleEnjoysWrestling7.0JBL had an interesting arc. I remember first seeing him show up as Justin Hawk Bradshaw & thinking he had a good look. From the New Blackjacks, to the Acolytes, to the APA; Bradshaw had varying levels of success. Then you woke up one day & instead of a long haired Texan tough guy, he was a New York businessman. A bit of a shocking character change, to say the least. As a top guy on Smackdown, I was always pretty negative with what I saw. Pretty poor in the ring & I really never liked the Clothesline from Hell. His matches got old very quickly. Once he went away from the main event & was more of an upper mid card, I found JBL much more tolerable. I like a lot of his work as an announcer & I think he's mostly underrated in that role. He had a phenomenal grasp on history & tied in a lot of it, which I really found interesting. His run was certainly drama filled, from his prominence with wrestler's court, to his issues with Meanie, Joey Styles, Mauro, Miz & more. But I'm trying not to look at most of the behind-the-scenes escapades & focusing on his in-front-of-camera work.
6714.07.2019ParisTheSpider7.0Einer der besten Heels aller Zeiten innerhalb der WWE, am Mic und auch im Ring. Klasse Matches gegen Cena und Eddie Guerrero.
6827.04.2019Carnival Fantasm7.0Regardless of his real-life qualities, JBL/Bradshaw was a good hoss mean-guy wrestler in WWE. Aside from being a bruiser in the ring, he had a versatile personality, ranging from bounty hunter to wall street mogul. Although his WWE title reign may not be the most notable despite its length, he became a heel staple in WWE after spending nearly a decade coming up from dead-on-arrival tag teams through the midcard.
6922.04.2019TheDoubleDarkness5.0His upsides are that he's a good Tag Team wrestler, decent talker, has a great Lariat, and is very memeable. With that out of the way, he is an average singles wrestler at best, an asshole, and a knock off Stan Hansen.
7121.03.2019TheGorgis3096.0JBL seems like a bit of douche in real life, but in the wrestling world, he served his role well. His character evolved greatly, and his WWE title reign was really good, but outside of those accolades, his career isn' t really Hall of Fame worthy or anything. But I gotta hand to the guy, he was an absolute heat magnet and was awesome on the mic, which is pretty sweet.
7402.01.2019Micha17048.0JBL ist meiner Ansicht nach ziemlich Underrated. Wahrlich kein Technischer Gott im Ring, aber vom Storytelling und den Emotionen her war er einfach Fantastisch! Als Heel hat er schon so viele Leute Over gebracht wie kaum ein anderer und war immer wieder für großartige Promos und grenzwertige Segmente (im Positiven Sinne) zu gebrauchen. Zurecht einer der längsten WWE Champions off all time und definitiv ein Zukünftiger Hall of Famer.
7629.11.2018Steamboat25117.0JBL wusste mich auf seine Weise immer zu unterhalten, sei es in der APA, als Börsenguru John Layfield oder als Kommentator. Technisch war er freilich ein wenig limitiert und er konnte durchaus langweilige Matches worken. Charismatisch ist er auf jeden Fall, gerade als Heel hat er mich wirklich überzeugt. Am Mic gehört er für mich zu den großen Könnern, was er in zahlreichen Promos, aber auch als Kommentator und Laudator in der Hall of Fame (z. B. für die Briscos) bewiesen hat. Er konnte sich sogar erstaunlich lange als Maineventer halten, auch wenn er in meinen Augen dort nicht unbedingt hingehörte.
7820.10.2018MrFridayNight8.0No, his in-ring skills were not the greatest and yes, he was a predominantly midcard talent who suddenly became the WWE champion out of the blue. But this man was one of the greatest heels of the modern era. I grew up watching WWE in the Ruthless Aggression era and JBL was one of my favorite wrestlers as a kid. I can remember the chorus of boos that would rain down on JBL and whether or not it was real heat or X-Pac heat, it doesn't matter. His promos were strong and he was one of the few wrestlers in the modern era to truly perfect the cowardly heel trait.
8028.09.2018RatingsMachine4.0Bradshaw was capable in the ring, and he could talk, but he was a terrible draw, . And whilst JBL eventually grew into his push, his run on top was, for the most part, counter-productive.
8302.09.2018pappahouse5.0Mal ganz abgesehen davon, dass er ein sehr unangenehmer Mensch zu sein scheint, war er für mich auch immer nur ein Brawler. Das einzige wo das wirklich für mich gepasst hat, ist zur APA Zeit. Ekelhafte Fehde gegen Eddie Guerrero, dümmlich als Kommentator, die fünf Punkte gibts nur für die APA-Zeit.
8705.08.2018Sheep9.0Sicher nicht unter den objektiv besten Wrestlern aller Zeiten, aber einer meiner persönlichen Top-Favoriten. Warum? Ich habe eine Schwäche für gnadenlose Brutalität. Nichts gegen die genialen Techniker und Strategen, aber einen rücksichtslosen Schlägertypen zu sehen macht mir einfach immer am meisten Spaß. Und JBL bot genau das. Seine In-Ring-Performance basierte, wenn er nicht gerade mal wieder unbedingt als Bösewicht vom Dienst irgendwas rummogeln oder den Feigling geben musste, zum größten Teil aus wuchtigen Faustschlägen und Tritten, die für mich - pardon - außergewöhnlich authentisch wirkten, wodurch ich das Selling des jeweiligen Gegners umstandslos glauben konnte. Und ich glaube gern was beim Wrestling, es kommt nämlich nicht mehr oft vor. Entsprechend seines Profils als skrupelloser Haudrauf war er dann auch immer am besten, wenn es blutig wurde: sein Match gegen Eddie Guerrero bei Judgment Day 2004 bleibt mir (und sicher auch jedem anderen, der es gesehen hat) auf ewig unvergessen. Ein Jahr später lieferte er gegen John Cena ähnlich grandios ab. Auch nach seinem Comeback konnte er mich noch regelmäßig begeistern, vor allem mit dem Parking Lot Brawl beim Bash 2008 (wieder gegen Cena), dem kleinen aber seeeehr feinen WM-XXIV-Opener gegen Finlay und der kurzen und trotzdem so aufregenden und originellen Fehde mit Shawn Michaels als seinen Angestellten im Frühjahr 2009. JBLs Kritiker hacken immer wieder gern auf seinem Run als Champion herum, vergessen aber irgendwie immer, dass er den großen Auftritt schon damals kaum bekam und hinterher so gut wie gar nicht mehr. Immer wieder musste er den goofy Heel geben, der sich feige verpissen will und zur Belustigung der Massen vom Babyface gedemütigt wird. Seine Karriere endete mit einem 10-Sekunden-Squash durch Rey Mysterio. Glückwunsch. Ja, da bin ich salty. Er hätte nochmal Champ werden sollen. Dafür ist es zu spät. Für ein Umdenken beim WWE-Universum aber noch nicht. Hört auf, ihn zu unterschätzen. Er war legit.
8810.07.2018Paul Heyman Guy6.0
9105.06.2018hirsty979.0One of the greatest heels in wrestling history. Perhaps the best lariat of all time coupled with dark charisma with a storied career which reached its apex in 2004. Also a great commentator too but not to everyone's taste.
9205.06.2018Solidsnake88810.0Ich gebe JBL 10 Punkte, weil er damals so um 2004/2005 gut als Heel funktioniert hat. Man hat es einfach geliebt ihn zu hassen und der Hass wurde immer größer, weil er in den Titelmatches sich irgendwie durchmogeln konnte. Natürlich mag er Backstage ein bully sein, aber ich denke das macht den Mann aus. Jedenfalls hat er mich damals unterhalten und nur das Zählt
9416.04.2018Okaro1434.0As a wrestler I would give him a 5 or something but as a commentator I would give him a zero. Absolutely hate how biased he is in the booth. But hey it's not his fault itz WWE' s fault.
9723.03.2018Oliver95x6.0Ich finde er wie nie im Ring so gut wie andere. Jedoch finde ich seinen World Titel Run ziemlich gut. Er hatte unterhaltsame Matches auch wenn die meisten eine Sonderregel hatten. Im großen und Ganzen ist er nie besser als durchschnitt gewesen.
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