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JBL Recalls Charlie Haas Asking Him To Come Out Of Retirement To Lose


WWE Hall Of Famer JBL has revealed he was recently asked to come out of retirement to take a loss by former WWE Tag Team Champion Charlie Haas.

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield began his WWE career at the beginning of 1996 when he was known as Justin ‘Hawk’ Bradshaw. Over the years, the Texan ditched the bull rope before becoming an Acolyte, a protector, and a Wall Street tycoon as he morphed into the hated JBL.

It was as the limousine riding JBL that John Layfield ascended to the top of the wrestling world when he became WWE Champion in 2004. Following his success, he maintained his place towards the top of the card and took part in memorable feuds with the likes of The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, and Rey Mysterio.

It was Mysterio who brought the curtain down on JBL’s full-time wrestling career after the luchador defeated the then-Intercontinental Champion for his title in just 21 seconds at WrestleMania 25. Following that loss, JBL focussed on his broadcasting career with WWE where he frequently called the action with Michael Cole.

Speaking on his Stories with Bradshaw and Brisco podcast with fellow WWE Hall Of Famer Gerald Brisco JBL revealed that his former colleague Charlie Haas recently asked him to come out of retirement – to lose naturally:

“Charlie says, ‘hey, you ever thought about coming out of retirement or anything You know having a match or something?’ He wanted me to come out of retirement to put him over.”

Charlie Haas recently made his debut for IMPACT Wrestling where he wrestled former IMPACT World Champion Josh Alexander. Things didn’t end well for Haas after he was stretchered out of the arena following the bout.