JBL has shared a story on what happens when you play a prank on ‘The Beast Incarnate’ Brock Lesnar.
John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield became a breakout star on SmackDown in 2004 after years of teaming with Ron Simmons. Layfield began his reign as ‘SmackDown’s longest-reigning WWE Champion in June of that year at The Great American Bash. In a Texas Bull Rope match, Layfield defeated Eddie Guerrero, going on to hold the title for 280 days.
Speaking to ‘The StarMaker’ Kenny Bolin formerly of Ohio Valley Wrestling on The Bolin Alley, JBL recounted the time he crossed Lesnar backstage. According to Layfield, it was ‘The Conqueror’ that started it.
“Brock and I are good friends. And he’s sitting there and I’ve got some Lucky Charms in my hand. This was a couple of years ago. And I was just gonna pop them in my mouth. I was in catering. Brock comes by and hits my hand and they go all over the place. He thought it was funny.”
I go by Brock and [Lesnar]’s on the phone and I hit his elbow and when I do I knock the phone down the hall, I didn’t mean to! I thought, ‘you know what, I’ll just keep walking’. And Brock grabbed me, pulled me in, and I said, ‘Brock, I don’t know what you’ve hurt, but you’ve hurt me somewhere. If you’ll let me go I’ll assess the damage. I promise.’ And Brock just, ‘HA HA HA HA HA’.”
Someone familiar to both Layfield and Lesnar recently discussed JBL’s backstage antics, Kurt Angle. Angle spoke on his podcast about Layfield ribbing people backstage and said that despite his reputation, the Texan was harmless.
Layfield was certainly harmless on this occasion, as not even a Wrestling God was a match for the Mayor of Suplex City.