The Godfather has moved to defend John Bradshaw Layfield commenting that the veteran wasn’t a bully behind the scenes.
While ribs and practical jokes in wrestling locker rooms are as old as the business itself, sometimes these can go too far.
One person who it has been alleged was known to go overboard in this regard was John Bradshaw Layfield. JBL entered the then WWF in 1995 and has been with the company pretty much ever since in a variety of roles. For much of his in-ring career the star portrayed a rugged, no-nonsense Texan, which appeared to reflect the man behind the character.
However, It has been claimed by numerous former Superstars that this attitude manifested in Bradshaw being a little bit too uncompromising, to the point where he openly bullied colleagues.
Speaking on the Two Man Power Trip podcast, fellow WWE Hall of Famer The Godfather defended JBL against the claims. Godfather shared the locker room with the former World Champion for during the 1990’s and into the early 2000’s.
“What he is, is an old-school wrestler that was taught by old-school wrestlers and he had that mentality. The modern day kids and people growing up were changing and they didn’t understand that, but he, by no means, was no bully. He just lived by locker room rules that were old-school rules. Those rules are gone now.”
H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.