JBL aka John Bradshaw Layfield is a retired professional wrestler. Here is everything you need to know about JBL, including his net worth, salary, records, and personal life.

John is a former WWE Champion and WWE Hall of Famer as well, he is a successful businessman also. Let us look at his net worth, career, records, and much more. 

JBL Facts 

Birth PlaceSweetwater, texas, U.S
Father’s NameLavelle Layfield 
Mother’s NameMary Layfield 
Star SignAquarius 
Net Worth (2022)$ 9 million
Salary (2022)$ 1 million
Date of BirthNovember 29, 1966
High School

Abilene Christian University 
Wrestling Debut1992
FinisherClothesline from Hell
AchievementsWWE Hall of Fame (2021), WWE Champion, WWE Intercontinental Champion
SpouseMeredith Whitney 
NicknameHawk, Big 
Social MediaInstagram

JBL Worth and Salary

JBL has a net worth of approximately $9 million and now used gets a wage of $1 million from wrestling promotions and other public appearances. However, he is also a color commentator in WWE and is a businessman as well. So most of his income comes from the business side as well.

Bradshaw is also a stock exchange market investor and specialist, so he became a regular panelist on the Fox News TV Channel’s show named “The Cost of Freedom”,

JBL Career 

John Carles Layfield who is better known by the ring name of John Bradshaw Layfield (JBL) made his debut in September 1992 in the GWF in Texas. In January 1995, Layfield joined NWA Dallas. He won the NWA North American Heavyweight Championship on January 14, 1995, defeating Kevin Von Erich. He has also wrestled in several other overseas promotions such as NOW, CWA, CMLL, etc.

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JBL is a WWE Hall of Famer and also an on-air commentator for SmackDown (WWE)

Layfield made his WWF debut in December 1995 and his televised debut came on the January 27, 1996 episode of WWF Superstars as “Justin ‘Hawk’ Bradshaw”, defeating Bob Holly in his debut match.

Bradshaw made his name in the WWE during the Attitude Era. He and Ron Simmons (also known as Farooq) formed a faction known as the Acolytes Protection Agency (APA) and won the tag team titles three times. 

In 2004, the APA separated and Layfield was rebranded as JBL, a rough-mannered, brawling, blustering, bad-tempered and bigmouthed Texas elite businessman, driven into the arena by limousine. The gimmick was built off of Layfield’s real-life accomplishments as a stock market investor. 

Later that year, he captured the WWE Championship and held it for 280 days. A month before his in-ring retirement at 2009’s WrestleMania 25, he became Intercontinental Champion, which made him the 20th Triple Crown Champion and the 10th Grand Slam Champion in WWE history.

After his retirement, Layfield became an on-air commentator for WWE SmackDown and was inducted into the 2021 WWE Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2020. 

JBL Family and Personal Life

JBL was born on November 29, 1966, and was raised in Sweetwater, Texas U.S to parents. Lavelle Layfield, who is a minister and Mary Layfield. There is not much information regarding his siblings. 

Layfield was first married to Cindy Womack on June 6, 1994, but they got divorced in 2003. He married for the second time with Meredith Whitney on February 11, 2005, in Key West, Florida.

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Layfield with his wife Meredith Whitney (Sports Lumo)

FAQs about JBL

What was JBL’s net worth?
JBL has a net worth of approximately $9 million.
How old is JBL?
JBL is 55 years old
When did JBL make his Wrestling debut?
JBL made his wrestling debut in 1992
Who is JBL married to?
JBL is married to Meredith Whitney
Does JBL have any children?

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