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JBL - John Bradshaw Layfield Timeline

Timeline of the WWE Career of JBL - John Bradshaw Layfield


JBL - John Bradshaw Layfield Timeline

JBL - John Bradshaw Layfield

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The following is a timeline for the WWE career of John Bradshaw Layfield. The real-life Wall Street tycoon and commentator has gone by a variety of names during his WWE tenure. He has been known as JBL, John Bradshaw Layfield, Justin "Hawk" Bradshaw, Bradshaw, and Blackjack Bradshaw. His tag team with Faarooq (Ron Simmons) has been known as the Acolytes, the Acolyte Protection Agency, and the APA. The Blackjacks were a tag team he was a part of with Barry Windham.

Listed is every PPV match (excluding battle royals in which he was not involved in the ending) and title change that he has been involved in. Bolded items represent title victories while italicized items represent title losses. Because of the ludicrous amount of one day title reigns he had as the Hardcore Champion, I have just lumped them together in one line.

7/21 In Your House: International Incident - beat Savio Vega
9/22 IYH: Mind Games - lost to Savio Vega in a Strap Match

3/23 WrestleMania 13 - Four Team Elimination Match: The Headbangers beat The Blackjacks, The Godwinns, & Doug Furnas & Phil Lafon
11/9 Survivor Series - The Godwinns, Billy Gunn & Jesse James beat The Headbangers & The Blackjacks

2/15 No Way Out of Texas - beat NWA North American Champion Jeff Jarrett by DQ
5/31 Over The Edge - Kaientai beat Bradshaw & Taka Michinoku
7/26 Fully Loaded - Faarooq & 2 Cold Scorpio beat Terry Funk & Bradshaw
9/27 Break Down - beat Vader

4/25 Backlash - Bradshaw, Faarooq & Midian beat The Brood
5/23 Over The Edge - Elimination Match: The Union beat Faarooq, Bradshaw, Big Bossman & Viscera
5/31 RAW - The Acolytes beat Kane & X-Pac to win the World Tag Team Championship
6/29 RAW - The Acolytes lost the tag team championship to the Hardy Boyz
7/25 Fully Loaded - The Acolytes beat The Hardys and Michael Hayes in a Handicap Match to regain the titles
8/9 RAW - The Acolytes lost the tag team titles to Kane & X-Pac
8/22 SummerSlam - Tag Team Turmoil Match: The Acolytes beat The Hardy Boyz, Edge & Christian, Mideon & Viscera, Droz & Albert, The Hollys
9/26 Unforgiven - The APA beat The Dudley Boyz
10/17 No Mercy - Four Corner Match: X-Pac beat Kane, Bradshaw & Faarooq
11/14 Survivor Series - The Headbangers, D-Lo Brown & The Godfather beat The Dudley Boys & The APA
12/12 Armageddon - The APA won an 8 team battle royal to get a title shot at The Royal Rumble

1/23 Royal Rumble - The APA lost to tag team champions the New Age Outlaws
4/30 Backlash - Big Boss Man & Bull Buchanan beat The APA
7/23 Fully Loaded - The APA beat tag team champions Edge & Christian by DQ
9/24 Unforgiven - Right To Censor beat The Dudley Boyz & The APA

4/1 WrestleMania X-7 - The APA & Tazz beat The Right to Censor
7/9 RAW - The APA beat the Dudleys to win the World Tag Team Championship
7/22 Invasion - Non title match: WWF Tag Team Champs The APA beat WCW Tag Team Champs Sean O'Haire & Chuck Palumbo
8/9 SmackDown - The APA lost the tag team titles to Dallas Page & Kanyon
8/19 SummerSlam - The Dudley Boyz & Test beat The APA & Spike Dudley
10/22 RAW - won the European Championship from Hurricane Helms
11/1 SmackDown - lost the European Championship to Christian

2/17 No Way Out - The APA won a 6 team turmoil match by last beating Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo
3/17 WrestleMania X8 - Tag Team Title Elimination Match: Champions Billy & Chuck beat The Hardy Boyz, Dudley Boyz, & APA
4/21 Backlash - lost to Scott Hall
6/3 - 8/26 JBL won and lost the Hardcore Championship 17 times

• 7/1 - JBL's book Have More Money Now: A Common Sense Approach to Financial Management is released
7/27 Vengeance - APA Invitational Bar Room Brawl: Bradshaw won by last eliminating Brother Love
10/19 No Mercy - The Bashams beat The APA

2/15 No Way Out - Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas beat The APA
3/14 WrestleMania XX - WWE Tag Team Championship: Champs Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty beat The APA, The Bashams, and The World's Greatest Tag Team
5/16 Judgment Day - beat WWE Champion Eddie Guerrero by DQ
6/27 Great American Bash - won the WWE Championship from Eddie Guerrero in a Bull Rope Match
8/15 SummerSlam - beat The Undertaker by DQ
10/3 No Mercy - beat the Undertaker in a Last Ride Match
11/14 Survivor Series - beat Booker T
12/12 Armageddon - beat The Undertaker, Booker T and Eddie Guerrero in a No DQ Match

1/30 Royal Rumble - beat Kurt Angle & The Big Show
2/20 No Way Out - beat the Big Show in a Barbed Wire Steel Cage Match
4/3 WrestleMania 21 - lost the WWE Championship to John Cena
5/22 Judgment Day - lost an I Quit Match to WWE Champion John Cena
7/24 Great American Bash - beat World Heavyweight Champion Batista by DQ
8/21 SummerSlam - lost a No Holds Barred Match to World Heavyweight Champion Batista
10/9 No Mercy - beat Rey Mysterio
11/27 Survivor Series - Team SmackDown (Batista, Randy Orton, JBL, Rey Mysterio Jr, & Lashley) beat Team RAW (Shawn Michaels, Kane, The Big Show, Carlito, & Chris Masters)
12/18 Armageddon - beat Matt Hardy

1/29 Royal Rumble - lost to the Boogey Man
2/19 No Way Out - beat Lashley
4/2 WrestleMania 22 - beat Chris Benoit to win the U.S. Championship
5/21 Judgment Day - lost to World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio
5/26 SmackDown - lost the U.S. Title to Lashley
5/26 SmackDown - forced to retire after losing to World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio

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