How prolonged can WWE omit bullying story?
April 13, 2017 - WWE
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John Bradshaw Layfield, also famous as “JBL,” is an researcher on WWE broadcasts, where he can be listened tooting his possess horn as a longest-reigning champion in SmackDown history. He’s a mouthy articulate conduct whose book portrays him as a brag — both when he jostles with associate commentators and when he gets concerned with wrestlers in a ring.
It comes off as entertainment, a performer personification a role like any other on the show. But a former worker has indicted Layfield of being a sequence real-life workplace brag who harasses associate announcers and wrestlers.
Layfield’s alleged behind-the-scenes nuisance leaked into a open recently when Layfield pounded a associate broadcaster for blank a “SmackDown” broadcast.
Mauro Ranallo, who sealed with a association in Dec 2015, unsuccessful to seem during WrestleMania 33 on Apr 2 and also missed a following week’s SmackDown broadcast. WWE claimed he missed SmackDown since of bad weather. That incited out to be false.
WWE backtracked and pronounced Ranallo was pang from bipolar disorder, allegedly triggered by Layfield’s harassment. Layfield tweeted during Ranallo, job him out for blank a event.
“I done a show, everybody done a show, everyone,” Layfield tweeted during Ranallo in messages that have been deleted. “Maybe he shouldn’t have bashed me if he wasn’t going to uncover up.”
The purported open bullying initial started in March, when Layfield was dissapoint with Ranallo tweeting about a check fixing Ranallo the best announcer in wrestling by a Wrestling Observer. Layfield blocked Ranallo on Twitter and went on a WWE Network uncover “Bring It to a Table” in Mar and teased Ranallo about being named a winner.
Layfield backpedaled on Twitter recently and pronounced he wishes Ranallo zero though a best.
Ranallo’s agreement ends in August. He has left from a atmosphere and he’s rumored to not be returning to his post, CBS Sports reported.
Another announcer, Justin Roberts, who worked for WWE from 2002 to 2015, pronounced in a new QA that Layfield done “life hell” for wrestlers and WWE organisation by bullying them behind a scenes.
Roberts pronounced Layfield and his organisation would disaster with him, and offering an version about how Layfield once took Roberts’ pass from his bag. When the pass went missing, Roberts was stranded during an airfield in Manchester, England, and had to fly to London to get a new pass from a US Embassy. Roberts indicted other members of Layfield’s organisation of perplexing to lift identical airfield pranks.
Layfield denied Roberts’ claims on Twitter.
I won’t answer Net rumors-but we didn’t take Justin Roberts passport. Could have been anyone/he was hated by a whole crew. He’s an idiot.
— John Layfield (@JCLayfield) April 7, 2017
Although Layfield denied taking Roberts’ passport, he didn’t accurately order out being concerned in a incident. Layfield asked John Hennigan, who during a time went by “Johnny Nitro” in WWF, to take Roberts’ passport, though Hennigan didn’t, Deadspin reported.
Roberts pronounced he is not alone and there is a story of Layfield — some of that he happily admits — aggressive his colleagues and WWE talent.
“It’s a genius there,” Roberts said in a Reddit AMA. “The higher-ups don’t see it as bullying, they giggle it off and inspire it since they only find it funny. Obviously a locker room has changed, though Vince [McMahon], Kevin [Dunn, WWE VP] and Hunter [Hearst Helmsley, aka Triple H] like to perform themselves, and it still happens.”
There are large other stories about Layfield badgering WWE employees. Here are some of a events that concerned bigger personalities:
- In 2013, Mark Henry pronounced Layfield bullied him when he was younger. Henry pronounced Layfield would fiddle with his luggage and chuck his wrestling rigging into a showers with a H2O on.
- Matt Hardy, partial of a renouned “Hardy Boyz” tab group with his hermit Jeff, said Layfield told a brothers to expostulate dipsomaniac and chuck their beers during travel signs. When they didn’t, Layfield allegedly told them to go to ruin and they found their bags blank from a locker room.
- More recently, The Miz — one of WWE’s many renouned stars — was angry and hazed in front of wrestlers in a locker room. Layfield proudly certified it. “Did we mist a Miz? Hell yes!” Layfield said, according to WrestleZone. “A lot of people wish to speak about me and my hazing. Yes, we did. we make no apologies about it whatsoever.”
It certain looks as if WWE has a problem on a hands — a problem that’s been around for utterly some time. Fans have grown sleepy of Layfield’s behavior, too, and a hashtag #FireJBL had done a rounds on Twitter after a purported badgering of Ranallo as fans bluster to cancel their WWE Network subscriptions unless Layfield is let go. On this week’s part of SmackDown, fans chanted, “We wish Mauro” and “Fire Bradshaw” as a source of their madness sat ringside job matches.
WWE has nonetheless to criticism on a purported bullying by Layfield.