JBL Joins WWE Hall Of Fame 2020

It's official: Bradshaw is going in the WWE Hall of Fame.

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John Bradshaw Layfield last night became the latest name to be locked in for the WWE Hall of Fame's class of 2020.

The promotion announced this in a dot com update, confirming that JBL would join Batista, The New World Order, and the Bella Twins as an inductee in Tampa, Florida this April, with The British Bulldog expected to follow.

Wrestling Inc. and PWInsider broke the news of JBL's imminent induction in mid-February, noting that the self-proclaimed 'Wrestling God' had been booked for WWE-related activities over WrestleMania 36 weekend. Now, it's official.

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Though JBL's legacy is complicated by several controversies, most notably multiple allegations of backstage bullying, it's easy to see why WWE is inducting him into the Hall of Fame. He was a dominant WWE Champion after ditching the APA for his JBL gimmick, holding the strap for the best part of a year. A decorated tag team wrestler prior to that, JBL would continue with WWE after retiring in 2009, finding a new role as a colour commentator on Raw and SmackDown, before eventually departing to focus on his charity work.

He fits WWE's Hall of Fame remit to a tee, so in he goes.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.