JBL Wanted To Include TNA Reference On WWE Raw
JBL wanted a brief Aces & Eights mention on WWE Raw
John Bradshaw Layfield wanted to reference an old TNA Wrestling faction on a recent episode of Monday Night Raw.
JBL hosted a poker invitational on the December 5 edition of Raw which ultimately ended in a shoving match between The OC and Baron Corbin after they noticed the former Mr Money in the Bank was cheating.
Speaking about the segment on Stories with Brisco and Bradshaw, JBL revealed he had other plans for Luke Gallows, noting he wanted Big LG's poker hand to just consist of aces and eights in a callback to the TNA faction.
"When we're dealing the cards and we're doing the last thing, it occurred to me. I wanted to have Luke Gallows have aces and eights for his hand and not say anything about it. Just throw it down. I didn't have a chance to clear [it with WWE]. I don't know if that would've been a problem or not, but I just thought about that as soon as we're doing the last scene. I thought, 'Damn it, I missed something there,'" JBL said.
Gallows was a member of the faction during their time at the top of TNA in 2012 and 2013. The group was led by Bully Ray, who became a two-time TNA World Heavyweight Champion while Aces & Eights was in existence.
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