JBL: Why I'm Not Commentating For WWE

The Hall of Famer’s last full-time commentary role ended in 2017

WWE Hall of Famer John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield is one of WWE’s most loyal troops. A former WWE Champion, Intercontinental Champion, and tag Champion, JBL made the full-time transition to the commentary table after retiring in 2009, working across SmackDown and Raw from 2012.

Now, during a Q&A session on his YouTube page, JBL has addressed his future with WWE’s broadcast team, saying:

"There’s not a spot for me. I mean, Corey Graves and Pat McAfee are the only two spots that there’s a heel commentator for, you know? There’s SmackDown and Raw. I really don’t fit into the NXT mould because I didn’t come through NXT. I think Wade Barrett is much better in that role. 

"Wade Barrett’s fantastic by the way and when I first heard he was going to potentially be a commentator for them, I sent a note in really recommending him because I thought he’d be awesome and he is. He’s a smart guy, great voice. 

"But all these guys are smart guys with great voices and terrific insight. I think Corey and Pat and Wade do an outstanding job.”

H/T: POST Wrestling

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