JBL Talks About His WWE Legacy & Turning Down Recent WWE Appearances

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Former WWE Champion John “Bradshaw” Layfield was recently interviewed by Slam! Sports where he talks about his WWE legacy and turning down recent requests for WWE appearances. Below are a few highlights:

JBL on turning down recent requests for WWE appearances: “I still talk to the guys at WWE regularly. I’ve got a great relationship. I did the one thing with “Stone Cold” [Steve Austin] several months ago to promote WrestleMania. It’s not that I don’t want to do anything, it’s just I don’t want to travel. I’m tired of getting on a plane. Plus, living in Bermuda, it’s a long trek to get anywhere to do something for them.”

JBL on his WWE legacy: “My dad said, ‘Get your hat, shake everybody’s hand, and leave with your head held high.’ A lot of guys come back and water down their legacy. I don’t want to be one of those guys that comes back all the time, and people look and say, ‘Look, there goes JBL again.’ I think it’s a matter of respect for the business is one of the reasons that I don’t come back.”