Word on the street is going around, stating that former WWE Champion, John Bradshaw Layfield will be live, in attendance at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts to do color commentary along side with Michael Cole to call the Night of Champions pay per view.
In lieu of last week’s immediate scare, Bradshaw will be taking the place of Jerry “The King” Lawler” at the commentary booth after recovering from his heart attack that he had while on the air of Monday Night Raw last week.
The last time we have seen John Bradshaw Layfield on WWE TV was on the night of the Raw 1000th episode back in July, as him and long time partner Ron Simmons (otherwise known as Farroq) reprised their role for one night only as the APA (Acolytes Protection Agency) to make short work of young WWE talent, Heath Slater. Before that, the last time we saw JBL on television was at the 25th Anniversary of Wrestlemania, live from Houston, Texas. JBL had a match with Rey Mysterio Jr., defending his WWE Intercontinental Championship and was slated to make “history” at the event. History was made indeed as Mysterio defeated JBL in record time resulting in JBL making a “Wrestlemania Moment” as he announced him “quitting” from World Wrestling Entertainment.
For those of you who remember, JBL was a regular on the Smackdown broadcast team as him and Michael Cole would call the action every Friday night for the viewing audience. If tonight’s rumor is true, see it as a bit of a reunion. However, Lawler’s absence could definitely be felt tonight.
Maurice D. Proffit is a writer for Rant Sports.