Wrestling fans can’t stop talking about JBL as of late, but unfortunately for JBL, they’re talking about him for all the wrong reasons. Bradshaw’s name has long been synonymous with bullying in WWE, and bullying has been a hot topic due to the recent situation with Mauro Ranallo.
Former WWE stars Ken Anderson and Shawn Daivari recently spoke with the Pancakes and Powerslams show, and they shared a few stories about stars who stood up to JBL. Anderson named Edge and John Morrison as two wrestlers who eventually decided to stand up to Bradshaw.
“Paul Heyman told me this story about how JBL was needling Edge on a bus, overseas. Edge was pretty new to the company, and [JBL kept needling him]. JBL had a beer in his hand, Edge just stood up, and swatted the beer out of his hand, and said ‘Let’s go right now. I’m sick of it.’ From that point on, JBL said ‘Oh calm down, sweetheart.’ Everything was smoothed over, and he didn’t mess with him again.
“[John Morrison] stood up to him one night. JBL didn’t like the way him and Miz had sold at the end of their match. They hadn’t celebrated enough. [JBL was getting on him], and Johnny basically just snapped on him, and told him to mind his own business. They almost went at it.”
Shawn Daivari also noted that he became a target of Bradshaw’s at one point, but he decided he wouldn’t be pushed around.
“John came [backstage] and just picked me as his target. A bunch of people weren’t watching [his main event match from backstage], and he goes, ‘Shawn Daivari doesn’t need to watch the main event! Shawn Daivari knows everything about everything in wrestling! Shawn doesn’t have to watch the main event! He’s good, he’s got it!’ And I said, ‘No. You’ve been doing the same match 17 nights in a row. I can call every single move you did, I can tell you exactly what happened, I can tell you what heat you did to the crowd to get them involved, I’ve seen it! No, I don’t need to watch it tonight!'”
As of right now WWE hasn’t addressed the JBL situation, and it looks unlikely that the company will do anything about it anytime soon.