JBL On Charlie Haas Asking Him To Lose One More Match After Retirement

JBL, otherwise known as John Bradshaw Layfield, holds a WWE microphone

WWE Hall Of Famer JBL has recalled a recent conversation where former WWE Tag Team Champion Charlie Haas asked him to come out of retirement to take a loss to him.

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield’s early days in the WWE came in 1996, when he went under the name Justin ‘Hawk’ Bradshaw. There were plenty of reincarnations during his time with the company, including becoming a member of The Acolytes, which led to the formation of the APA, and then eventually in to the wall street mogul where he perhaps gained the most notoriety.

JBL became WWE Champion in 2004 during his limousine riding stage where he was hated by the crowd. He would go on to hold this top-tier status for a substantial period of time which would see him get involved in feuds with the likes of The Undertaker, Rey Mysterio and Shawn Michaels.

The full-time wrestling career of JBL ended at WrestleMania 25, when he lost the Intercontinental Championship to Rey Mysterio in a match which lasted under half a minute. From this point, Layfield focused on his position as a broadcaster and has regularly shared the desk with Michael Cole.

Speaking on his Stories with Bradshaw and Brisco podcast alongside Gerald Brisco, JBL brought up a recent conversation where Charlie Haas asked if he’d be willing to come out of retirement for one more match – to take a loss to the former Tag Team Champion.

Charlie says, ‘hey, you ever thought about coming out of retirement or anything You know having a match or something?’ He wanted me to come out of retirement to put him over.

Charlie Haas recently made his debut for IMPACT Wrestling, taking on former World Champion with the company Josh Alexander. After the contest Haas was wheeled backstage on a stretcher, although it has since been reported that he was walking around backstage later in the evening.