Gerald Brisco has been involved in the pro wrestling world since the late 1960’s. Coming up through the territory era, he eventually found himself as trusted advisor to Vince McMahon in WWE. He was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2008.
Brisco has been through everything. He’s seen wrestling change a lot over the years. He recently talked to Busted Open Radio and shared his thoughts on podcast co-host JBL. He said while Bradshaw is characterized as bully, he’s a great person.
“JBL is one of those entertaining guys. John kind of gets categorized into this category of being a bit of a bully and all that. But he’s one of the most kind-hearted guys that you can ever come across. The stuff that he did for rugby, he moved over to the island of Bermuda. He started a rugby league there and he actually had guys who started from when they were kids and now these guys are playing division one college rugby.
Now he’s gone into Memphis with the inner-city kids there and he does fundraising. He bought over 500 computers last year for these inner-city kids when everybody had to do this virtual learning. Not all these kids had access to computers and everything.
This club that he formed, he made sure through his fundraising ability that everybody had a computer. Everybody was on an equal basis. Not only did they have a computer, but they had people there that could instruct them on how to use it. John is just a wonderful person. We are both positive people, once you get to know John and know his kind heart.”
John Bradshaw Layfield is well known in wrestling circles to have been bully. He drove Mauro Renallo out of the company in the opinion of many. While he does a lot of great charitable works, it doesn’t undo the dark side of his history. Those well-known stories will always follow JBL.
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Thanks to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription!