JBL was considered one of the locker room leaders back in the Ruthless Aggression era. The self-proclaimed Wrestling God was also known to be a bully behind the scenes, however, a former WWE superstar recently disclosed if JBL changed his ways following an altercation with Joey Styles.
JBL rose to fame as a member of the APA alongside WWE Hall of Famer Ron Simmons during the Attitude era, becoming a highly accomplished unit. He then ventured out to become a singles star, reigning as the longest-reigning WWE champion in the history of SmackDown.
The former WWE champion reportedly got into an altercation with former WWE commentator Joey Styles in 2008 during a tour in Iraq. JBL’s constant antagonizing led to a fight between the two, which saw Styles landing a punch and leaving JBL with a black eye and cut. Former WWE superstar René Duprée recently revealed on the latest episode of Café de René, if JBL did mend his ways after the incident and the locker room had a change of perception towards him.
“Okay, I wasn’t there but from what I heard he would just sit in a corner on his laptop, wouldn’t talk to nobody. Yeah, he got f*cking embarrassed like a motherf*cker. Jesus, when I heard that story I was like, I felt like, ‘Wow, you got put in your place,’ you know,”
JBL was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2020 for his successful career in the company. He was recently seen on WWE television programming, serving as the manager of Baron Corbin on RAW, a gig he enjoys to this day.
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