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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-27-2010, 03:26 AM Thread Starter
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Now that I look back on it...

JBL was one of the greatest WWE champions and heels of all time. I hated JBL more along the lines because he replaced Brock Lesnar in my eyes and was just so controversial in retaining his title, he made me dislike him and that makes a great heel. After 6 years and watching some old clips with him and the cabinet I must say JBL was entertaining as fuck. Now I've always liked JBL on the announce table but never as the wrestler until now. JBL was fucking epic back in 04 and even more so in his final days. I respect what he did for the WWE when Brock Lesnar decided to ditch the company for the NFL. Hopefully JBL comes back in some form to the WWE, he would make a great commentator or World Champion.

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Re: Now that I look back on it...

I enjoyed JBL and absolutely loved his heel character.

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Re: Now that I look back on it...

I miss the personality and character of JBL. If he were to be the anonymous GM, it may disappoint some, but I'd be quite happy.
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Re: Now that I look back on it...

I miss JBL, too.
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Re: Now that I look back on it...

It took me a long time to actually appreciate JBL, it wasn't until around the Royal Rumble 2005 where I started liking him, he had a great match with Kurt Angle on the Smackdown before the Rumble in a Last Man Standing match. The way he stole the belt from Eddie, barley escaped the clutches of Taker, Booker, Angle, and Show made him such a hated character. The whole Cabinet stable was great and is one of the most underrated stables in wrestling history, and who could not love Amy Weber. JBL had one of the best heel reigns of the last decade.

Most people said Bradshaw never put people over and held young guys back, but after becoming JBL he helped establish a lot of young guys. He helped put Cena over in 2005, Lashley in 2006, and spent 2007 putting Mr. Kennedy and MVP over while sitting at the announce table.

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Re: Now that I look back on it...

I hated JBL's title reign in 2004-2005, and I still do. The guy genuinely did absolutely nothing to earn that championship. He went from being one half of a comedy tag team to being WWE champion in the space of a month which, to my mind, completley discredited the WWE championship. His character wasn't all bad, but his matches were painfully dull. His championship match against Cena at Wrestlemania XXI is one of the worst title matches in recent memory - completely one sided, lacking in drama, storytelling technique etc. Sticking the strap on an undeserving heel for a painfully long time isn't really anything new, though. They did the same to Yokozuna back in 1993 or 1994 and I hated that reign as well.

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Of course he was!!!

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Re: Now that I look back on it...

It's safe to say JBL did a very good job, but to say he was 'one of the greatest of all time' is being a little generous. If you're talking great champions, he doesn't make the list for me, very few people do and JBL in my opinion does not.

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Re: Now that I look back on it...

I'm glad Bradshaw changed into JBL, I'm glad JBL had one of the best WWE Title runs in Smackdown history, I'm glad Eddie Guerrero put JBL over.

JBL is epic, one of the best heel characters in the history of the WWE. Yes, I said it!
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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-27-2010, 09:36 AM
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He was the ultimate bad guy honestly. Like you look at Ziggler or Edge, they're like heels but they're not really evil like JBL was. It was just cocky attitude vs good guy whereas JBL was just pure evil and ultimate bad guy.
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