Former WWE champion John Bradshaw Layfield appeared on the “Right After Wrestling” radio show last night. JBL spoke about Alberto Del Rio’s gimmick being similar to his, whether he’d ever return to WWE and more. You can listen to the interview at TheScore.com.
Among the more interesting topics discussed was JBL talking about hazing in wrestling and whether the rumors are true that he was a major bully in the locker room during his time in WWE. JBL said:
“Did I haze the Miz? Hell yes! A lot of people want to talk about me and my hazing. Yes I did. I make no apologies about it what so ever. When I started, guys were hazed, and for good reason. They wanted to know that in a riot, which we had a few back in the day, were you going to be on the side of the boys or the fans?”
“Nowadays there’s no room for it, the corporate, sterile world that is the WWE. When the Miz came in, most of the hazing was me working. Me on the mic, me talking to him. I gave him as much advice as I possibly could because I thought he had the ability to be a good heel. But I’m not going to apologize for hazing him.”