JBL Speaks About Blackjack Lanza

JBL Revaeals That Jack Lanza Was a Father Figure for Him

by Altamush Nayyer Khan
JBL Speaks About Blackjack Lanza

JBL is a famous former WWE professional wrestler. He is now known very well for being a WWE commentator and he spoke about Blackjack Lanza who recently passed away. Lanza had a huge role backstage in WWE and was a father figure for JBL.

JBL spoke about him on the Busted Open Radio.

JBL Reveals That Jack Lanza Was a Father Figure for Him

“Jack was an amazing guy, Bubba, as you know,” JBL said. “I’ve never seen anybody say anything bad about Jack.

You look at the people who are putting out Tweets, from every different ideology and everything. They all say Jack was a mentor and a friend. There was nobody that said anything about Jack. You know, Jack was a real tough guy, he was a man’s man.

“But he had a way of dealing with every single person on the roster where literally he was everybody’s friend and mentor. He was an incredible person, he was the right person for Vince McMahon to have in that position,” he stated.

“Probably the most important person in the company, other than Vince McMahon was Jack Lanza”. JBL then spoke about how Jack was a father figure to him. “Jack was, like a lot of people, like a father figure to me and I was once a Blackjack,” he recalled.

“Jack gave me his blessing and, in fact, I pulled him aside and I wouldn’t have done it if Jack hadn’t given me the blessing. He told me, he said, ‘I’m honored that you’re going to be the one carrying on the legacy,’ which meant the world to me.

I’ve been really tight with Jack over all the years”. JBL then revealed that he tried to get Lanza to manage him at one time. “He really helped me a lot. When I first came in, I was a bit lost, especially when I became a Blackjack.

Jack did our vignettes for us,” JBL said. “He did a bunch of them and kind of put them all together and made it into one vignette. Barry and I really tried to talk Jack, and Vince did too, to being our manager. But Jack just wanted no part of it.

When he left the ring, I think it was 85, he never went back. He said, ‘I’m not getting back in the ring, I’m just not doing it. Once you do that, you’re back.’ Jack never would. But he would always help us with so much stuff”.