One of the greatest heels in the recent history of WWE is certainly JBL, pseudonym of John "Bradshaw" Layfield, former WWE world champion, who became universally famous for having carried on a feud against the late Eddie Guerrero very long and very beautiful, with WWE Universe fans who both loved and hated this rivalry for the brutality that JBL managed to bring to the ring with his character.
After finishing his commitments as a fighter, JBL has also become a much-appreciated reporter by the fans of the company, with his contribution to the commentary table which did not last long, given some problems that have arisen with other colleagues, which eventually led to his estrangement from the company.
Despite everything, JBL is recognized globally as one of the most capable performers in the last two decades of WWE, with his name also ending up in the Hall of Fame of the Stamford-based company, in the 2020 class of the federation.
In his latest interview, one of the greatest heels ever wanted to lash out at today's heels, going against their work on social networks, which apparently would completely distort their characters on TV.
JBL lashes out against social media
Interviewed in the last hours by the microphones of After The Bell, with Corey Graves of WWE, JBL wanted to say: "I've seen some guys do heel tactics or whatever was really hateful.
And then they go to social media and put their kids with bible passages. I mean, dude, there's nothing wrong with putting your kids with bible passages, it's wonderful. But not if you are a heel and you want to be, you have to keep your character.
These social media kill a lot of kids. Because they expose their way of doing it, making it clear that what they do is just a job." According to JBL, who is part of the old guard of the pro-wrestling world, a heel should therefore also stage a character on their social networks as for example done for years by The Undertaker, who also went around with a hearse as a vehicle and for years did not speak in public, except with the help of Paul Bearer, at the beginning of the WWF.
Vader, who passed away in 2018, was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame last week. His final WWE pay-per-view match came at Breakdown: In Your House when he lost a Falls Count Anywhere encounter against Layfield, then known as Bradshaw.