JBL Returning To Pro Wrestling Next Summer; Discusses Relationship With WWE

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JBL is returning to pro wrestling for the first time since his retirement at Wrestlemania XXV. The longest-reigning WWE Champion has confirmed he will be in Waterloo, Iowa next summer to accept the Lou Thesz Award at the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame induction weekend.

SLAM! Wrestling has a new article online to promote the appearance featuring quotes from JBL. In it, he discusses his relationship with WWE. Below is an excerpt:

"I still talk to the guys at WWE regularly. I've got a great relationship. I did the one thing with "Stone Cold" [Steve Austin] several months ago to promote WrestleMania. It's not that I don't want to do anything, it's just I don't want to travel. I'm tired of getting on a plane. Plus, living in Bermuda, it's a long trek to get anywhere to do something for them," he said.

Click here to read the full article.


    Didn’t he have an appearance earlier this year in the builds for WM?

    • Wayne

      Read the article again

  • Kevin

    Waaaaaaaaa! I live in Bermuda and it's just to much of a trek to travel for wrestling! Waaaaaa! Please, JBL, do us all a favor and SHUT THE HELL UP!

  • tyrdea

    Wait, you want to wrestle for the WORLD Wrestling Entertainment Company, but you don't want to travel?
    TNA, Stage Left..