John Layfield Reveals His First WWE Push Was Killed Due To Referee Error

John “Bradshaw” Layfield told an interesting story on his Facebook page about having his first big push derailed due to an error made by referee Tim White. You can read JBL’s latest below:

My first Survivor Series my team was to go over and it was to be my first big push. It was one of first times refs used ear pieces, or at least, different ear pieces. So, I do a ‘false finish’ and Tim White counts me out! I had kicked out on ’2′ but Tim was listening to someone in his ear and wasn’t paying attention. He looked up and said, ‘Oh my God, kid, I am so sorry’ but then had to pantomine he was sending me out of ring. I got to the back and was chewed out, I couldn’t stooge Tim so I just took it-later they realized Tim made a mistake and told me they were sorry. It was my pal Gerald Brisco that had chewed me out as he ran ‘Gorilla’ back then. My push was killed and pretty much so was ‘Justin Hawk Bradshaw’, but that is a different story-which I’ll tell later. I thought about this today as I was reading some tweets from folks about Survivor Series.

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  • Patrick Peralta

    interesting story

  • fan

    I have that SS match on a Coliseum Home Video VHS or something. I remember clearly thinking he kicked out, so did the announcers. Ref still kicked him out of the ring and he had to oblige. At least he got another shot.

  • Kevin

    Whatever happened to Tim White? I hadn't realized he was missing until JBL mentioned him.

  • The GameBreaker

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detai

    Here's the video. Incident happens around 10 min. mark. Bradshow is in red tights.