John "Bradshaw" Layfield is postponing his next mountain climb in South America due to a pulled muscle in his shin. Originally scheduled to climb a mountain nicknamed Mt. Death on January 11, 2013, he'll now attempt it on February 24, 2013. This means he won't miss Royal Rumble and is scheduled to join Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler on announce.
Below is from Layfield's Facebook page:
Good news for WWE (at least I hope so), was scheduled to go to South America January 11th to attempt to climb the highest mountain outside of Asia, Aconcagua, located in Argentina. I would have missed Royal Rumble.
However, been training like crazy to get ready to climb a mountain nicknamed Mt Death. Unfortunately, I have pulled a muscle in my shin due to overtraining and no possible way I could climb to almost 23,000 feet in less than a month. So, I am postponing till February 24th-thanks in a HUGE way to Mountain Madness, best mountaineering group in the world, that helped me get on a different climb.
So, I will not miss any PPVs and will be back in time for Mania-unless of course I die up there:)
I can walk fine, with pain, but can't push off with my right foot. So I now have 10 1/2 weeks till I climb. Excited my locker mate in college (I was number 71 and he number 72, so we were beside each other in locker room for 4 years) is going with me-really cool.
I'm looking forward to climbing again as I keep preparing for Mt Everest and raising money for great kids I get the opportunity to work with in Bermuda.