After standing out in the division by pairs and in the midcard of WWE, Bradshaw changed his character in 2004 and became JBL, the most iconic and remembered version of the fighter. From there, the Hall of Fame member quickly rose through the ranks, eventually rising to the top for get the WWE Championship for the first time in his career.
In a interview With Alistair McGeorge from Metro UK recently, JBL has spoken about that stage of his life, revealing that Eddie Guerrero was a Key person for him both on a personal level and for his character in fiction.
her friendship with him
“A lot of times we’d go out to dinner together. I was going through some personal stuff at the time, but no one knew about it. I’m not one to talk about it with people. Then Eddie came up to me and said, ‘Hey, something happens to you. I want to talk to you’. I thought that was a really cool thing. Very observant on Eddie’s part. And he did that with everyone. He was a really unique person.
It’s a rare thing in life. There aren’t many people who care enough about others to look to people and their behaviors. You are immersed in your own things, in your travels, in your own world.”
“Eddie took me out to dinner that night. He said, ‘I want to take you to dinner tonight’. I didn’t want to share my problems or worries with anyone… It was really cool. I think it’s extremely rare, but not just in business, but in life.”
Their rivalry and rise to the main event starting at Judgment Day 2004.
“There were a lot of nerves, but I remember I was older then. I had been active for a long time. So, the nerves weren’t as bad as the fact that I had doubts about whether it would work or not. I think Big Show got injured. , Kurt Angle too, Brock was gone. It was a matter of needing to fill in gaps. I knew it was a unique occasionand if it didn’t go well… And that was what worried me the most.”
“He really wanted to see me succeed, and I really appreciate that. Without Eddie, there would have been no JBL after that fight.”
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JBL ensures that Eddie Guerrero was key to the success of his character in WWE