Wednesday, April 23, 2008

WWE wrestler JBL named Olbermann's 'Worst Person in the World'

I never intended this site to be reporting much Wrestling news. The site primarily focuses on the Charisma, Presentation and Psychology of modern politics. I use wrestling as an analogy as I see an overlap in the theatrics and archetypes found in wrestling and politics.

But sometimes Wrestling and Politics intersect directly and purely. This time it happened again when Keith Olbermann named WWE wrestler John Bradshaw Layfield the 'Worst Person in the World' in his signature segment.

JBL started out in WWE as a middling character named Bradshaw. Fans didn't take to him as he didn't have an exciting or memorable gimmick. He grew in prominence once the WWE changed his persona into a villainous "Republican stereotype".

From Wikipedia
He is the longest reigning World Champion in SmackDown history, the brand which he recently left his position as a color commentator to restart his career as an in-ring competitor.

His gimmick—a wealthy, gladhanding businessman—is based on Layfield's real-life accomplishments as a stock market investor. Layfield is a regular panelist on Fox News Channel's The Cost of Freedom and previously appeared on CNBC. He has also written a best-selling book on financial planning called 'Have More Money Now'. While Layfield continues to perform for WWE, he also hosts a weekend talk radio program, syndicated nationally by Talk Radio Network, in which he discusses his conservative political views. Layfield is also employed by Northeast Securities as Senior Vice President.
Read JBL's bio from Wikipedia

VIDEO: Watch KO name JBL the 'Worst Person in the World'

Read JBl's rebuttal from
So, now I, John "Bradshaw" Layfield, am Keith Olbermann's "Worst Person of the Week."

What I first have to put in perspective is that more people will read this article than watch him on MSNBC. So, Keith, you are welcome, I am actually doing you a favor by writing about you.
Read JBL's official bio on
Read JBL's blog on
Read Keith Olbermann's bio from MSNBC

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