JBL Makes History at WrestleMania 25 By Quitting

Jimmy MoloneyContributor IApril 5, 2009

NEW YORK - MARCH 6:  Singer Aaron Carter (C) poses with WWE wrestlers John Bradshaw Layfield (L) and Kurt Angle (R) at the 6th Annual T.J. Martell 'Family' Day' Indoor Carnival Benefit at Cipriani's Fifth Avenue March 6, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

Only moments ago at WrestleMania 25, the Intercontinental Championship match between Rey Mysterio and John Bradshaw Layfield was getting ready to take place. The opportunistic JBL took advantage of the situation before the match had even started by kicking Rey while he was being shown the Intercontinental Championship belt.

JBL laid a few punches to Rey while he was in the corner—that was until the referee stopped JBL.

The match began after Rey got to his feet, when Rey preformed a drop kick on JBL to put him on the second rope in which Rey preformed the 619. With JBL laying in the middle of the ring, Rey went to the top rope to perform a splash in which Rey then pinned JBL to win the title.

The match lasted 21 seconds and left JBL shell shocked. JBL then gets to his feet and appeared not to know what to do. It was at this point that JBL proclaimed the words, "I quit."

It will be interesting to see whether JBL will once again become a ring announcer after the release of Tazz last month.

It would be a shame to see John Bradshaw Layfield leave the WWE after a 21 second demolition to one if the smallest competitors in the WWE.

JBL is the longest reigning WWE champion in Smackdown! history and is the tenth Grand Slam champion which leads me to believe that his Intercontinental championship run was just to make him a Grand Slam champion. 

He has had a great career which makes his WrestleMania fight against Rey Mysterio mediocre and somewhat degrading to such a great career.