History in JBL's making
With a quick counter and a Clothesline from Hell, John "Bradshaw" Layfield made WWE history on Raw last Monday, pinning CM Punk to become the new Intercontinental Champion.
"I am proud to be not only the latest, but the greatest champion of all," the new title-holder told WWE.com's Joey Styles. "This would be humbling, but I knew I was destined for this."
Beyond his newfound Intercontinental status, Layfield boasts reigns as WWE Champion, WWE Tag Team Champion, European Champion, Hardcore Champion and United States Champion. It all adds up to an unparalleled résumé of accomplishments.
"As usual, I, JBL, have done something no one else has done," he announced.
The Longhorn Loudmouth's achievment comes just weeks after the release of his former employee, Shawn Michaels. HBK had been hired to help the self-proclaimed "wrestling god" obtain a title; ironically, it was only after Michaels secured his release from said employment that JBL was able to accomplish the feat on his own.
"I have just gotten into my prime," he explained to Styles. "I have never been better, richer or better looking. I know these are audacious statements, but I have learned over the years to be truthful. And I am really that much better than everyone else, still."
Despite the astounding piece of history he has made, which nobody else has accomplished, JBL maintains there will be more to come at the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania, even though there has yet to be any word whether or not he'll even be stepping into the ring in Houston three weeks from Sunday.
"This is not the historic thing I have been hinting at," he revealed. "At WrestleMania, I plan to make history as only JBL can. I continue my pledge that I will shock the wrestling world."