John Layfield paid homage to his late buddy Eddie Guerrero throughout his touching WWE Corridor Of Fame induction speech.
“JBL would have by no means existed if it hadn’t been for Eddie Guerrero,” Layfield mentioned.
The previous WWE champ doubled down on his Eddie reward in a backstage interview later within the night time. “Every thing that JBL turned was due to Eddie Guerrero,” he mentioned.
Layfield and Guerrero have been shut mates in actual life however fierce rivals within the ring.
In 2004 the pair went one-on-one for the WWE Championship at two consecutive SmackDown PPVs. Their match at Judgement Day that 12 months is taken into account some of the intense, bloody encounters in WWE historical past.
JBL would defeat Eddie for the WWE Championship at The Nice American Bash and cement his standing as the highest heel within the enterprise.
Layfield’s Corridor Of Fame induction was introduced on WWE Backstage in March of final 12 months with host Renee Younger tossing to a video bundle on the wrestler/announcer’s legendary profession.
JBL was additionally in attendance for the announcement and talked about he was honored by the choice.
Layfield, who held the WWE Championship for 280 days, acquired a video message through the look from John Cena who talked about how the induction was very a lot earned.
As a result of Covid-19 pandemic, the 2021 Corridor Of Fame induction ceremonies mixed the courses of 2020 and 2021.