JBL’s Cabinet


Title History

  • WWE Heavyweight title (John Bradshaw Layfield);
  • WWE Tag Team titles (The Basham Brothers);
  • WWE United States title (Orlando Jordan);

Career Highlights

The Road To Summerslam:

  • August 5, 2004 – Smackdown!: The Undertaker attacked JBL! leading to Orlando Jordan hitting the ring and pulling JBL to safety..
  • August 12, 2004 – Smackdown!: JBL announces Orlando Jordan as his new Chief of Staff and gets him a match with Undertaker!
  • ~~~In the main event, The Undertaker beat Orlando Jordan by Disqualification when JBL interfered..
  • August 15, 2004 – Summerslam: John Bradshaw Layfield beat The Undertaker by DQ when Taker used the belt to knock out JBL..
  • ~~~After the match, The Undertaker went berzerk and chokeslammed John Layfield through the roof of his white stretch limousine!

The Road To No Mercy:

The Road To Survivor Series:

The Road To Armageddon:

  • November 18, 2004 – Smackdown!: JBL gives his victory speech, but is interrupted by Booker T, Eddie Guerrero & The Undertaker..
  • ~~~JBL introduced the newest member of his Cabinit, Amy Webber, who debuted on Smackdown! as JBL’s “Image Consultant”..
  • November 25, 2004 – Smackdown!: JBL & Orlando Jordan defeated Eddie Guerrero & Booker T when The Basham Brothers interfered!
  • ~~~John Bradshaw Layfield announced The Basham Brothers as his new “Secretaries of Defense”..
  • December 2, 2004 – Smackdown!: The Secretarys of Defense (The Bashams) defeated Eddie Guerrero & Booker T..
  • ~~~The Undertaker beat JBL & Orlando Jordan w/Amy Webber by DQ in a Handicap Match..
  • December 9, 2004 – Smackdown!: Undertaker & Eddie Guerrero & Booker T beat JBL & Orlando Jordan & The Bashams..
  • December 12, 2004 – Armageddon: The Basham Brothers defeated Hardcore Holly & Charlie Haas..
  • ~~~In the Main Event: John Bradshaw Lafield beat Eddie Guerrero and Booker T and Undertaker to retain the WWE title!

The Road To Royal Rumble:

The Road To No Way Out:

  • February 3, 2005 – Smackdown!: John Cena got into an intense confrontation with John Layfield over a shot at the WWE title..
  • ~~~Also on the Show: The Big Show defeated The Basham Brothers in a Handicap match..
  • February 10, 2005 – SD! in Japan: Amy Webber accidentally shot JBL in the face with a tranquilizer gun! (Meant for The Big Show)
  • ~~~~~~The Basham Brothers vs Mark Jindrak & Luther Reigns (No Contest after Undertaker appeared)..
  • ~~~~~~John Cena defeated Orlando Jordan in a #1 Contenders Tournament Match..
  • ~~~JBL spent the night in a drunken stuper, hanging out with an inflatable Godzilla, then being confronted by The Big Show..
  • ~~~Suddenly, JBL snapped out of it and was joined by Orlando Jordan and The Bashams in beating Big Show down..
  • February 17, 2005 – Smackdown!: RAW’s Batista shows up and smashed JBL’s limousine to bits with a baseball bat and then drives off..
  • ~~~JBL’s Cabinit (Bashams & Jordan) ran backstage to get Batista, leaving JBL in the ring to get attacked by The Big Show!!
  • ~~~JBL’s Cabinit came running back to beat down The Big Show until Batista ran to the ring and cleaned house on JBL’s Cabinit!
  • ~~~~~Also, JBL officially fired Amy Webber (who had quit the company a week before after claiming she was harassed..
  • February 20, 2005 – No Way Out: Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio defeated The Basham Brothers to win the Tag Team titles!
  • ~~~Main Event: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated The Big Show in a Barbed Wire Cage to retain the WWE title!
  • ~~~The Big Show chokeslammed JBL off the top rope THROUGH the ring and then broke open the door to exit the Cage..
  • ~~~However, John Layfield had crawled under the ring and to the floor and was declared “still WWE Champion…. JBL!!”

The Road To Wrestlemania 21:

  • February 24, 2005 – Smackdown!: Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio defeated The Basham Brothers to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • ~~~JBL has a “Celebration of Excellance” party which was interrupted/destroyed by The Big Show!
  • ~~~By Theodore Long’s order —- John Cena & The Big Show defeated John Bradshaw Layfield & Orlando Jordan in the main event!
  • March 3, 2005 – Smackdown!: JBL cut an extra long heel promo talking about Wrestlemania, John Cena, and insulting the fans..
  • ~~~In the main event: Orlando Jordan defeated John Cena to win the United States title with help from the Cabinit!
  • March 10, 2005 – Smackdown!: JBL & Orlando Jordan “blow up” the Spinning United States title belt and bring back the old belt..
  • ~~~Main event: Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio beat John Layfield & Orlando Jordan w/The Bashams to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • March 17, 2005 – Smackdown!: John Cena & Rey Mysterio & Eddie Guerrero defeated John Layfield & The Basham Brothers..
  • ~~~After the bell rang, John Cena stalked JBL with a steel chair and wanted SO BADLY to smash it over JBL’s head!
  • ~~~John Cena managed to control his temper and walk away with his title shot in tact..
  • March 24, 2005 – Smackdown!: John Layfield replaced Orlando Jordan in a match and demolished Scotty Too Hotty..
  • ~~~John Cena later humiliated JBL during a Face-to-face debate, creating a series of pranks to provoke JBL!
  • ~~~John Cena slashed JBL’s tires, spray-painted his limo, ruined his cowboy hat, and painted “FU” on the front of his shirt..
  • April 3, 2005 – Wrestlemania 21: John Cena defeated John Bradshaw Layfield to capture the WWE Championship…
  • April 7, 2005 – Smackdown!: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated Rey Mysterio in a #1 Contenders Series Matchup..
  • ~~~Eddie Guerrero came down to fend off interference from The Basham Brothers, but he ended up costing Rey the match!
  • April 14, 2005 – Smackdown!: The Big Show & Booker T defeated Orlando Jordan & The Bashams Brothers..
  • ~~~After the match, John Bradshaw Layfield yelled at all three members of his Cabinit and warned that their jobs were at stake!
  • April 21, 2005 – SD!: The Big Show vs Booker T in a #1 Contenders Series was a No Contest after Kurt Angle and JBL interfered..
  • ~~~Theodore Long showed up and ruled that all four men would wrestle in a 4-WAY #1 Contenders Match next week..
  • ~~~Orlando Jordan aggresively yelled at The Bashams backstage, resulting in Danny Basham remarking “I’m getting sick of this…”
  • April 28, 2005 – Smackdown!: John Layfield defeated Kurt Angle and The Big Show and Booker T in a #1 Contenders 4-WAY..
  • May 22, 2005 – Judgment Day: John Cena defeated John Layfield in a vicious, brutal, bloody “I Quit” match to retain the WWE title..
  • June 2, 2005 – Smackdown!: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated Nunzio in an ECW-rules match with help from the Cabinit..
  • ~~~JBL joined Kurt Angle & Eric Bischoff in their crusade to destroy ECW and prevent the ECW Pay Per View from happening..
  • June 9, 2005 – Smackdown!: Chris Benoit is drafted to SD! and wrestled to a no contest with John Bradshaw Layfield..
  • ~~~At the end of the match, Kurt Angle interfered and a huge anti-ECW Crusaders vs ECW brawl broke out with ECW on top!
  • June 12, 2005 – ECW One Night Stand: The Cabinit sat in the balcony as part of an anti-ECW crusade led by Eric Bischoff..
  • ~~~Bischoff’s boys were shocked when Steve Austin showed up after the main event to throw a beer bash in honor of ECW..
  • ~~~Steve Austin, surrounded by ECW, challenegd the anti-ECW crusaders sitting in the balcony to come to the right for a fight!
  • ~~~The anti-ECW crusaders came down and squared off with ECW in a huge brawl which ended with ECW standing TALL!!
  • June 16, 2005 – Smackdown!: Chris Benoit defeated Doug Basham (JBL attacked Benoit after until Undertaker made the save)..
  • ~~~Later on, The Bashams got tired of JBL calling them by the wrong names and QUIT the Cabinit for good!
  • ~~~In the main event: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated The Undertaker with help from newly drafted Randy Orton..
  • June 30, 2005 – Smackdown!: JBL beat Christian and Undertaker and Booker T and Chris Benoit and Muhammad Hassan in a 6-WAY..
  • ~~~John Layfield was under the impression that he won the new Smackdown! title (since the WWE had been drafted to RAW)..
  • ~~~General Manager Theodore Long showed up and revealed that JBL had actually won #1 Contendership to Batista’s World title!
  • July 7, 2005 – Smackdown!: The blue World order (Big Stevie Cool/Blue Meanie/Hollywood Nova) debuted on SD! to confront JBL..
  • ~~~The Blue Meanie defeated John Bradshaw Layield in a 1-on-1 match with help from the bWo as well as World Champion Batista!
  • July 14, 2005 – Smackdown!: Batista defeated Orlando Jordan in a non-title match (JBL gave Batista a Clothesline from hell after!)
  • July 21, 2005 – Smackdown!: JBL threw himself a party to celebrate his victory at Great American Bash (which is six days away)..
  • ~~~Batista crashed the party and gave Orlando Jordan a spinebuster, while John Bradshaw Layfield escaped with his life!