WWE Heavyweight title (John Bradshaw Layfield);
WWE Tag Team titles (The Basham Brothers);
WWE United States title (Orlando Jordan);
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:
August 19, 2004 – Smackdown!: JBL comes out to the ring wearing a neck brace and halo but is chased off by the Undertaker!
August 26, 2004 – Smackdown!: The Undertaker beat Orlando Jordan by DQ when JBL interfered (JBL’s WWE title was on the line)..
September 9, 2004 – Smackdown!: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated Charlie Haas with distraction from Orlando Jordan..
September 16, 2004 – Smackdown!: JBL coaxed Undertaker into the ring, where Gangrel & Viscera showed up & attacked from behind!
September 30, 2004 – Smackdown!: Hardcore Holly defeated JBL by intentional DQ for assaulting Holly with a steel chair.. ~~~Undertaker came on the screen and pointed out Orlando Jordan hanging unconscious from the rafters on the Taker symbol..
October 3, 2004 – No Mercy: JBL defeated The Undertaker in a “Last Ride” match when John Heidenreich jumped out of the Hurse! The Road To Survivor Series:
October 7, 2004 – Smackdown!: JBL defeated Hardcore Holly by COUNT OUT when Orlando Jordan held his leg on the outside..
October 14, 2004 – Smackdown!: JBL defeated Hardcore Holly in a “Hardcore Rules” match to retain the WWE Championship..
October 21, 2004 – Smackdown!: Booker T & Rob Van Dam & Rey Mysterio defeated JBL & Rene Dupree & Kenzo Suzuki.. ~~~JBL was led to believe Booker T was on his side, but Booker T turned babyface and pinned John Bradshaw Layfield!
November 4, 2004 – Smackdown!: Booker T & Josh Mathews defeated John Bradshaw Layfield & Orlando Jordan..
November 11, 2004 – Smackdown!: Josh Mathews defeated Orlando Jordan with help from Booker T!
November 14, 2004 – Survivor Series: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated Booker T to retain with help from Orlando Jordan.. 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:
December 16, 2004 – Smackdown!: Kurt Angle beat JBL by DQ after a ton of interference and then Big Show cleaned house in the end!
December 23, 2004 – Smackdown! in Iraq: JBL came out in a Military Hum-V with armed security and wearing a biohazard suit.. ~~~The Big Show showed up and called JBL a deserter and ripped JBL’s mask off and chased him out of the ring!
December 30, 2004 – SD! Night of Champions: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated Shannon Moore to retain the WWE title..
January 6, 2005 – SD!: Kurt Angle entered Amy Webber’s dressing room and accidentally walked in on Joy Giovanni in the shower! ~~~Joy ran out of the dressing room and into Big Show’s arms, and Big Show chased Kurt Angle to the ring and beat him up!
~~~It was all a ploy by JBL’s cabinit to get Kurt Angle and Big Show mad at each other, and it looks like it worked!
January 13, 2005 – SD!: The Bashams beat Rey Mysterio/RVD and Eddy/Booker and Jindrak/Reigns in a 4-WAY to win the Tag titles! ~~~Amy Webber defeated Joy Giovanni by forfiet when it was learned that Giovanni had been abducted!
~~~Later on, JBL was honored in a ceremony and named “Florida Agriculture Group Man of the Year”..
~~~Kurt Angle came out and discovered Joy Giovanni in the trunk of JBL’s limo, sending Big Show into a rampage!
~~~The Big Show cleaned house on JBL’s cabinit — as Kurt Angle was shown bragging about masterminding the whole thing!
January 20, 2005 – Smackdown!: The Basham Brothers defeated Eddie Guerrero & Booker T by DQ after Eddy was caught cheating.. ~~~Later on, Kurt Angle is forced to stand in the ring alone and issue an apology to Joy Giovanni for his actions..
~~~The Big Show then came down, but Kurt Angle tried to escape, but was forced back down to the ring by JBL’s cabinit!
~~~It was a swerve though, as Kurt Angle (with Jindrak & Reigns) joined JBL’s Cabinit and DESTROYED The Big Show!
January 22, 2005–Live Event: John Bradshaw Layfield beat The Big Show and Kurt Angle in a 3-WAY to retain the WWE title..
January 27, 2005 – SD!: John Bradshaw Layfield vs Kurt Angle ended in a NO CONTEST in a LAST MAN STANDING match..
January 30, 2005 – Royal Rumble: John Bradshaw Layfield beat The Big Show and Kurt Angle in a 3-WAY to retain the WWE title.. 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!