John Layfield Biography
John Layfield is a Texas-born retired American professional wrestler, NFL player, TV personality, and journalist. He is currently known for his work as a FOX News pundit. John also works as a financial analyst for the FOX Business Network. He even worked as a senior vice president for Northeast Securities for nearly a decade. Since his retirement, Layfield has also served as a commentator for WWE News.
John Layfield Age
On November 29, 1966, John Layfield was born in Sweetwater, Texas, United States. He is 56 years old.
John Layfield Height
John stands at a height of 6 feet 6 Inches/1.98 m tall.
John Layfield Family
Layfield is the proud son of Mary Layfield (mother) and Lavelle Layfield (father). His father is an ordained pastor who runs his Anglican church in Texas, while his mother is a stay-at-home mom. John grew up as the only child of religious and loving parents.
John Layfield Wife
Meredith Whitney, Layfield’s wife, is a happy couple. The two lovebirds met at a WWE event in the early 2000s. John and Meredith got along well and dated for a while before getting engaged. The couple then married in a private wedding ceremony in February 2011. John’s second wife’s name is Meredith. After divorcing his ex-wife Cindy Womack in 2003, he married her.
John Layfield Kids
John has a happy marriage. Due to his private character, he has not disclosed the number of children he has. As a result, it is unknown whether John has any children.
John Layfield’s Net Worth
Layfield’s estimated net worth is $9 million.
John Layfield Career
He was born and raised in the small town of Sweetwater, Texas, in a middle-class family. From a young age, he was a sports fanatic and player. Before enrolling in college, John played high school soccer and football. He then transferred to Abilene Christina University and played college football there until his graduation.
He spent his first two years in the NFL on the offensive line. In his junior and senior years of college, he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Los Angeles Raiders. He also played for the World League of American Football, starting every game as a right tackle in the early 1991 season.
Back in early 1992, John had a strong interest in wrestling. He began training with Black Bart and Brad Rhenigans, who helped Layfield make his debut at the Global Wrestling Federation in Texas in September. John then went on to perform his first gimmick as John Hawk. He eventually met pals and formed the Texas Mustangs, a tag team for himself. Layfield made his World Wrestling Federation debut as John Hawk in 1995, during a dark match against Savio Vega.
Under his new stage name Justin Hawk Brashaw, John made his television debut in an episode of WWF Superstars in 1996. John went on to wrestle in several WWE contests, catapulting his prominence as a wrestler during WWE’s Attitude Era. Before retiring in 2009, his most memorable moment was when he won the WWE belt and kept it for 280 days. As a result, he became the 20th Triple Crown Champion and the 10th WWE Grand Slam Champion in WWE history. John is presently an analyst for WWE and FOX News Channel.