John “Bradshaw” Layfield (JBL) reflected on who came up with the idea to pair him with Ron Simmons. The APA (Acolytes Protection Agency) was a high profile activity during the Attitude era.Fans resonated with their style of kicking tails and making money while drinking beer.
Introducing JBL “Brian Hebner and Riffin It Up” He then revealed who created the idea for the APA and the sticky circumstances he found before the idea came to his attention.
“Vince [McMahon]’ replied JBL. So we drove down and watched TV in Baltimore. So by the time I got to Baltimore, I was pretty much in the bag. It’s me, Ron, The Godfather, and Teddy Long, and I’m taking whatever they give me. There was nowhere else to go and we didn’t know where else to go. “
JBL remembered the moment he thought he was about to be fired.
“Vince and Shane [McMahon] Once inside, they put me in a limousine and sent me back to the Red Roof where we were staying at the Baltimore airport,” JBL said.
JBL told Simmons that he was taken back to the hotel in McMahon’s limousine. Simmons told JBL, “Oh, we got fired.”
McMahon ended up praising JBL and Simmons for simply having a good time. McMahon then told them the idea of the APA
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