Game: WWE Smackdown vs. Raw System: Playstation 2 Publisher: THQ Genre: Action Version: 1.0 --------------------------------------- Table of Contents -------------------------------------- 1.0 Biography 2.0 Stats 3.0 Moveset 4.0 Strategy 5.0 Copyright ____________________________ 1.0 Biography ____________________________ Real Name: John Layfield Ring Name: Bradshaw Call Name: JBL Birthdate: 29/11/1967 Hometown: Now residing in New York City Married: Merideth Whitney (12/02/2005) Height: 6'6 Weight: 290 lbs. Debut: 23/09/1992 Signature Moves: Clothesline From Hell Powerbomb Big Boot Fallaway Slam (dubbed "The Last Call") WWE.com BIO Once known as the beer-drinking, poker-playing, cigar-smoking brawler who helped the APA rise to the top of the WWE tag team division, John "Bradshaw" Layfield has a new attitude, new associates and an incredibly impressive reign as WWE Champion. Back in the late 1990s, The Acolytes -- Bradshaw & Faarooq -- were the massive henchmen for Undertaker's Ministry of Darkness. Later, they became known as the Acolytes Protection Agency, serving as immediate muscle for needy Superstars. Soon, their attention would shift to protecting all of WWE from the ECW/WCW Invasion. During this time, Bradshaw & Faarooq had great success battling the likes of The Dudleys, The Hardy Boyz and Edge & Christian, eventually enjoying three stints as World Tag Team Champions. But after five years of working together, the relationship of Bradshaw and Faarooq would sour in March of 2004 after then-SmackDown! General Manager Paul Heyman fired Faarooq after the APA lost a match to Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty. In an effort to keep his own job, Bradshaw turned his back on his partner, and decided to focus his energy on emerging as a singles competitor. But a significant transformation was also taking place at this time. The old Bradshaw, who began wrestling on the Texas circuit and even did a stint overseas in Germany, relied strictly on brute strength and intimidation. That man was being phased out and a sharper-dressed and sharper-minded Bradshaw would take WWE by storm. Bradshaw was already a well-educated man who studied ancient history at Abilene Christian University, where he also played football. Bradshaw also played professional football with the Raiders and even spent some time in the Canadian Football League. But when the final whistle blew on his football career, JBL, armed with a tremendous business acumen, would go on to make a fortune playing the stock market, developing a financial portfolio that would rival even the best stock-market analyst on Wall Street. JBL even relocated out of his native Texas and into a posh penthouse in New York. He has traded in his muscle shirts for expensive suits and hats, and now sits in a custom Limo that takes him from arena to arena. In the summer of 2003, JBL's "Have More Money Now," a commonsense, straight-talk financial advice book, was released. He also writes a column for WWE.com. JBL was clearly a man of culture, and that part of his personality was coming through loud and clear. With the motto, "Work harder, work smarter" as his creed, JBL began to achieve simi liar success in the ring. In the spring of 2004, JBL began to have an impact on SmackDown!, making it clear he was coming after Eddie Guerrero's WWE Championship. And at The Great American Bash on June 27 of 2004, JBL defeated Latino Heat in a Bull Rope Match. Once on top, JBL began to organize a Cabinet, enlisting the help of Orlando Jordan, a one-time United States Champion in his own right, as his Chief of Staff. The Basham Brothers, former WWE Tag Team Champions, are JBL's Co-Secretaries of Defense. Meanwhile, JBL has spent the last eight-plus months defending his WWE Championship. JBL has survived brutal and sometimes bloody battles with Undertaker, Booker T, Big Show and Kurt Angle to retain that coveted prize. He outlasted Guerrero, Booker T and Undertaker in a Fatal Fourway at Armageddon. JBL survived a Triple Threat Match with Kurt Angle and Big Show at the Royal Rumble, and then he emerged the bloodied victor in a painful Barbed Wire Steel Cage Match with Big Show at No Way Out. When JBL takes on John Cena at WrestleMania 21, he will be working on his ninth straight month as WWE Champion, easily the longest such reign in more than a decade. JBL's work ethic, intelligence and savvy have never been sharper. My comments on Bradshaw: JBL is a great wrestler and is one of the best technicians today. He is powerful and quick, though his arrogancy has been to the fan's despise. Great singles competitor (1 (WWE Championship, 1 European Championship, 17 Hardcore Championship) and has been known as a tag team specialist (3 World Tag team Championship). _______________________ 2.0 Stats _______________________ Strength: 9 Submission: 7 Durabillity: 9 Tecnhique: 8 Speed: 6 Charisma: 7.5 Overall: 84 Settings: Dirty Brand: Smackdown Class: Heavyweight __________________________ 3.0 Moveset __________________________ Bases Ring In Move : [ ] + Any Direction = Over The Rope Ring Out Move : [ ] + Any Direction = Backward Over Rope Taunt: Right Analog Stick Down = Rolling Arms Right Analog Stick Left = Undertaker 1 Right Analog Stick Up = Rolling Arms Right Analog Stick Right = Undertaker 1 Ready Moves: Attack: Down + X - Big Boot 2 Left/Right Diagonal Down - Toe Kick 1 Left + X - Toe Kick 2 Left/Right Diagonal Up - Snap Jab Up + X - Big Boot 1 Right + X - Body Punch Grapple Attack: First X - Grapple Punch 2 Second X - Grapple Body Attack 1 Third X - Grapple Elbow Strike 1 Submission Grapples: (Down + O) Down + O - Hangman Chokehold 1 Left + O - Snapmare & Neck Lock 2 Up + O - Torture Rack Right + O - Headlock 1 Signature Grapple: (Left + O) Down + O - DDT 10 Left + O - Scoop Slam 4 Up + O - Neckbreaker 6 Right + O - Suplex 5 Power Grapple: (Up + O) Down + O - Powerbomb 13 Left + O - Last Call Up + O - Spinebuster 3 Right + O - Shoulder Breaker Quick Grapple: (Right + O) Down + O - DDT 10 Left + O - Russian Leg Sweep 1 Up + O - Club To Neck Right + O - Shoulder Thrusts Back Attack: Down + O - DDT 22 Left + O - Backbreaker 6 Up + O - Elbow To Back Of Head 2 Right + O - Forearm Smash Groggy Down + O - Pumphandle Drop Left + O - Back Suplex 3 Up + O - Pumphandle Slam Right + O - Forearm Smash Edge Of The Cell Front: O - Downward Thrust Front: O + Any Direction - Downward Thrust Back: O - Downward Thrust Back: O + Any Direction - Downward Thrust Ground Attack: X - Angry Stomp X + Up Or Down - Angry Stomp X + Left Or Right - Elbow Drop 2 Grapple: Upper: Left + O - Reverse Chin Lock 2 Up + O - Fury Punch 9 Right + O - Camel Clutch 1 Lower: Left + O - Leg Lock 10 Up + O - Punch To Groin Right + O - Single Leg Crab Turnbuckle Attack: Facing Opponent: X - Turnbuckle Clothesline X + Any Direction - Turnbuckle Clothesline Grapple: Facing Opponent: Left + O - Super Last Call Up + O - Toss To Turnbuckle Right + O - Back Elbow Strike 2 Behind Opponent: Left + O - Super Back Suplex Up + O - Turnbuckle Smash Right + O - Super Back Suplex Back Attack: Down + O - Turnbuckle Smash Left + O - Shoulder Strike Up + O - Turnbuckle Smash Right + O - Hanging in Reverse Opponent Leaning on Ropes: O + Any Direction - Big Boot 4 Rebound Attack: Standing: Triangle + X - Running Shoulder Attack 2 Lying: Triangle + X - Double Axe Handle 4 Outside: Triangle + X - Vaulting Body Press 2 Jump Down Over: Square + X - Dive Through Ropes Aerial Stand: Left + X - Shoulder Block 3 Right + X - Flying Clothesline 2 Down: X - Diving Elbow Drop X + Down - Diving Elbow Drop X + Up - Diving Elbow Drop Running Attack: X - Running Shoulder Attack 2 X + Any Direction - Shoulder Block 2 Facing Opponent: Down + O - Spear 1 Up + O - Neckbreaker 1 Behind Opponent: O - Mat Slam 2 O (Groggy) - Bulldog 2 Downed Opponent: X - Elbow Drop 10 Any Direction + X - Double Axe Handle 4 Running Opponent: O - Powerslam Pin 2 Up Or Down + O - Back Body Drop 1 Left Or Right + O - Tilt A Whirl Sideslam 3 Double Team Grapple: O - Double Flapjack Down + O - Double Punches 2 Left + O - Double Suplex Up + O - Double Clothesline Right + O - Double Beat Head Turnbuckle: Down + O - Double Punches 2 Left + O - Double Suplex Up + O - Gut Crusher Right + O - Body Splash & Whip Special L1: Facing Groggy Opponent - Powerbomb 14 L1: While Player is Running - Clothesline From Hell 2 Weapon Finisher: L1 - DDT 29 L1 + Any Direction - DDT 29 Favourites: Scoop Slam 4 DDT 10 Super Last Call Combination Moves: X - Benoit Punches X - Snap Jab X - Big Boot 2 ___________________________ 4.0 Strategy ___________________________ Use 'Scoop Slam 04' to take advantage of your opponents. J.B. Layfield's deadliest finisher is the Clothesline From Hell. The easiest way to use the Clothesline From Hell is to damage your opponent's midsection to at least, orange. Then hit a move that targets that part (e.g. Last Call, Scoop Slam 04). Then make your opponent stand up (your opponent should be groggy for 2-3 seconds depending on the body damage). Then run to the ropes that your opponent face to and hit the Clothesline From Hell. There's also another way. Simpler, but needs good timing. Irish whip your opponent to the ropes. As your opponent bounces back, run and hit L1. Your opponent should be knocked down if the timing is right. If not, the Clothesline From Hell would be delivered, but won't knock your opponent down. __________________________ 5.0 Copyright __________________________ This FAQ is copyright of Kriegpaolo_23. It actually takes a while for me to make it, so don't post this FAQ to your websites without permission. 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