Long-time WWE commentator, John Bradshaw Layfield is leaving the SmackDown announcing team. JBL revealed the news Friday night via his Twitter account.
Layfield says he intends to spend more time focusing on helping at-risk children. JBL said he will continue his relationship with WWE but will be working a lighter schedule with the company.
Read JBL's tweet explaining how he reached this decision below:
Biggest announcement of my life to follow! At 50 years old I aim to spend my time left making a difference. Very grateful.— John Layfield (@JCLayfield) September 1, 2017
After much consideration, I will be stepping back my weekly role as Smackdown Announcer to dedicate more (cont) https://t.co/An7zuYRFmV— John Layfield (@JCLayfield) September 1, 2017