John Layfield Bio, Age, FOX News, Net Worth, Wife, NFL, Height, Stock Picks, Politics

John Layfield
John Layfield


John Layfield is a retired American professional wrestler, NFL player, TV Personality, and Journalist from Texas. He is currently recognized for working as a commentator for FOX News. John even plays the role of a financial analyst for the FOX Business Network. He even spent time working as the senior vice president for Northeast Securities for almost a decade. Layfield also appeared as a commentator for WWE news since his retirement.

Layfield was born and raised in a middle-class household based in the small community of Sweetwater, Texas. He grew up as a sports fanatic and player from a very young age. John played high school soccer and football before he finally joined college. He then joined Abilene Christina University where he played college football until his graduation.

Layfield played the offensive line in his first two years as an NFL football player. Eventually, he was signed with the Los Angeles Raiders as an undrafted free agent in his Junior and Senior years in college. He also played for the World League of American Football starting all games of the early 1991 season at right tackle.

From there, John developed an immense love for wrestling back in early 1992. He began training with Black Bart and Brad Rhenigans who assisted Layfield to make his first debut in September at the Global Wrestling Federation based in Texas. John then went on to do his first gimmick under the stage name John Hawk. Eventually, he made friends and made a tag team for himself called the Texas Mustangs. In 1995 Layfield made his first debut as a wrestler under the World Wrestling Federation as John Hawk through a dark match with Savio Vega.

In 1996, John appeared to make his TV debut in an episode of WWF Superstars under his new stage name Justin Hawk Brashaw. John went on to play various WWE matches that catapulted his fame as a wrestler during WWE’s Attitude Era. His most iconic moment before retiring in 2009 was when he won the WWE championship and held it for 280 days. This made him become the 20th Triple Crown Champion and the 10th WWE Grand Slam Champion in the history of WWE. John now appears as a commentator on WWE and the FOX News Channel.

John Layfield Age

Layfield is 57 years old. He was born John Charles Layfield on November 29, 1966, in Sweetwater, Texas, United States. John’s zodiac birth sign is Sagittarius.


John stands at an approximate height of 6 feet 6 Inches (1.98 m). He also weighs approximately 132 kilograms (290 lbs).


Layfield is the proud son of Mary Layfield (mother) and his father Lavelle Layfield. His father is an ordained minister running his Anglican church based in Texas while his mother is a homemaker. John grew up as the only son of loving and religious parents.

John Layfield Wife

Layfield is happily married to his wife, Meredith Whitney. The two love birds met back in the early 2000s through a WWE event. John and Meredith got along quite well and dated for a while until their engagement. The couple then tied the knot through a private wedding ceremony held in February 2011. Meredith is John’s second wife. He married her after divorcing his ex-wife Cindy Womack in 2003.


John is a happily married man. However, he has not gone public with the number of children he has due to his discreet nature. Therefore, it is not known whether John has any kids or not.

Net Worth

Layfield has an estimated net worth of around $9 million. He has managed to accumulate this amount of wealth from his former career as a Famous WWE wrestler under his JBL brand and also from his current ongoing career as a commentator for FOX News.