How tall is John Layfield

John Layfield's Height

6ft 5 (195.6 cm)

American former Wrestler JBL. During his football days he was listed as 6ft 5 and 278 pounds. John himself claimed on twitter to stand tall at "6'6".

How tall is John Layfield
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Average Guess (52 Votes)
6ft 5.12in (195.9cm)
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 1/Feb/18
@Rampage

Intresting. I'm thinking of going to a wrestling event myself soon. Maybe February 26 Raw at Anaheim CA (since I live near LA) with front row seat ticket of course since I want to see how tall some of the wrestlers are in person.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Jan/18
Christian, he walked right past me on the way to the ring, the ground was definitely even. This was in 2007 so possibly by now he has lost a fraction. With wrestling shows I've tried as subtly as possible to size the wrestlers up so I took note of the ground level. I mentioned that I saw Test on a separate occasion (about a year later at a TNA event). This was before the show (we got backstage passes) and he gave a similar impression. Both were just a little bit taller than me...I might just give JBL the edge though. But I didn't at all feel intimidated by him physically...he wasn't in good....while Test showed clear signs that he wasn't long for this world as sad as it is to say...
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 30/Jan/18
@Rampage

Did you meet him when he was still in his peak? Because today he looks about 6'4.5"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Jan/18
He definitely looked this in person but physique wise he was a slob. Big beer gut, flabby arms.
Alex 6'3 said on 2/Dec/17
194,5-195 cm
Ricky said on 2/Dec/17
He was never a bit over 6'5",not even in his prime.

Even today didn't lose much height.

Maybe still over 6'4.5".
Canson said on 22/Oct/17
194/195 today weak 6’5
Junior said on 14/Oct/17
6'5 a shout.
even said on 20/Sep/17
this gent is 196 cm in the morning and 195 cm in the evening .
Canson said on 27/Aug/17
I'm with Christian and Bobby on this. Weak 6'5. 194-195 today. Could've been a full 6'5 peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Aug/17
Looked about 6ft5 when I saw him at a live event 10 years ago.
Per189 said on 25/Aug/17
6ft 5.1 = 195.9 cm
Tyson said on 14/Jul/17
JBL 6'5.25 - 6'5.5
Test 6'5
Wade Barret 6'4.75
Scott Hall 6'4.5
even said on 8/Jul/17
6'5" exactly
joe### said on 5/Jul/17
jbl 6´5.5-25 peak
scott hall peak 6´4.5
test 6´4.75-6´4-5
barret 6´4.75
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 4/Jun/17
6'5.25" peak 6'4.5" today
Headbanger said on 14/May/17
He always used normal shoes
Mayfield said on 2/May/17
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Mugshot from 2002, listed at 6'7 and in this photo looks a hair below it, so it could have been possible he was over 6'5. Not at the 6'6 he was billed, but a solid 6'5 there
miko said on 12/Apr/17
He was a regular cowboy boot wearer in the 90's/00's which could make him look huge.
Canson said on 9/Apr/17
Agree with Bobby being the exact same 6'4" and change
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 8/Apr/17
bobbyh3342 said on 23/Mar/17
my height classic 6'4 and change saying hes 6'6 like every other 6'6 guy in the nba .. once again rob has him pegged at 6'4 and change today. good job rob!

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Rob didn't list Layfield at 6ft4 and change, what are you talking about?
Editor Rob: I had mentioned before that he could be under 6ft 5 and 4.5ish
heightchecker34 said on 5/Apr/17
"Shut Up Maggle Cole!" I love JBL as a commentator, but he was a great wrestler as well. One of the first truly great heels I remember watching, absolutely loved him as champion! He does look every bit a 6'5 guy (maybe more)... even without the cowboy hat! Nice guy in general, but truly could be an intimidating presence if he wanted. Looked similar to Wade Barrett in their YouTube clips.
bobbyh3342 said on 23/Mar/17
my height classic 6'4 and change saying hes 6'6 like every other 6'6 guy in the nba .. once again rob has him pegged at 6'4 and change today. good job rob!
starbee said on 23/Mar/17
Rob, how tall do you think his tag team partner Faarooq was at the time of APA? Could you guess his height with boots or his barefoot height? It's clear that Bradshaw has a few inches more than him. Simmons is billed as 6'2 but I think he is under that...
Editor Rob: sorry mate, don't have an estimate on him yet.
BBB said on 23/Mar/17
Almost 6'5 barefoot, but not at all. Maybe 6'4.5 or 4.75
He is 6'5.5 with boots, or even half an inch more than that. He is currently 6'5 with normal shoes, I guess.
As Blackjack Bradshaw he really can be seen as a 6'6, but since then JBL surely had lost some height. Not really as much as other competitors though.
Danimal said on 22/Mar/17
Close to 6'5" barefoot.
184guy said on 22/Mar/17
No way under 6'5 even nowdays is Hard to believe
RP said on 21/Mar/17
Peak:
Barefoot: 6'5.25"
Wrestling boots: 6'6.5"
Cowboy boots: 6'7"
Current barefoot: 6'4.75" to 6'5"
James B said on 21/Mar/17
Rob do you think it's not worth giving him a current and peak height?
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 21/Mar/17
Canson said on 19/Mar/17
Classic case of 6'4.5 barefoot claiming 6'6" like MJ Barkley etc

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You have to consider though, that Layfield used to be a bit over 6ft5 in his prime. But I agree, he's about 6ft4.5 now.
shelton64 said on 20/Mar/17
its john o clock, yes, he is around the 6'4 - 6'5 range. No more, no less!
seventhson said on 20/Mar/17
i guess his peak height was 6'5 (6'6 with boots on) and now he is 6'4, around 6'5 when with cowboy boots
James B said on 20/Mar/17
Rob honestly how tall do you think he currently is?
Editor Rob: possibly 6ft 4.5
Jordan87 said on 20/Mar/17
I would have thought he was at the very least around 6'4"
184guy said on 20/Mar/17
No way
Canson said on 19/Mar/17
Classic case of 6'4.5 barefoot claiming 6'6" like MJ Barkley etc
cherokee said on 18/Mar/17
Rob, don't you think he slouches a lot? that may cost him some height, hope not though, despite age can be a height loss factor for everyone. JBL doesn't stand at full posture and I think it is because the majority of people he treat is shorter than him. He had a good posture as Bradshaw, but as JBL he started to take a bad posture.
Editor Rob: I'm sure at times he doesn't look much over 6ft 4, and this could be just a looser posture.
S.J.H said on 18/Mar/17
6'6 with his cowboy boots on
James B said on 18/Mar/17
Taker might have already lost a small fraction of height when he stood next to JBL in cowboy boots.

If you stood a 1992 undertake next to JBL in Cowboys there might have been a slightly bigger difference.

So taker was 6'7-6'7.5 range in the 90s and 6'7-6'7.25 by the early 2000s
Wrs567 said on 18/Mar/17
@Strong 5ft9: I wasn't saying Randy is the same height as JBL

I was just saying Randy looks taller than 6'4'' there, which he does.
miko said on 18/Mar/17
He could push Undertaker close in cowboy boots, then again Taker was never anything over 6'7.
Willy Grame said on 18/Mar/17
Wow, JBL is really tall. I noticed when he does his entrance and starts dancing that he often wears boots (like cowboy boots) that make him look even taller. And back on the day, as a heel, the cowboy hat make him a bit taller too. However, he doesn't need to wear any of that to "obtain" more height because he is tall enough!
Antonio said on 18/Mar/17
Hi Rob, love this site! Congrats. I notice you've been updating more frequently lately, keep it up. Any chance of having a tag for Nationality? As that is usually the first filter for people when judging heights
James B said on 17/Mar/17
Could have been 6'4.75 by the time he faced off with orton though
Willy Grame said on 17/Mar/17
Rob, how do you think a 5'11" or 6 ft person would look with someone who is 6'5" like JBL is?
Editor Rob: they might look roughly around big JBL's eyeline, well their hair would.
Mathew Robinson said on 17/Mar/17
He's obviously a tall guy. 6'5" is somewhat believable, although I definitely don't rule out 6'4.5" either.
Willy Grame said on 17/Mar/17
As a member of the APA, Bradshaw had a good few inches on his tag team partner Farooq, who is currently billed as 6'2" but he was 6'1" at that time and nowadays even less, around 6' or something. So I think Bradshaw was a weak 6'6" and the JBL gimmick looks like no more than 6'5" (and not really less than that either).
Sammy Derrick said on 17/Mar/17
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Strong 5ft9 said on 17/Mar/17
@Wrs567 1st photo, Not only the camera is way shorter than them but also JBL is behind Orton so that's why he looks shorter and also the 2nd photo, JBL is slouching his neck to get to Randy's eyelevel. which you can see very clearly Randy's neck is standing straight while JBL's is more bended. So Randy is definitely not as tall as JBL there.
Wrs567 said on 17/Mar/17
If he is 6'5'', the Orton needs a bit of an upgrade from a flat 6'4''

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Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 17/Mar/17
Strong 6ft5 (196cm+) in his prime, similar to Howard Stern.
James B said on 17/Mar/17
Rob is he 6'4.5 now?
Editor Rob: it could be the case, he still had a good few inches on booker in that clip the other week.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Mar/17
Looked 6ft5 when he stood in front of me in 2007.

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