JBL was inducted into the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in Waterloo over the weekend alongside Don Curtis, Kurt Angle Road Warrior Animal, journalist Bill Apter and Dan Severn. JBL posted a photo of himself with Road Warrior Animal, Bill Apter, Jim Ross and Gerald Brisco.
While he was celebrating, the following tweet was sent to his account:
I am gay. ?#dontputthatontheinternet, I am coming out of the closet tonite in Waterloo ?#dontputthatontheinternet
JBL then apologized, posting:
Just figured out, I WASNT hacked! Left my phone on table last night when I went to bathroom and old wrestlers grabbed my phone. Funny!
I wasn't hacked I was Briscoed! Left my phone and next thing I know I've come out of closet! Lol
I can't prove 100 percent it was My pal Brisco, but I told several Brisco jokes at HoF and he was sitting next to my phone when I 'came out'
Finally, as previously reported Kurt Angle no-showed the event. As a result, Gerald Briscoe auctioned it off and Jim Ross did running commentary:
Kurt Angle was unable to attend the HOF in Waterloo 2nite. Jerry Brisco auctioned off the award 4 $250.