It’s well known by now that JBL announced via a post on Twitter over the weekend that he was stepping away from his weekly broadcasting role on SmackDown to dedicate more time to at-risk youth and communities in Bermuda. He made it clear that he will continue his relationship with WWE by appearing on marquee events.
Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet is reporting that JBL’s decision to leave SmackDown Live has been in the works for awhile. It was mentioned in the report that JBL told WWE back in May that he wouldn’t be re-signing under the same terms when his contract expired. As of this writing, there’s still no word yet on what his reasoning was.