JBL posted the following to his Facebook discussing wrestlers using each other’s moves and gimmicks, as well as a potential Smackdown commentator return:
Heard some comments recently about the ‘fallaway slam” I used. I was using this before I came to WWE, I had copied it from someone I had met in Japan-can’t remember who. However, when I came to WWE Scott Hall was using it and it was one of his ‘signature moves’, so out of respect for Scott I never used it till he left.
I see it used now by others, cool. I didn’t own it and I didn’t create it, very little was created in this business so theft is common-but it isn’t really theft if the guy is gone, which I am and Scott was when I started using it.
I remember the pump handle slam I did, I got it from Scott Steiner, and Road Dogg asked if he could use it for a finish, which of course I agreed. That’s how things work.
So when Alberto Del Rio steals my gimmick, got no problem with it-I stole it from Ted Dibiase and JR Ewing. Even George Wagner stole things and maybe his whole gimmick-look that one up on ‘Gorgeous George’ and Danny McShane (sp?).
Great business, glad to be a part.
Smackdown commentator job? I got mountains to climb first for my kids I work with, but ‘never say never’.