Injured WWE star returns; WWE statement about JBL Submitted by Aaron Rift on 09/02/2017 at 11:43 AM
- Darren Young made his return to in-ring action at Friday’s WWE live event in Wichita, Kansas. Young competed in a Battle Royal which was won by Jason Jordan.
- WWE issued the following statement regarding JBL no longer being an announcer for Smackdown Live:
In a tweet posted Friday evening, JBL announced that he is stepping back from his weekly role as SmackDown LIVE announcer to focus on his new role as a Beyond Sport Global Ambassador. The longest-reigning WWE Champion in SmackDown history will continue his more than 20-year relationship with WWE by appearing on events such as WrestleMania and WWE Tribute to the Troops – which JBL inspired in 2003.
WWE admires JBL's continued determination to make a difference in the lives of at-risk kids in Bermuda and around the world.