• “I just wish Tony Khan would talk to me” – Wrestler On Leaving AEW
During an interview with Denise Salcedo of Instinct Culture, AEW wrestler Joey Janela revealed that his contract is set to expire on May 1st and he doesn’t plan on re-signing with All Elite Wrestling.
Janela then talked about AEW not re-signing their original wrestlers because they have signed so many new wrestlers.
Joey also talked about his back issues, why AEW signed him & more.
Below is what he said:
“They’ve been doing this to people, they’ve been radio silent on the people they are letting the contracts expire, that’s why you have talent relations to talk to your talent and tell them what the situation is.
If they are gonna have a paycheck coming in or if they are gonna be signed to a per appearance deal, which some of the guys have agreed to.
I would never agree on a per appearance deal anywhere. My per appearance deal is gonna be when I am booking myself all over the world, I am booked in 6 different countries coming up.
Per appearance on the independent scene, I wanna be my own boss. That’s how I got my name out there, I was my own boss, and I had the most buzz outside of The Elite and that’s why I had this opportunity at AEW, that’s why I had this opportunity at All In.
People say to me on the internet, ‘the only reason why you worked at AEW is because you were friends with the Young Bucks.’ I met the Young Bucks twice before AEW.
I was one of the most successful self-promoting wrestlers in the world at that point. I am not sad about anything, I thank everyone there, I learned so much. I had ups and downs.
COVID really killed me wrestling in front of no crowd, I really lost motivation, my back was shot out. The doctors tell me my back is shaped like an ‘S’, because of all the wild stuff I have done in my career, that’s something that is scary to hear and ‘that’s why you’re not moving the way you should at 31 years old. It’s because your spine is shaped like an ‘S’.’
But that’s been fixed, I feel great I am back in shape. I just wish there was less radio silence on their end with me. I consider Tony (Khan) a friend, I hung out with Tony a lot in the beginning days of AEW, I just wish they would talk to me.
I know it’s come to an end. But I appreciate them, I appreciate the experience I had and I am gonna take everything I learned there and bring it with me for the rest of my career.”
Joey Janela will face 2-time WWE Hall Of Famer X-Pac at Spring Break on March 31st.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (March 18, 2006) – OVW TV
On this day in Pro Wrestling history in 2006, World Wrestling Entertainment’s developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show.
This episode was pre-taped at in Louisville, Kentucky and included matches, interviews & storyline segments featuring the OVW Wrestlers.
Here is the match-card:
1. The Spirit Squad vs. Elijah Burke, Kasey James & Roadkill
2. Gene Snitsky vs. Mikey Batts
3. OVW Southern Tag Team Titles: The Untouchables vs. The Highlanders
4. OVW TV Title – 5 Minute Challenge: Seth Skyfire vs. Aaron Stevens