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Joey Janela

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Joey Janela is an American professional wrestler currently signed to Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks new promotion All Elite Wrestling. He is known for his work with promotions such as Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG), Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW), and Major League Wrestling (MLW) among others.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Joey Janela was raised in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Janela lied to pro wrestling promoters to start wrestling at age 15 and told them that he was of legal wrestling age.[1]

Professional wrestling career[edit | edit source]

Early career (2006-2014)[edit | edit source]

Janela grew up a fan of deathmatches and the style of wrestling that became popular in Extreme Championship Wrestling and other promotions that sprung up once ECW went under. Janela became enthralled in the "high-risk, high-reward style of match" presented in hardcore wrestling.[2]

Janela made his professional wrestling debut at a 2006 National Wrestling Superstars show in which he lost in a Triple Threat match against JD Smooth and Corey Havoc. He would keep on working for them until the year of 2012 when World Xtreme Wrestling booked him in a match against Brandon Scott.

Combat Zone Wrestling (2014-2018)[edit | edit source]

Janela made his Combat Zone Wrestling debut in a 2014 Tournament of Valor match. He was in the first round against Dave McCall and unsuccessfully lost. He would then be working with the company's training academy, "CZW/WSU Dojo", all the way up until CZW Sixteen where he fought Sozio and won. At Best of the Best 14, he was in a triple threat with CJP and Joe Gacy in which CJP got the victory. At CZW Proving Grounds 2015, he was in another triple threat but with Pepper Parks and Caleb Konley with Parks getting the victory. At CZW New Heights 2015, Janela was involved in a triple threat with Pepper Parks and Rich Swann with Parks getting another victory. At Down With The Sickness 2015 in a Fatal Four-Way match, Janela defeated Caleb Konley, Lio Rush and Trevor Lee. At CZW Tangled Web 8, Janela faced CZW Wired TV champion Tim Donst and won. As CZW Wired TV champion, he would beat people like Joe Gacy and Lio Rush. At CZW Cage of Death XVII, Rush and Janela had a rematch with Rush gaining the victory and Janela losing the title. Moving on to CZW Down with the Sickness 2016, Janela & Rush had another match against each other for the CZW Wired TV championship in a ladder match with Janela regaining the title. At CZW Eighteen, he defeated Stockade to keep his championship. At The Wolf of Wrestling, Janela went face-to-face with Maxwell Jacob Friedman in which Janela succeeded to keep the championship. However at Cage of Death 19, Janela & Friedman had another match against each other in which Friedman won the title and Janela losing it. At CZW Nineteen in 2018, Janela was in a 30-Man #1 Contendership rumble in which Janela and the other 28 men were defeated by Maxwell Jacob Friedman. At Best of the Best 17, Janela participated in the first round of the tournament with Brandon Kirk, Joe Gacy and Rich Swann in which Gacy got the victory. This would also be the last CZW match of Janela as he announced later in the year that he quit working for the company.

Other promotions[edit | edit source]

Janela has worked for Major League Wrestling, Game Changer Wrestling and Beyond Wrestling. He has also worked for DEFY Wrestling, SMASH Wrestling, All American Wrestling, and CHIKARA.

In September 2018, Janela suffered a knee injury during a match against Psychosis at a Game Changer Wrestling (GCW) event. Janela stated that MRI results showed that he suffered from a complete or near complete PCL tear, complete tear of the MCL distally, and ACL sprain, among numerous other injuries.[3]

PROGRESS Wrestling (2017-2018)[edit | edit source]

At PROGRESS Wrestling's New York City event, Janela would debut losing to Jimmy Havoc in a No Disqualification match. In 2018 at PROGRESS Chapter 66: Mardi Graps, he would participate in PROGRESS Wrestling's Thunderbastard Battle Royal, he and other notable participants Austin Theory, Chris Brookes and Maxwell Jacob Friedman would lose to Jeff Cobb. Janela would participate in the company's Super Strong Style 16 Tournament at PROGRESS Chapter 68 losing his first round to Zack Gibson. He would participate at the same event in a 6-man tag team match. On the last day of the tournament, he would win against Jimmy Havoc in a Deathmatch.

Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (2017-present)[edit | edit source]

In 2017, Janela made his PWG debut in the first round of the Battle of Los Angeles 2017 tournament in which he lost to Sammy Guevara. In the same year, he would participate in PWG's All Star Weekend 13 in which he won his Tag 1 match against Trevor Lee. On his Tag 2 match, he would lose to Marty Scurll. At PWG Mystery Vortex V in 2018, he would defeat Flash Morgan Webster. At PWG Neon Knights, he would lose to Dalton Castle. Janela participated in the company's 14th All Star Weekend in which he lost his Tag 1 match to Jonah Rock. He would win his Tag 2 match however, facing against Robbie Eagles. At PWG Threemendous V, he would lose to Jeff Cobb. Janela participated in the company's Battle of Los Angeles 2018 tournament in which he won his first 2 matches. His first round being David Starr and his second round being CIMA. He would lose his Semi Final round to Bandido.

All Elite Wrestling[edit | edit source]

In January 2019 it was revealed that Janela would be one of the first signees to Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks new promotion All Elite Wrestling.[4]

Championships and accomplishments[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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