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Joey Janela Reveals The Main Reason He’s Leaving AEW

Joey Janela

AEW star Joey Janela has discussed his impending exit from the company and says he looks forward to being his own boss and hates politics.

When All Elite Wrestling first launched in early 2019, Joey Janela was one of the first names snapped up by the company, and The Bad Boy was part of the second match in AEW history as he entered the inaugural Casino Battle Royale at Double Or Nothing.

Now Janela’s time with AEW appears to be coming to an end on April 30th. Speaking to Denise Salcedo Joey Janela discussed his future and says he’s looking forward to nobody telling him what to do:

“I wish everyone luck, you know? I wish everyone at AEW and all my friends that I don’t get to see anymore, I wish them luck and I know they feel the same about me. They know how much I love professional wrestling and how I love nothing more than helping people. I put everyone in front of myself. I always put everyone in front of myself and I will continue and I just hate politics. I just hate the political aspects of this business. But that’s every business.”

“And that’s why I’m going to be my own boss and no one’s gonna tell me nothing. Because I know I’m right and I know I’m one of the best wrestlers in the world and I need to be me 100%. I can’t have anyone tell me what to do.”

“Whether it be, I don’t know, I don’t want anyone to tell me how to wrestle, how to live my life, how to portray myself on social media. I don’t want that. I am Joey Janela. This is how I got my name out there and I’m going to be Joey Janela and this is the year that I’m gonna be the platform to prove that I’m one of the best. 100%.”

Joey Janela and GCW will once again be hosting his Spring Break show as part of The Collective over WrestleMania weekend. In part 1 of the two-night show, Janela will face WWE Hall Of Famer X-Pac.