Joey Janela

Joey Janela Addresses His Contract Status, Explains Why He Lost Motivation

Joey Janela recently spoke with the My Mom’s Basement podcast for an in-depth interview covering all things pro wrestling.

During his appearance on the popular podcast, “The Bad Boy” spoke about the pandemic making him feel unmotivated, how he hopes his luck changes soon and his contract status.

Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview.

On how the pandemic really affected him and made him unmotivated: “The pandemic happened and that was it. I was unmotivated. I’m not an athlete like these guys. I can’t go out there without a crowd. I have to have a crowd. I have to have that adrenaline. I hate to say it. I kind of half as*ed it the whole year. I was unmotivated. I was depressed. I started to eat a lot. I got fatter and progressively worse. I looked worse and worse.”

On how his contract is coming up soon and know he needs to step it up: “I’ve had some good matches during the pandemic but it wasn’t like pre-pandemic. The crowds are coming back. I’m under a 3-year deal. My contract is up in May. I really have to step it up. I feel like I have in the last couple months having killer matches on Dark. The arenas coming back have really helped me.

On how he hopes that his luck will soon change: “I feel like we have something in AEW, so I’m crossing my fingers and I hope that things are going in an upward trajectory because the whole pandemic was brutal, but for me, it was the worst.”

Check out the complete interview at H/T to for transcribing the above quotes.


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