Excalibur gives his take on the upcoming Janela versus Moxley match at Fyter Fest.
Jon Moxley and Joey Janela crossed paths on the post-Double Or Nothing edition of Being The Elite which was to set up their match at All Elite Wrestling's Fyter Fest show on June 29th in Daytona Beach, Florida. Moxley and Janela have traveled similar paths other than Moxley spending nearly a decade in the WWE. Both men have cut their respective promos leading up to their match and have given their takes on how they believe things will unfold come next Saturday.
Co-founder of Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Excalibur who was on the call for AEW's Double Or Nothing show was interviewed by AllEliteWrestling.com and spoke about the forthcoming Jon Moxley versus Joey Janela match and feels that Janela picked up where Moxley left off when Moxley joined the WWE in 2011.
"Joey Janela and Jon Moxley are cut from the same cloth. I feel like when Moxley left the indies in 2011, Janela picked up right where Mox left off. But because Joey is who he is, he took things in his own direction and now this high-risk style of professional wrestling is in a very different place than where Moxley may have anticipated it going." Excalibur expressed. "Imagine not riding a bicycle for eight years, and then when you get back on you have to pedal backwards to go forward, and you’re riding on a tight rope. Moxley’s first match in AEW is against someone that [has] been living, breathing, and bleeding this style of wrestling for years. Yeah, Moxley is a top guy, but Joey Janela has changed the game. My expectation is that Joey Janela will quickly try to make Jon Moxley uncomfortable, and it will be up to Moxley to adapt and react. I believe he can, but will he be able to do it quick enough to beat Janela? Who knows. There are very few times I’ve been worried about a match that I wasn’t involved in. This is one of those times."
To check out the full interview with Excalibur, click here. While mentioning PWG, the promotion has announced the match card for their 'Sixteen' show which includes, MJF, Darby Allin, Jungle Boy and The Rascalz.