Crowbar Talks His AEW Dark Match Against Joey Janela, Says Janela Requested To Work With Him

Crowbar talks his match against Joey Janela on AEW Dark: Elevation.

When wrestling legends are in the twilight of their career, they often become journeymen of some sorts. That is certainly the case for former WCW star Crowbar, who has been making his way around the wrestling scene in recent years. Crowbar, also known as Devon Storm, has made appearances in BEYOND Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling, IMPACT Wrestling, and Game Changer Wrestling in 2022 alone.

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Back in 2021, Crowbar appeared on an episode of AEW Dark: Elevation in a singles match against Joey Janela. In a new interview with Fightful, Crowbar talked about how he originally wanted to do the spot in 2020, but things didn't work out.

"I’m watching during the pandemic, everybody’s locked down. I’m still working, thank God. We were able to stay open. I’m watching Dark and Elevation, and I really wanted to go down. I said, ‘They have these three hour shows, I could probably find a spot. I would hope I could find a spot to do some stuff here. But I work in physical therapy, I’m in New Jersey and they had the laws where if you traveled out of state, you have to lock yourself down for ten days and it just wasn’t feasible. So I started doing videos, the promos that I was doing. That was my wrestling outlet."

Crowbar then went on to detail how the appearance in 2021 came together.

"Yes. The promos were my outlet. I had to do something wrestling oriented and that became it. I was actually down in Disney, on vacation in July. I had the AEW match in October and I got a text from QT, ‘Hey, we’re gonna bring you in. Janela wants to work with you.’ First day of Disney vacation, I had these aspirations of eat whatever you want, drink whatever you want. Now I’m getting up earlier, doing more cardio, watching what I’m eating. It really was an unexpected blessing, that whole thing that popped up. From there I just took the stuff more and more seriously. Not that I don’t take it seriously, but you get that taste and I go, ‘Oh, well this is cool.’ I’ve been training harder. I’m getting in the ring more, doing more and more, AEW goes to Flair’s show, Flair’s show goes to New Japan, did IMPACT last night. So that was kind of fun."

Crowbar also took part in Big Time Wrestling's recent event that brought Ricky 'The Dragon' Steamboat out of retirement. To see the full results from that show, click here.

Elsewhere in the interview, Crowbar talked about his recent career resurgence. To learn more, click here.

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