Joey Janela has been a proven success story both inside and outside the ring, and 2019 looks to be his biggest year yet.
Ahead of another winning event in Joey Janela's Spring Break, it was revealed that he'd signed a contract with All Elite Wrestling. However, the revelation that Janela would be able to continue his successful themed shows with Game Changer Wrestling caused many to rejoice, and was a contribution to Janela signing in the first place.
"It was a big part. That's why I didn't want to sign with WWE yet. I'm having too much fun. These guys are going to give me the opportunity to keep doing what I'm doing right now. What I'm going to be doing is going to play out over this three-year deal with them. It's very special that I get a chance to stick around see talent develop. With my shows and the Game Changer brand getting more involved with the non Janela shows -- I want to make sure we can help develop talent for the future. PCO (wrestled) at Madison Square Garden. Jungle Boy signed with AEW. I'm sure when Marko Stunt comes back he'll have great success," Janela told Fightful.com
With Janela specifying that he's got a three-year deal with AEW, he provided some additional insight. The deals officially start on May 1, but AEW talent are already being taken care of financially.
"I think the contracts officially start May 1st. That's when things roll through, but we already got handled a little bit money-wise, so things are looking great. I'm already getting paid. Dealing with that is cool. Getting my first paycheck after 14 years of busting my ass. Never received a paycheck from Wrestling, just from jobs that have kept me afloat until I got to this point," Janela said.
You can see our full interview with Joey Janela above, and check out a replay of Joey Janela Spring Break III over at Fite TV. Janela will be appearing at AEW's Double or Nothing pay-per-view in May.