Joey Janela is a fast-rising star in the world of wrestling. between his specialty shows like Spring Break and his employment with All Elite Wrestling, Joey is quickly becoming a major name in today's modern wrestling landscape.
That kind of notoriety always comes with supporters and detractors and Joey recently took to Twitter to address the latter. Specifically, Joey made it a point to say that, while he can understand criticisms of his presentation, he takes umbrage with anyone who would question his work ethic:
I absolutely give 0 fucks what people think of me, my friends & family have been watching me for half my life (legitimately) try to accomplish my dreams & in Oct they will get to see me on tv.. I’ve been through so much shit in my life, someone calling me Jelly won’t offend me..— Bad Boy Joey Janela (@JANELABABY) August 17, 2019
But what does offend me is someone saying that I’m a shitty wrestler from word of mouth, anyone that has watched my work over the years knows that’s completely false. I 100% could’ve taken 0 risks over the last 3 years & would’ve found a way to get myself to the position I am now— Bad Boy Joey Janela (@JANELABABY) August 17, 2019
I suffered a bad knee injury in September & came back 3-4 months early, wrestled a heavier schedule & wrestled at a higher caliber right off the bat with 0 in ring practice before my 1st match back. Wrestling Flawless 30 min-one hour matches with constant attention & appreciation— Bad Boy Joey Janela (@JANELABABY) August 17, 2019
I’ve worked great names over the last few years, that came back to the locker room teary eyed because I made them feel young again by working & pacing a match that made the fans appreciate them like it was their prime...— Bad Boy Joey Janela (@JANELABABY) August 17, 2019
Say I’m fat, say I have crackhead teeth whatever it doesn’t bother me.. say I’m a shitty wrestler that irks me because no one works harder in the ring than me! Most of you trolls didn’t live your dream because you never had the balls to try....— Bad Boy Joey Janela (@JANELABABY) August 17, 2019
Joey's fellow AEW Superstars Sonny Kiss and Jungle Boy reached out with support for The Bad Boy:
You put your everything into this and it shows. No one can take that away from you. --— Sonny Kiss (@SonnyKissXO) August 17, 2019
You inspire me every day. So glad I get to share the journey with you. Keep killing it and doing it all your way. Bad Boy forever. https://t.co/2ZADQiOSvy— Jungleboy (@boy_myth_legend) August 18, 2019
Up next for Joey, a Triangle Match against Darby Allin & Jimmy Havoc at AEW ALL OUT on August 31 on pay-per-view and B/R Live.