Sonny Kiss: Joey Janela And I Are Normalizing LGBTQ Friendships

Sonny Kiss and Joey Janela have been teaming in AEW since March 2020, and while they haven't been consistently featured, Kiss credits Janela for bringing out a different side in him.

The two showed off their contrast in personalities in various vignettes that previously aired on Dynamite with Janela having more of an edge while Kiss was looking to have some fun.

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Appearing on Pro Wrestling Junkies Q&A, Kiss was asked about the dynamite between him and Janela.

"Joey is super instrumental in my career," he said. "He inspires me to go out like a boss because sometimes I can be a little complacent. He always takes me to that next edge. The great part about Joey and I being a team is that we balance each other out. I have this super dorky, cutesy personality and he's like a rough around the edges kind of guy. We balance each other out and that's the beauty of us being a tag team. He takes me to that next level and teaming with him has definitely stepped up my career. The dynamic Joey and I have, it's something people can relate to and that's why I love it so much. He's a cisgender heterosexual male and then you have this gender-fluid person. It's this awesome dynamite because sometimes people don't know how to interact because they think the interaction has to be something else. You can just interact how you would normally interact with another human. A lot of people have LGBTQ [friends and family] and they wonder how to interact with them. Just be the same you are with anyone else. That's what Joey and I are doing, we're normalizing that friendship and that's amazing."

Elsewhere during the Q&A, Kiss commented on why the vignette with him and Janela were dropped, saying he wasn't sure. You can find his full comments by clicking here.

Kiss & Janela recently teamed on the March 9 episode of AEW Dark, losing to Proud N Powerful (Santana & Ortiz)

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