During an interview with Wrestlezone during Starrcast, Joey Janela discussed his polarizing persona and his desire to prove to fans that he can go inside of the ring. Here are the highlights:
On Wanting To Prove He’s A Good Wrestler:
I just want to prove everyone wrong. When I got thrown off the roof by Zandig, everyone thought I was a shitty garbage wrestler and then I proved everyone wrong in the coming years saying, ‘Oh, he can actually wrestle,’ and I turned a lot of haters into fans that bought my t-shirts and now I’m doing this on a larger scale. But when you’re on TV, people perceive you in a different way and they want to take you down. I notice a lot lately that people on Twitter trying to take me down and get me fired. I don’t know why you would want to do that to someone who’s worked fifteen years to get to this position and a lot of people say I’m untrained but it’s not really the case.
After I came into the business untrained, I went to training. I have years of wrestling school experience and I also, I’ve done over 60 camps and seminars of ‘who’s who’ in professional wrestling. I probably have the most extensive camp seminar list out of any wrestler wrestling right now so people just don’t get that and they don’t get how much I love the business, but I like being polarizing on the internet and I love being loved and hated. It’s just awesome. The most polarizing people make the most money. Look at Kanye West. He does something bad, people hate him, he does something good, people love him.
On If Being A Polarizing Figure On The Internet Bothers Him:
Some stuff, it does rub me the wrong way. A lot of people like [Jim] Cornette and Brian Last [were] pushing that I hurt Marko Stunt last week which was not the case at all. He’s like a brother to me. My track record speaks for itself. I’ve been wrestling for 15 years, I’ve done some of the craziest things to myself and to others and no one has ever been injured by me. My track record speaks for itself so those guys can go really fuck themselves.
You can listen to the interview below:
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