ESPN: Joey Janela is a wrestler out of his era making it work through sheer willpower
By Tim Fiorvanti – November 28th, 2017
If you had a time machine that you could take back to the late ’80s or early ’90s, grabbed someone off the beach, brought them to the early 2000s to adopt that style of non-WWE wrestling and then brought him all the way to 2017, you might end up with someone like Joey Janela.
Known best for his wraparound shades and willingness to take big bumps both inside and outside the ring, Janela is a man out of time. He projects a classic ’80s movie villain persona, looks and works like an independent wrestler of a different generation and certainly doesn’t fit any of the modern stereotypes at all.