Joey Janela recalls pranking AEW locker room, brought Virgil to their get-together at hotel

Joey Janela recalls bringing Virgil to a hotel where AEW talents were at and connecting Virgil and The Young Bucks

Photo Courtesy: All Elite Wrestling

Janela tells the story of when he pranked members of the AEW locker room. 

There was a virtual signing on the K & S WrestleFest Facebook page with Joey Janela. As he was looking back on his time as a member of the All Elite Wrestling roster, he shared the story of when he pranked fellow members of the roster. 

Janela stated that there was a get-together with those in the company at a hotel and Janela brought Virgil to it. He introduced Virgil to The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) and told Virgil that Matt and Nick had been raving about his match against Nailz from WWE SummerSlam 1992

I actually ribbed the whole AEW locker room in Pittsburgh. I told him (Virgil) to come out to the hotel where everybody was chilling and just brought him around. Brought him to The Bucks and I said, ‘Hey Virgil, this is Matt and Nick, The Young Bucks. They said to me a couple of weeks ago that you’re the inspiration for their career. Your match with Nailz at SummerSlam’ and he really — he just talked their ear off for about ten minutes. They’re looking at me like, you son of a b*tch. I did it to everyone that day. There’s quite a few pictures.

On top of the work Janela is doing in Game Changer Wrestling, he’s been working in DDT Pro and held their Extreme Championship. 

He’ll be presenting Joey Janela’s Spring Break next month which will feature Kota Ibushi

If the quotes in this article are used, please credit K & S WrestleFest with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcriptions. 

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