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Joey Janela Has Interesting Take On AEW Departure—Pat Buck Signs w/ AEW…His New Roles Brought To Light

This Sunday, Joey Janela’s AEW contract comes to an end. It’s no surprise to anyone paying attention that his time in AEW was coming to an end, but what is surprising is his take on the whole deal. The pro wrestler is rather upbeat, as his social media posts suggest, taking it all in stride and looking to the future with hope and in his typical way of making light of something that others would have considered a tad more serious.

It may be argued that he poked light on perhaps not making that much money while in AEW…joking that the money he did make, he spent on lobster, which may be considered a hint at the paycheck he did receive while he was there. Of course he could have spent it all on lobster, if you want to take his words literally, and that is possible; he may have meant them that way, but it just seems like there’s something between the lines here, and many believe it may be a shot at his salary with AEW.

Then again, it may also mean that he made loads of money, as lobster is expensive, but he’s doing a great job of keeping people guessing. This is pro wrestling after all.

He said via Twitter:

“Sunday my AEW contract expires, & I have the same car I had in 2019 before it started. Got me thinking what the f–k did I spend my money on? I spent it on f—-ng lobster, lots and lots of f—-ng lobster aka…Did my first contract absolutely 100% correctly!!”

via Janela on Twitter /Wrestling Inc. (Transcription)

By no means does this mean an end to his pro wrestling career, however, as he is all set to take on Mike Bailey over at GCW this Saturday in Atlantic City and he has hopes to have a run in Japan, which he stated while speaking with Denise Salcedo, he has been wanting to do since his childhood. He is very excited to wrestle in GCW as well. Here is some of what he said:

“One of my goals is to have a run in Japan, which is something I’ve wanted since I was a child…I’ve done shows in Japan, but I’ve never had a steady run there. That will be in the works very soon…I wanna wrestle new talent, I wanna find new talent…

I am gonna bring new talent to GCW, to wrestle better guys and get themselves recognized and ready for a contract somewhere whether it be the WWE or AEW or maybe New Japan. I want to wrestle 2, 3, 4 times a week no matter how my body feels…”

via Joey Janela / Wrestling Inc. (Transcription) – link above…
via Joey Janela on Twitter

He had been with AEW since the company’s inception, pretty much, and as his Tweet suggests, regardless of the money spent on ‘lobster,’ he feels he handled his business perfectly this time around. Perhaps the decision for Khan (AEW) and Janela to part ways had something to do with budget rather than anything else is what this Tweet perhaps alludes to in the end, but perhaps not…so that makes this merely conjecture after all.

via Matt Koon on Twitter

Regardless, Janela, who is a top indie talent for sure, hasn’t been seen on AEW TV for a long while. GCW seems like the right fit for him to springboard his career and perhaps remind people just who the heck he is.

His career started in 2006 and since then he has made stops at Pro Wrestling Guerilla, Combat Zone Wrestling, Major League Wrestling and of course GCW and AEW. Of course there were many other stops along the way. Very interested to see what’s next for this talented individual.

Pat Buck starts new adventure with AEW after time in WWE

Pat Buck has signed on with AEW. This comes after his departure from WWE where he served as a producer. According to, he most recently produced the Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar and the Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair matches specifically, at WWE’s WrestleMania 38 event in early April.

Buck made the whole thing official via Twitter, as is obviously the way of making statements these days, stating that he was now with AEW, saying in his tweet: “Life is short. Work somewhere awesome …@AEW…”

via Pat Buck on Twitter

His official job description, as per the man himself is under the following capacity: Producer, show coordinator and coach. Buck is of course no stranger to the coaching gig, as he is part owner of Create A Pro Wrestling School in partnership with Brian Myers (two facilities…New Jersey and Long Island). We here at Pro Wrestling News Hub wish him luck with his new gig.

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