AEW Dark features matches recorded either before or after the previous episode of Rampage (if it was live) or at Universal Studios Florida’s Soundstage 21, which serves as the main location for Dark’s weekly tapings. Joey Janela recently expressed his thoughts on the show.

Joey Janela, a former AEW star, took to Twitter this morning. In his tweet, he applauded the recent AEW Dark match involving Rey Fenix and AR Fox, a show Janela competed on for years under the AEW banner. Aside from his praise, Janela also criticized the show for being “stale ass.”

The Bad Boy stated that short squash matches do little to elevate talent on a YouTube show. “This is what dark should be, all around competitive action packed sprints, and maybe a one longer type storyline based match weekly, he wrote.”

What that show does is nothing for anyone anymore, tbh it’s stale ass! Squash matches do nothing for anyone in 2022, especially on a YouTube show. No one wants to watch f*cking squash matches on YouTube in 2022, I understand if you’re introducing a new wrestler on tv then I’m all for squash matches. This is the reason for talent degression doing nothing but pointless bullsh*t for the sake of it.


I always made it a point to make my matches with local talents 60/40 or even 50/50, because I’m a fan myself and I know that I would never waste my time watching something presented like that & was constantly watching me get sh*ttier in ring. That’s my Wednesday morning rant!

Joey’s followers appeared to agree with everything he stated during his rant. You can check out the highlights of the Dark match, as well as Janela’s full Twitter tirade in the space below. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Ringside News.

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