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Pro-Wrestling News: Jim Cornette's comments on unsafe indie wrestling starts debate

Is this move really unsafe?


Joey Janela slams Jim Cornette for his comments on indie wrestling
Joey Janela slams Jim Cornette for his comments on indie wrestling (*Credits- Limitless Wrestling*)

What’s the story?

Jim Cornette weighed in on a potentially dangerous spot executed by Joey Janela at a recent indie wrestling show—


In response to Cornette’s comments on unsafe performances in the indies, the fans, as well as Janela himself, participated in the debate that ensued—



In case you didn’t know…

Jim Cornette is a veteran professional wrestling personality best known for his time in the WWE, Impact Wrestling, WCW and Jim Crockett Promotions.

Speaking of which, Cornette is well-known for often issuing controversial statements and engaging in anti-social activities; with his most recent antics including indecent public exposure.

The heart of the matter

On that note, Jim Cornette seems to have irked the indie wrestling community, especially Joey Janela.

Regardless, although several fans seemed to agree with Cornette in this case—most of them pointing out that Janela could’ve literally killed his opponent with the move—Janela himself disagreed with Cornette.

Furthermore, Janela fired back at Cornette; stating that he’s been wrestling for 12 years and never hurt anybody; besides accusing the latter of being the biggest ‘mark’ of them all. ‘Bad Boy’ Joey also revealed that he executes the Death Valley Driver off the ring apron every month.

What’s next?

Joey Janela presently performs on the independent professional wrestling circuit.

Author’s take

Well, honestly speaking, indie wrestling does bear witness to several high-risk spot-fests, but the fact remains that these performers know what they’re signing up for and are consenting adults.

Speaking from a scientific perspective, yes… moves such as the Death Valley Driver when executed from a spot such as the edge of the ring apron can, in fact, lead to severe injury or death for the recipient of the move.


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