Booker T Calls Joey Janela's Flaming Boot Spot The Stupidest Thing He's Ever Seen
Booker T on Joey Janela's flaming boot
A spot almost went badly wrong over the weekend during Joey Janela's Deathmatch against Drew Parker at GCW Maniac after The Bad Boy connected with a Superkick while his boot was on fire. Janela managed to hit the move without any issues but a fire extinguisher wasn't on hand to put the fire out and the former AEW talent's boot was smothered in flames before the referee and other ringside officials extinguished the fire with bottles of water.
Speaking about the moment on his Hall Of Fame Podcast, five-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion called the flaming superkick "the stupidest thing I've ever seen in my career."
"I'm always willing to say in somebody's face what I'm willing to say on this show. Joey Janela, that was the stupidest thing I've ever seen in my career. I'm serious because the thing is, he didn't have a boot where it could actually fend off the flames for a minute. He had a kick pad on and a tennis shoe. He put so much damn lighter fluid on his foot, it probably soaked all the way through to his foot," Booker T said.
"That right there just embodies what I talk to my young students about. If that's the route you want to go, that's on you, but plan on working that scene forever, because this is not stuff they do in the major leagues. It's the light bulbs, you know, just doing something just for the hell of it," he continued.
"I don't know if that's something in a video game. It has to be something you know, a fire punch or a fire kick. It has to be something from some video game for someone to even think about trying to do it. It just makes zero sense, and that's what I try to teach my wrestlers to stay away from. Don't go that route, because at the end of the day, you're not going to make a whole lot of money doing it and you could screw something up permanently doing something like that."
Janela addressed Booker's comments, tweeting: "Sheesh coming from the guy who also had fire on his gear for half his career..On that note, I'll see myself out. Also booker is correct."
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