In a highly anticipated wrestling showdown, former WWE sensation Top Dolla, known outside the ring as AJ Francis, is poised to make a dramatic return to in-ring action. His opponent? The formidable Joey Janela, an ex-star of All Elite Wrestling (AEW).
This electrifying match is slated to ignite the wrestling world in the upcoming Game Changer Wrestling event, scheduled for January 26th in Tampa, Florida. Top Dolla's journey to this moment has been nothing short of remarkable.
Following his departure from WWE, he abided by the non-compete clause, eagerly awaiting the opportunity to step back into the ring. The moment his clause expired, he made a splash in Game Changer Wrestling, targeting Janela in a move that set the stage for their upcoming confrontation.
Just Signed for January 26th in Tampa:
Andrade El Idolo
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GCW's Star-Studded Matchup
The announcement of this high-octane match was made via GCW's Twitter handle, sending ripples through the wrestling community.
Fans can expect an unforgettable night featuring not just Francis and Janela, but other wrestling luminaries such as Andrade El Idolo, Gringo Loco, Masha Slamovich, Rina Yamashita, Blake Christian, and Effy. The event, which promises to be a spectacle, will be broadcast live on FiteTV.
In a candid revelation, Top Dolla also shared a personal health struggle that has shaped his journey. In an interview with Muscle Man Malcolm, he disclosed his recent diagnosis of Diabetes, a discovery that surprisingly stemmed from an in-ring mishap on WWE SmackDown.
Recalling the incident, Francis described feeling off during the show, attributing it initially to nerves given the significance of the opportunity. However, following a botched dive, it was his chiropractor who first suggested the possibility of Diabetes, after Francis started losing sensation in his toes.
Since the diagnosis, Top Dolla has taken significant steps towards managing his health, and his imminent return to the ring is a testament to his resilience and determination. As the wrestling world gears up for this high-profile match, all eyes are on Tampa, where these two wrestling titans will clash, marking a pivotal moment in Top Dolla's inspiring comeback story.