Joe Hendry says IMPACT Wrestling has the best TV wrestling product in the business, and he's looking forward to contributing to it.
Hendry previously competed for IMPACT in 2018. He was then briefly featured in Ring of Honor before the COVID-19 pandemic restricted international travel. He has continued to compete, and the Scottish star recently signed with IMPACT Wrestling. On the September 15 episode of IMPACT Wrestling, Hendry was featured in a vignette which teased his looming arrival.
In an interview with Greg Oliver of Slam Wrestling, Henry discussed landing in IMPACT, and he shared his belief that the company's television product is unmatched in the wrestling world.
“I absolutely believe that IMPACT Wrestling has the best TV wrestling product in the game right now. The team they have, their vignettes are just next level, like the creativity, the quality, those vignettes, they look like movies. I’m very excited about that company. … I know it sounds obvious, but it’s a pro wrestling show. It feels like it is an authentic wrestling show, where you can just watch, you can lose yourself for a few hours and just enjoy," Hendry said.
Henry has worked hard to get to this point; after ROH went on hiatus, his work visa expired, so he opted to take matters into his own hands and take care of the situation.
“It’s a rare thing for a wrestler to actually do it themselves. I actually paired up with my agent Bill Behrens, he’s one of the best, if not the best agent in the game. I said to him, ‘This is my game plan. This is what I want to do. This is what I’ll have to do to get it done.’ And luckily for me, he was very patient. We’ve got some great lawyers, and we did it ourselves. So I’m really proud of what efforts that myself and Bill have put forward," he said.
To elaborate, Hendry described how he has been working all day in an effort to get the money together and secure his visa. He also called the experience a "huge sacrifice."
“It’s a bit of a whirlwind. I have a lot of business projects that I’m working on. I basically work, honestly, I’m not joking when I say my day starts, like, some days start at 6 a.m., and I’ll finish up at the gym at three in the morning. It’s pretty crazy to be running on three, four hours sleep to get this deal done, to get the money together, get the visa done. It’s taken a lot of sacrifice. I really haven’t been doing a lot of socializing. I really haven’t seen family all that much. This has been a huge sacrifice, it’s literally just working multiple jobs," Hendry said.
That said, he expressed his satisfaction with the way his efforts are paying off, as he is able to travel the world and do what he loves.
“It’s weird, even in spite of all that, I have this crazy sense of satisfaction that all the sacrifice is paying off. The fact that I’m just going to get on a plane on Friday and come over to Toronto to perform, there really is no privilege like professional wrestling for me, to go other places in the world and showcase what you do," he said.
As for the new chapter of his career with IMPACT, Hendry made it clear that he's excited about having the opportunity to entertain.
“I’m just ready to entertain. At the end of the day, that’s what it is for me. I just give absolutely everything to entertain the fans. I’m just excited to do that at the highest level," he said.
In other IMPACT news, Eddie Edwards recently stated that he thinks Honor No More could potentially be the greatest faction in the company's history. You can check out his comments here.
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