Joe Hendry On ROH's Bubble, When He Expects To Be Back In The U.S. For ROH

If it were up to him, Joe Hendry would be on his way to ROH stateside today, but that's not the case.

Hendry has been in the United Kingdom for some time and has not been wrestling for the promotion since it started doing matches again. Speaking to the Last Minute Wrestling Podcast, Hendry spoke on not getting to be in the United States and gave credit to the company for how its handling its own version of "the bubble." When asked about a timetable for his return, Hendry said it could come in early 2021.

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“If it was up to me I'd be on a plane or a boat tomorrow. It's difficult because the borders are somewhat closed but the embassy can make exceptions and I believe we can make a strong case to make that exception. Here’s where you gotta get ROH a lot of credit. They’ve got this bubble in which everything is meticulously tested, everything is top notch, but to be that safe and precise everything has to be thought out and planned logistically [...] they have to go back and forth with the commission on who’s gonna be there, how long they gonna be isolating and all that. I don’t have any exact date on when I'll be back yet, but my best guess is early 2021," Hendry said.

Hendry would also go on to talk about ROH's loyalty to Hendry, not only keeping him under contract but also helping create content for the promotion's YouTube channel.

“That is a loyalty for me that will not be forgotten and will be reciprocated [...] by the time I get back there I might have not wrestled for them for a year. A year! How easy would have been for Ring Of Honor to just go ‘Sorry Joe!’ you know? Would have been completely in the rights to do so, but they go: ‘You know what? We got something here for you!’ and I appreciate that. It goes beyond money for me," Hendry said.

The full podcast can be heard at this link. Credit to Frank Mandolini of the Last Minute Wrestling Podcast for the quotes.

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