Interview with Ring of Honor wrestler and singer Joe Hendry

Ring of Honor wrestler Joe Hendry remains upbeat and positive after a 2020 that has sidelined him back home in Scotland due to Covid travel restrictions.

Through these difficult times, Hendry has matured as a person, physically and mentally. He focused on content and reading, creating a fun and positive brand and mood.

Joe Hendry (left) with Dalton Castle in Ring of Honor. Courtesy RING OF HONOR/Photo by Zia Hiltey

He can entertain, but wrestling is his forte.

His goal in 2021, a return to Ring of Honor action.

About Joe Hendry

Hendry, 32, is from Edinburgh, Scotland, awaiting clearance from the United States to travel so he can resume his ROH adventure.

Hendry debuted in 2013 for Insane Championship Wrestling, based in Glasgow, Scotland. His initial training at Source Wrestling School, also in Glasgow.

Scotland has produced top talent including Mark Coffey, Nikki Cross, Superstar Bill Dundee, Grado, Kay Lee Ray, Drew McIntyre, Wolfgang.

Hendry also wrestled for New Generation Wrestling and Defiant Wrestling (formerly What Culture Pro Wrestling) in England, before joining the Impact Wrestling tag team. Early in his professional wrestling career, he made two appearances for WWE (a Rosebud and a Russian Diplomat). He also competed for SMASH in Canada.

A credible training team, Hendry learned from Robbie Brookside, Marty Jones, Damian Mackle (WWE‘s Killian Dane) and Mikey Whiplash.

The Prestigious One is also trained to a high standard in Judo, which has given him a strong foundation in professional wrestling skills/techniques.

How about that. At age 27, he began competing in amateur wrestling and excelled. In 2017, he won the national championships in freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling. A year later, he wrestled in the prestigious Commonwealth Games.

Away from the ring and the mat during a Covid 2020, Hendry has focused on producing original content on YouTube. His song parodies are exceptional and he has studied what works best socially with viewers.

Hey, Hendry can sing.

He is also well-educated, with a master’s degree in business and marketing. Staying positive, he read a lot in 2020, strengthening his mind, while maturing mentally and physically. It’s simple but true, you can only control what you can control.

In my video interview with Ring of Honor wrestler Joe Hendry, he discusses amateur wrestling, judo, the Olympics, song parodies, creating original content while he was away due to travel restrictions from Covid, learning what works socially and on YouTube and how the mind works and what you can control.

Hendry loves working for Ring of Honor and appreciates the company’s support. He can’t wait to come back. ROH’s style (focusing on in-ring mat action) and The Pure Title greatly impressed Hendry.

The Pure Title, another objective.

Hendry provides content for ROH on YouTube and social media.

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Jim Varsallone covers professional wrestling, something he has done since his college days in the late 1980s. Now in his fifth decade of coverage, he currently follows WWE (Raw, SmackDown and NXT), AEW, Ring of Honor , Impact Wrestling, MLW, WOW, FSCW and the Florida South Indies. He also writes MMA – mostly profile stories and video interviews with American Top Team and Sanford MMA fighters in South Florida. When it comes to pro wrestling, he writes feature stories and profile pieces, updates schedules for upcoming South Florida shows, shoots action, and interviews talent (audio and video) — sharing the content here and via social media on his Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channel. : jim varsalonne (channel jimmyv3).
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