During an interview with Fightful, Joe Hendry detailed how he ended up working with Ring of Honor. Here’s what he had to say:
I’d been working for Ring of Honor on tours here and there. But, I don’t actually think Ring of Honor knew that I was a free agent and I realized that was part of my problem. Because, without going into too many details, it suits companies sometimes to have people think that you’re going to be under contract. That’s happened a couple of times, I’m not singling anybody out there, but multiple people we’re referring to that. That’s why I made this YouTube show called Free Agent to tell people that I’m a free agent. People need to know. I had a couple options. I thought, I need to see what the lay of the land is here. I was on a conversation with my friend who edits WrestleTalk magazine. I speak to him and he’s like, “Well, what would be the ideal situation for you? Where would you want to go?” I was like, “Well, I’d want to go to Ring of Honor.” He’s like, “Right, okay.” So, we got chatting about it and then I thought about it, again reached out to some old contacts and I says, “Look, something’s come up and I’m gonna be taking a deal just now, but if you want to have a conversation before that happens. I’d love to chat.” So, Greg, whose the general manager, he’s like, “Yeah, let’s talk.” I’m not joking. We got our deal done in five minutes.
You can read the full interview HERE.