Charismatic UK Star Joe Hendry Signs With ROH

Joe Hendry, who had been one of pro wrestling’s top free agents, has signed with Ring of Honor. The charismatic native of Edinburgh, Scotland made the announcement in a stylish YouTube video posted on his Twitter account.

The ultra-confident Hendry, a standout on the UK pro wrestling scene for the past six years, made it clear that he intends on changing the landscape.

“Joe Hendry is going to change wrestling,” he said in the video, which was shot at his palatial estate. “He’s going to change Ring of Honor. Joe Hendry’s going to change the world.”

Known as “The Prestigious One,” Hendry has competed in several matches in ROH on the company’s UK tours in recent years, including challenging for the ROH World Television Title against then-champion Silas Young last year.

“I knew in my gut I wasn’t going to be a free agent for long,” Hendry said. “So what I did was I scoured the world. Who has got the most prestigious championships in the world in the sport of professional wrestling? That led me to one place and one place only.”

In addition to his considerable skills inside the ring, Hendry has a background in music -- he writes and performs his entrance music and videos -- and has a master’s degree in business and marketing.

In describing himself, Hendry said: “Wrestler. Business person. Entrepreneur. Musician. Entertainer. … And one hell of a funny guy.”

Henry is certain to put smiles on the faces of ROH fans, but it’s unlikely that his opponents will have much to laugh about.