Joe Hendry’s Life Changing Moment With John Cena Long Before He Became a Star

Joe Hendry is quickly becoming known to the WWE Universe, especially due to his recent appearance in NXT. Because of his popular entrance song, “I Believe in Joe Hendry”, he now has a wider following around the world. However, the Scottish wrestler used to be a young teenager who adored WWE. He recently shared a sweet anecdote about how his best friend set up a call with John Cena when he was just 15 years old.

Joe Hendry said he unfortunately couldn’t go to a WWE show with his friend when he was 15 in an interview with Chris Van Vliet for the Insight Podcast. Surprisingly, Cena accepted his friend’s request to speak with him on the phone during the meet and greet. The 36-year-old celebrity remembered spending ten minutes with him and had faith in his ability to win the world title at WrestleMania.

“Me and John Cena talked for 10 minutes and he let me tell him about my thoughts on creative and he let me have that moment in the conversation when I’m sure the queue was endless.”, stated Hendry. He further stated how he learned how to keep your fan base happy because of that incident and it changed his life. The Scottish wrestler added further “…you must remember that every interaction you have can be infinitely important.”

Joe Hendry names John Cena as one of his inspirations in the wrestling industry.

The TNA Superstar stated how The Rock introduced him to the world of WWE and how he liked his promos over time. When talking about someone who inspires him every day to continue his work, his answer was the Cenatian Leader. “For me, John Cena is the person I draw from the most in what I’m trying to do here. He is the person I am inspired by.”, said Joe about his current inspiration in the world of wrestling. Hendry further stated how Cena’s mindset helped him be a better performer.

Cena’s mentality of entertaining the crowd without becoming the world champion is what inspired Joe to establish a unique identity for himself. He further stated how he likes to think like Cena would and loves to contribute more to the promotion.

Joe Hendry wants to face John Cena in the midst of the TNA-WWE partnership

Hendry is proud of TNA Wrestling and how it has evolved over the years. He highlighted the partnership taking place between TNA and WWE and praised Jordynne Grace’s past appearances on WWE shows. During his interview with Metro’s Alistair McGeorge, Hendry also talked about the possibility of facing The Franchise John Cena.

Joe Hendry makes NXT debut (Credits- X)
Joe Hendry makes NXT debut (Credits- X)

Jordynne Grace was in the Royal Rumble. I am inspired by that when I see that nothing is off the table. Are you going to tell me it’s impossible for me to face John Cena? You can’t tell me it’s impossible”, said the current TNA Superstar.

John Cena had his last match against Solo Sikoa at Crown Jewel 2023
John Cena had his last match against Solo Sikoa at Crown Jewel 2023 (Credit-X)

Given his great rise to stardom, WWE would surely give Hendry another look after his massive NXT viewing. In the meantime, Joe continued his rivalry with Frankie Kazarian on TNA and continues to build momentum to become one of the top stars the industry has ever seen.

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