Impact Wrestling’s Digital Media Champion Joe Hendry recently sat down with Cultaholic to discuss a wide range of topics. Hendry defeated Brian Myers (formerly Curt Hawkins in WWE) to capture the belt on the Impact episode that aired on November 10th, 2022.
Hendry talked about how his theme song came together, what it’s like working with some of Impact’s veterans, and defending his title overseas at independent promotions. You can read some highlights of his interview below:
How his unique theme song came to be: “You wanna hear something wild? I’ve had that theme song since 2019. I had it in Ring of Honor but I think it wasn’t connected to the gimmick, if you know what I mean, whereas now it is. So now, ‘say his name and he appears,’ we actually worked that into the vignettes…. I actually modeled it on ‘International Love’ by Pitbull. And what I used for the first section, believe it or not, when I was in a band and things were going really terribly, we always used to make this joke like, ‘we should just make music like Pitbull and name a bunch of places.'”
Working with Impact’s veterans: “Tommy [Dreamer] is super honest with his feedback, as well, which is great because he cuts right to the chase. Tommy is amazing at a lot of the things that I need to work on, so I feel like I’ve got experts in every area that I need feedback…The other week, I sat down with Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley to talk about my moveset, and how things would be structured. It’s a ridiculous level of expertise that’s around you at all times.”
His plans on defending the Digital Media title internationally: “I will be defending the Impact Wrestling Digital Media Championship for, what I believe, might be the first time in the UK. I don’t know if Cardona did in the UK when he was last here in the UK, he might well have done… I just defended it in Poland, that was awesome. So yeah, now taking it to North Wrestling on Friday, so looking forward to it.”
You can listen to the interview in its entirety here: