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TNA’s Joe Hendry makes brief WWE NXT debut, eliminated by former AEW star

Say his name and he appears… but apparently not for long when it comes to the battle royale of the Number One Contender on ‘WWE NXT’. TNA Wrestling’s Joe Hendry finally appeared on WWE’s developmental brand thanks to their growing relationship with TNA, and Hendry helped open the show before the match started. Hendry’s music sounded and he came down the ramp on the microphone, saying that it was 24 men and “one sensation” in the match, and that he would eliminate everyone and become NXT Champion.

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However, Hendry did not wait long for the match. He was the first man eliminated after former AEW star turned “NXT” talent “All Ego” punched Ethan Page in the face. Oro Mensah blindsided Page to distract him, and everyone else in the ring went after Hendry and dumped him over the top rope.

“Did you see that?” Hendry said in a video on WWE’s X account, where he went to Shawn Michaels in gorilla position after his elimination. ‘Was that your idea? Twenty-four other men against me? Joe Hendry vs. ‘NXT?’ You know what, Shawn, I can appear anywhere, at any time, on any show.

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Hendry became a mainstream sensation, especially in Britain, when his entrance theme and music video “I Believe in Joe Hendry” began to trend on the British charts and went viral online. Ever since WWE entered into a new relationship with TNA and brought in wrestlers like Jordynne Grace, fans have been clamoring to see Hendry on their screens for the company.