Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport featuring Shayna Baszler marked significant crossover between WWE and the independent wrestling scene. A lot of stars from pro wrestling have competed at the Bloodsport events but Joe Hendry is not one of them and it appears this has left him frustrated.

Josh Barnett has brought in various stars for his Bloodsport shows, including Jon Moxley, Shayna Baszler, and Nic Nemeth. Joe Hendry, who won the British Senior National Championships in freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling, would actually be a solid fit for the event.

While speaking with Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp, Joe Hendry expressed his interest in competing in Bloodsport. He stated his frustration at not having been part of the event yet, despite his enthusiasm for it. Hendry mentioned that he has even considered learning catch wrestling to compete in Bloodsport, believing he could bring something unique to the table and surprise audiences.

Joe Hendry also emphasized his respect for Josh Barnett and his approach to professional wrestling as a sport, expressing a strong desire to participate in Bloodsport in the future.


100%. I’ve put it out publicly. At this point, I feel I have to go and genuinely…I don’t want to say this but it’s pissing me off. Josh Barnett, it’s pissing me off that I’m not on Bloodsport. I have to do Bloodsport. I was genuinely tempted to go and learn catch wrestling and compete. I couldn’t do it now, but there was a time where I thought, I really want to do Bloodsport. I think I could have so much fun with it. I could surprise people. I can bring something to the table business wise. I think people would be shocked and enjoy the match. I have a lot of respect for Josh and what he’s done for the sport of professional wrestling. That’s how he approaches it. He approaches it as a sport. I would very much enjoy it. You got the headline. I’ve already said it. It pisses me off that I haven’t done Bloodsport.”

Apart from Shayna Baszler, The Creed Brothers will also be participating in the upcoming Bloodsport event. Regardless, only time will tell whether Joe Hendry will get his wish and eventually compete at a Bloodsport event.

What’s your view on what Joe Hendry had to say about his frustration at not being in a Bloodsport event? Do you feel he will do a good job at it? Let us know in the comments section below!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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