Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Roderick Strong

Roderick Strong

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Christopher Lindsey
Height & Weight:
200 Ib

Titles Won:

  • NXT North American Championship
  • NXT Cruiserweight Championship
  • NXT Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly (1), and Kyle O’Reilly (1)
  • ROH World Championship
  • ROH World Tag Team Championship – with Austin Aries
  • ROH World Television Championship (2 times)
  • AEW International Championship
  • PWG World Championship

He is an American professional wrestler currently signed to AEW. He is also known for his 13-year tenure with Ring of Honor, where he is a former one-time ROH World Champion, a two-time ROH World Television Champion, and a one-time ROH World Tag Team Champion with Austin Aries, which made him the second-ever ROH Triple Crown Champion.

He debuted as The Jester on the Floridian independent circuit before quickly changing to his current name. He worked for IPW Hardcore and NWA Florida, before debuting for ROH in September 2003. In mid-2004, Strong joined forces with Alex Shelley, Austin Aries, and Jack Evans, collectively known as Generation Next. As part of Generation Next, Strong won the ROH World Tag Team Championship with Aries. Strong later turned on Aries, forming a new faction, the No Remorse Corps, with Davey Richards and Rocky Romero. During this time, he was also competing for ROH’s sister promotion, FIP, and debuted for PWG. Strong toured Japan with Dragon Gate and Pro Wrestling Noah and had a brief stint in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in 2005.

In FIP, he won the World Heavyweight Championship three times, and the Tag Team Championship twice, once with Erick Stevens and once with Rich Swann. In PWG, he is a one-time World Champion and a three-time World Tag Team Champion, having held the title with Davey Richards, Pac, and Jack Evans respectively. In addition, he is the only wrestler to win PWG’s annual Dynamite Duumvirate Tag Team Title Tournament with two different partners (PAC in 2007 and Evans in 2008).

After signing with WWE in 2016, Strong debuted in NXT as a fan-favorite before turning into a villain and joining The Undisputed Era, where he became a two-time NXT Tag Team Champion (both with Kyle O’Reilly), a one-time NXT North American Champion and a one-time NXT Cruiserweight Champion.

Notable Feuds

w/ No Remorse Corps vs. The Resilience

vs. Michael Elgin

vs. Adam Cole

vs. Jay Lethal

Other Notable Achievements

AWF Heavyweight Championship

NWA Florida X Division Championship (3 times)

FIP Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Erick Stevens (1) and Rich Swann (1)

FIP World Heavyweight Championship (3 times)

FEW Heavyweight Championship

IPW Florida Unified Cruiserweight Championship

IPW Tag Team Championship – with Sedrick Strong

IWA East Coast Heavyweight Championship

Revolution Strong Style Tournament (2008)

LWF Heavyweight Championship

PWX Tag Team Championship – with Eddie Edwards

PWG World Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Davey Richards (1), PAC (1) and Jack Evans (1)

Dynamite Duumvirate Tag Team Title Tournament (2007) – with PAC

Dynamite Duumvirate Tag Team Title Tournament (2008) – with Jack Evans

Survival of the Fittest (2005)

Honor Gauntlet (2010)

Toronto Gauntlet (2010)

Second ROH Triple Crown Champion

SFCW Heavyweight Championship

SFCW Tag Team Championship – with Justin Venom