For the first time in his life, Roderick Strong understands what it means to have something — or someone — worth fighting for.
Strong had his share of obstacles to overcome, including a messy home life. That’s why he spent his upbringing escaping to the wrestling ring set up in his backyard. Now with a family of his own, Strong spends his time in the squared circle for an entirely different reason: to give his son the life he never had.
A seasoned veteran of sports-entertainment, Strong traveled around the world for decades plying his craft, becoming an international star in the process. Armed with an encyclopedic knowledge of devastating backbreakers, he’s left a pile of broken men in his wake wherever he goes.
Strong is no stranger to some of WWE’s biggest Superstars. Before his arrival in NXT in 2016, he waged war against the likes of AJ Styles, Daniel Bryan, Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Shinsuke Nakamura, Samoa Joe, Sami Zayn and more. The Messiah of the Backbreaker debuted in NXT in October 2016, joining forces with longtime friend and partner Austin Aries to enter the second Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.
Since then, Strong has paved a path of success in singles competition while embracing his new life journey as a father. As a result, Strong is even more determined to reach the top of NXT and cement his legacy as one of the squared circle’s best.
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