End of Heartache
NXT Tag Team Champion, NXT North American Champion
Roderick Strong: Bio
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. Once he joined the black-and-yellow brand, Strong continued to exemplify a noble fighting spirit as he searched doggedly for his first taste of championship gold in WWE.
Strong’s once-honorable demeanor, however, took a dark turn at NXT TakeOver: New Orleans, when he betrayed teammate Pete Dunne in the final match of the 2018 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic and joined The Undisputed ERA, a team that had long pursued Strong’s services.
As a member of NXT’s most opportunistic crew, Strong appears better positioned than ever before to reach new heights in sports-entertainment — by hook or by crook.