End of Heartache
NXT North American Champion; NXT Tag Team Champion; 2018 NXT Tag Team of the Year
Roderick Strong: Bio
Roderick Strong, The Messiah of the Backbreaker, is a chiropractor’s worst nightmare, though the thought of facing Strong inside the ring gave other NXT Superstars plenty of sleepless nights too.
These traits were honed over time. As a child, Strong sought the refuge of a backyard wrestling ring, in part to escape a chaotic home life full of parental strife. The return on his investment became clear years later as he rose steadily through the independent ranks and eventually joined NXT in 2016.
Strong soon fell in with The Undisputed ERA, a faction consisting of Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish. For the next several years, The UE ran roughshod over all competition who dared step their way and were clad in championship gold for much of their tenure together, with Strong holding the NXT Tag Team and North American Titles at various points. They also boldly broke new ground, even competing in all of NXT’s first four Men’s WarGames Matches.
As invincible and indivisible though they seemed, The Undisputed ERA weren’t spared an implosion, and in 2021, Cole hit the detonator by cruelly betraying Strong and O’Reilly. Within months of the shocking breakup, Strong announced he was “done” and gave his resignation to NXT General Manager William Regal.
Weeks later, however, Strong made his jaw-dropping return to NXT, viciously attacking Kushida alongside several other Superstars collectively known as The Diamond Mine. Now that he's seemingly the leader of his own faction, is Strong primed to take over the black-and-gold brand?