Roderick Strong has been a cornerstone of Ring of Honor for years. Even if it ended today, his ROH career would be legendary. He is a Triple Crown Champion: one of only 2 men to hold the ROH Tag Team, Television, and World Championships. As a new generation of stars works their way into Ring of Honor, many of them hope to emulate Strong's success and longevity.
ALEXANDER VS STRONG @ SCOH 8 IN NEW ORLEANS
FRI, APRIL 4TH, 2014
Roderick Strong has a problem with that.
In the eyes of Roderick Strong, the latest crop of professional wrestlers has lost the respect they should have for this sport and the men who came before them. Men like Strong himself and men like Jimmy Jacobs or BJ Whitmer. That's why Strong, Whitmer, and Jacobs banded together and revealed their new alliance at Final Battle 2013. Calling themselves The Decade, this group claims to stand for the honor and respect ROH has lost.
Needless to say, The Decade's campaign has sent a message to all the up and coming ROH athletes. Some, like Adam Page, have chosen to bow their heads to The Decade's criticism. Page now follows behind the group, a development that The Decade claims is his chance to "earn" his place in Ring of Honor "the right way."
Other young ROH stars have taken a stand against The Decade, as they believe they are not only respectful and honorable in every way, but that they've "earned" their opportunities through talent and hard work - the same way men like Roderick Strong and Jimmy Jacobs worked their way to where they are now. To some in the as ROH locker room, The Decade's obsession with respect and superiority is a reflection of their own growing paranoia about the amazingly talented athletes breaking into Ring of Honor right now.
Cedric Alexander has become The Decade's biggest target. Arguably the fastest rising young athlete in ROH, Cedric's show stealing matches continue to impress, especially considering his relatively few years wrestling professionally. Cedric has proven he deserves to be in Ring of Honor - or he's proven that to everyone except Roderick Strong and The Decade.
Rather than let Cedric Alexander's incredible work speak for itself, The Decade has decided he hasn't subscribed to the traditional code of the locker room and therefore needs to be taught to get in line. And Cedric has fought back, antagonizing Strong by using some of Strong's trademark backbreakers (a traditional sign of disrespect) and refusing to be pushed around.
But at Supercard of Honor, Strong and Alexander finally get the chance to argue their different philosophies - in an ROH ring. Now official: on April 4th in New Orleans, it will be Cedric Alexander vs. Roderick Strong! In the past year, Cedric has gained momentum by going toe-to-toe with some of the best athletes and biggest challenges in pro wrestling. But in New Orleans, he takes on perhaps his most monumental challenge yet when he fights to defend the new generation of ROH stars and prove that Ring of Honor is truly the best wrestling on the planet: not just today, but in the future.
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SUPERCARD OF HONOR VIII
Friday April 4, 2014
John A. Alario Sr. Event Center at the Bayou Segnette Sports Complex
2000 Segnette Blvd. - Westwego, LA 70094
Bell time - 7:30pm
**Main Event - Ladder War 5 for the ROH World Championship**
Adam Cole vs Jay Brisoce
Roderick Strong vs Cedric Alexander
Signed to Appear...
- ROH World TV Champion: Tommaso Ciampa
- Forever Hooligans (Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov)
- Mark Briscoe
- "Unbreakable" Michael Elgin
- "Mr. Wrestling" Kevin Steen
- Jay Lethal
- Michael Bennett w/ Maria Kanellis
- reDRagon (Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish)
- The DECADE’s BJ Whitmer & Jimmy Jacobs
- Matt Taven
- "The Last Real Man" Silas Young
- Adrenaline RUSH (ACH & Tadarius Thomas)
- "The Barrister" RD Evans