That number is one that haunted Roderick Strong for much of his ROH career because those two digits represented the number of opportunities he had to claim the World Title. That number also represented the number of times he failed to claim the championship despite his power, despite his brutal chops, despite his array of backbreakers, and despite the devastating Stronghold submission, it was a destiny that seemed as if it would forever allude Roderick. Still, in spite those defeats, in spite of what most men would consider setbacks, Roderick excelled in the face of his adversity and remained undaunted in the pursuit of his dream to someday claim the ROH World Title. This is the story of how that dream became a reality...
Picking up where "Messiah of the Backbreaker" left off, this 20 match compilation chronicles the journey Strong took to finally become Ring of Honor World Champion and the collisions with foes such as Nigel McGuinness, Austin Aries, Bryan Danielson, and Tyler Black that took him there. In addition, for the first time, Roderick sat down with the ROH cameras to discuss his thoughts and share his reflections on the matches & the opponents that he encountered along the way. Be it KENTA, Jay Briscoe, or Davey Richards, Strong has left an indelible impression on both his foes and Ring of Honor fans alike.
Witness the wars that forged this champion and hear him open up like never before. This is Roderick Strong and this is his Destiny Fulfilled...
1. Roderick Strong vs. Kensuke Sasaki...The Tokyo Summit- Tokyo, Japan 9/14/08
2. Roderick Strong vs. Nigel McGuinness (ROH World Title Match)...Driven (2008)- Boston, MA 9/19/08
3. Roderick Strong vs. Jay Briscoe...Stylin' & Profilin'- Collinsville, IL 3/13/09
4. Roderick Strong vs. Katsuhiko Nakajima ...Supercard of Honor IV- Houston, TX 4/3/09
5. Roderick Strong vs. Alex Koslov ...Take No Prisoners (2009)- Houston, TX 4/4/09
6. Roderick Strong vs. Jerry Lynn (ROH World Title Match)...A Cut Above- Dayton, OH 4/24/09
7. Roderick Strong vs. Austin Aries...ROH on HDNet Episode 7
8. Roderick Strong vs. KENTA...ROH on HDNet Episode 14
9. Roderick Strong & KENTA vs. The American Wolves (World Tag Team Title Match)...Violent Tendencies- Detroit, MI 6/26/09
10. Roderick Strong vs. Nigel McGuinness...The Final Countdown Tour: Boston- Boston, MA 9/25/09
11. Roderick Strong vs. Tyler Black...The Omega Effect- Mississauga, Ontario 11/14/09
12. Roderick Strong vs. Bryan Danielson...ROH on HDNet Episode 34
13. Roderick Strong vs. Kenny Omega...Reverse The Curse- Chicago Ridge, IL 12/5/09
14. Roderick Strong vs. Davey Richards...ROH on HDNet Episode 40
15. Roderick Strong vs. Brian Kendrick...8th Anniversary Show- New York, NY 2/13/10
16. Roderick Strong & Tyler Black vs. Austin Aries & Kenny King...ROH on HDNet Episode 49
17. Roderick Strong vs. Colt Cabana...Hate: Chapter II- Collinsville, IL 7/23/10
18. Roderick Strong vs. Austin Aries...Salvation- Chicago Ridge, IL 7/24/10
19. Roderick Strong vs. Christopher Daniels...ROH on HDNet Episode 67
20. Roderick Strong vs. Tyler Black (ROH World Title No Disqualification Match with Terry Funk as Ringside Enforcer)...Glory By Honor IX- New York, NY 9/11/10