Affiliation: The House of Truth
ROH Debut: “Do or Die II” 3/13/04
ROH Title(s) Held:
ROH World Champion (9/11/10 – 3/19/11)
ROH World TV Champion (3/31/12 – 6/29/12)
ROH World Tag Champion
- W/ Austin Aries (12/17/05 – 9/16/06)
Roderick Strong has been part of the ROH roster since March 13, 2004, but his first real impact was made on May 22 at “Generation Next” when he, along with three other competitors, formed the group known as Generation Next, and shook up the Ring of Honor landscape. As part of this unit, Strong reigned as ½ of the ROH Tag Champions for 273 days, one of the longest reigns in ROH’s history, and battled his way into the top of the heap with his series of grueling bouts against Bryan Danielson. After numerous failed opportunities over the years, Roderick Strong finally achieved the pinnacle of pro wrestling when he pinned Tyler Black and became the ROH World Champion at “Glory by Honor IX” on 9/11/10. Cocky to some but confident to others, Strong, now a former ROH World Champion, is a pillar of the House of Truth. It was the guidance of Truth Martini that finally gave Roderick what he needed to capture and Strong has been obsessed with getting back to the top. With his arsenal of backbreakers, Strong has earned the nickname “Messiah of the Backbreaker”, and those devastating weapons are what he uses to wear down opponents before making them submit with the Strong Hold. And ask anyone who has ever battled him inside the ring, Roderick likely has the heaviest hands of any competitor in Ring of Honor.
It was those heavy hands that in part led Roderick to the most historic achievement of his ROH career at “Showdown in the Sun – Day 2” when he defeated Jay Lethal to claim the ROH World TV Champion. That victory made the House of Truth member only the 2nd man to claim the ROH Triple Crown, the first being Eddie Edwards when he claimed the World Title from Roderick at “Manhattan Mayhem IV”. Now Roderick looks to make his legacy as the TV champion as prestigious as his Tag & World title reigns, the only question is just how stable is his support system in the House of Truth?