Former ROH World, Tag Team and Television Champion Roderick Strong will be finishing up with Ring of Honor this Saturday in Concord, North Carolina at their TV taping. In a post on the ROH website, Strong said the following:

“After seeing ROH for the first time I immediately went and put “Wrestle for ROH” at the top of my goals,” said Strong. “It was everything I wanted as a fan. As a wrestler, I knew getting there and staying there would be a difference maker for my career. As I prepared to walk through the curtain, all I could think was, ‘don’t screw this up!’ Honestly, I felt I was still very young but I couldn’t be more prepared for whatever opportunity I would be given.”

On why he remained with ROH for so long, Strong commented, “ROH was everything great about wrestling to me, getting the most talented people together to push each other and come up with super-unique and interesting things to make the product stand out. They gave me my first real chance to grow and had the confidence in letting me fail or succeed. ROH will always mean the world to me.”

The article covered Strong’s different ROH title runs and he noted, “Believe it or not, when I lost the World title to Eddie Edwards, it was a very special moment for both of us. Looking back, I realized I was happy that I could be a part of a landmark moment for his career. Losing the TV title to Adam Cole also holds a special place in my heart. To see the crowd react the way they did and making him really earn it was awesome. To be a part of their moments is something ROH gave me and I will never forget.”

On his run and the decision to leave, Strong said, “I want to be able to personally thank everyone, from the new fans that just found ROH, to the fans that have followed me from the beginning. Ring of Honor is more than just a company to me. It’s my family, I started as 20-year-old kid just looking for an opportunity to learn and grow as a performer. Now I stand here after 12 and a half years loving it just as much, if not more than when I came in. I want to thank you for your patience as you watched me grow over time. I want to thank you for the cheers, the boos and the passion you showed me. Most importantly I want to thank you personally for always supporting the greatest company in the world, Ring of Honor. I hope to see everyone this Saturday in Concord”

To read the entire interview, click here.

PW Insider reports that Moose, who was at the last NXT Takeover in Orlando earlier this month, looks to be leaving ROH at the end of August

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