Roderick Strong announced that he will be leaving the Ring of Honor promotion following Saturday’s television taping. “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,” Strong stated in quotes published by the company.
“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.” Read the full story at ROHwrestling.com
Powell’s POV: There are plenty of quotes from Strong in the actual ROH story, so be sure to check it out. It does not indicate what the future holds for Strong. He has worked WWE tryouts, and I know TNA has expressed interest in him, so it will be interesting to see where the man who was known as Mr. ROH will land. We noted a while back in Dot Net Weekly that Moose is also expected to be leaving the promotion. In his case, all signs point to him starting with WWE developmental in September.
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