Roderick Strong has seemingly handed in his walking papers to NXT General Manager William Regal and is set to exit the black and gold brand.
Strong has found himself as the odd man out as the Undisputed Era fell apart at NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day. At the climax of the event, Adam Cole super kicked Kyle O’Reilly in the face before storming out on his Undisputed Era partners. This led to a ferocious Unsanctioned Match between O’Reilly and Cole at NXT TakeOver: Stand And Deliver. After wrapping his knee in a chain, O’Reilly hit the diving knee onto Adam Cole for the victory.
In the weeks between as Strong tried to talk sense into his friends, Adam Cole turned on him as well. Strong was then met with indifference by Kyle O’Reilly, the man Stong had once held the NXT Tag Team Titles with.
Roderick Strong was meant to compete in the Gauntlet Eliminator match at Stand And Deliver for a right to fight for the NXT North American Championship. However Strong walked out of NXT before that match after losing to Cameron Grimes.
On the inaugural episode of NXT on Tuesday nights, Strong returned to the show with his wife Marina Shafir. Strong handed an envelope to GM William Regal backstage before telling Regal “I’m done.”
Regal then told Strong that despite some trying times with Undisputed Era that Strong was “the ultimate professional” and was welcome back on NXT at any time.
There is no word yet on what the future holds for Roderick Strong and if he is set to debut on Raw or SmackDown imminently. He leaves NXT having held the NXT Tag Team Championships twice and as a former NXT North American Champion.