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BY ROSS W BERMAN IV of Wrestlinginc.com /APRIL 26, 2023 9:41 PM EST
Roderick Strong has come to All Elite Wrestling.

On the most recent edition of “AEW Dynamite,” the former WWE NXT Cruiserweight Champion took to the ring to save his friend Adam Cole, as well as Bandido and AEW International Champion Orange Cassidy from an assault by the Jericho Appreciation Society. AEW President Tony Khan then took to Twitter to announce that Strong was officially signed to the promotion, giving him the official “Roderick Strong Is All Elite” graphic.

Strong was reportedly still under contract with WWE as late as March of this year, though the former WWE NXT Tag Team Champion had requested his release on numerous occasions and been denied. Strong joins fellow Undisputed Era member Cole in the promotion, as well as fellow UE member Kyle O’Reilly, who was not present for Strong’s debut, as he still remains recovering from surgery.