At the NXT television tapings on Thursday evening, former Ring Of Honor World Champion Roderick Strong made his promotional debut as the mystery tag-team partner for Austin Aries in the Dusty Rhodes Tag-Team Classic.
The new NXT performer, who goes by the nickname “The Messiah of the Backbreaker,” will join Aries in hopes of lasting through the brackets and emerging the winners when the second annual NXT tag-team tournament wraps up in November.
The 2016 Dusty Rhodes Tag-Team Classic is scheduled to wrap-up with the live tournament finals at the NXT TakeOver: Toronto special, which goes down on Saturday, November 19th, airing live on the WWE Network.
For photos of Roderick Strong’s debut at tonight’s NXT television tapings, check out the following fan-posted tweets. Also included is a photo of Strong backstage at the event that WWE posted along with their own announcement of Strong’s NXT debut this evening.
Welcome to #NXTFSLive @roderickstrong!!! pic.twitter.com/4VxfSqWGal
— Will Henderson (@willh94) October 13, 2016
@roderickstrong is in the house #nxtfslive #roh pic.twitter.com/l0I7vyfDGJ
— John Betz (@JohnBetz) October 13, 2016
BREAKING NEWS: @roderickstrong has shown up tonight at FullSail Studios!!! @wwenxt