AEW Star Reveals Unique Inspiration For Ear-Splitting Antics

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An AEW veteran wrestler has commented on how they got inspiration from a family member that was used for some interesting character development.

Roderick Strong is a part of the Undisputed Kingdom stable in All Elite Wrestling along with his good friend Adam Cole, Wardlow, Matt Taven and Mike Bennett. The group was officially revealed at the AEW Worlds End PPV on December 30th, but the seeds were planted months earlier.

In the summer and fall of 2023, Strong had a different role as a guy who claimed he had a neck injury. Strong claimed he was “Neck Strong” while wearing a neckbrace for a ridiculously long amount of time while Taven & Bennett wheeled him around in a wheelchair on AEW television shows.

Strong was also known for shouting “ADAM” at his friend Cole, who had bonded with former AEW World Champion Maxwell Jacob Friedman (MJF) as best friends. Strong kept telling Cole that MJF was not a good guy and shouting “ADAM” constantly.

During an interview with Chris Van Vliet on YouTube, Roderick Strong admitted that he got the idea to shout “Adam” from his young son.

“Some of the production people started coming who worked behind the scenes. And they’re like, yeah, the fans are screaming it before the show. It’s like, whoa. Then I was just like, Oh my God, because a lot of stuff was pre-taped and or, you know, filmed off-site. So then, like, the first time that I got to really, like after a stretch go out in front of the people. And I was like, Oh, my God, this is ridiculous. And it’s and it’s kind of funny, because whatever, like the yelling happened. But then it was like, I can’t just yell everything.”

“It’s funny because my son does the thing when he’s fired up. And he’s so mad. He just will yell one of the words he’s saying. Sometimes it’s the right word. Sometimes it’s not. And then he just talks really calm afterwards. And I thought, like, oh, man, that’s hilarious. So that’s kind of the yelling and then like this monotone speaking was kind of just mimicking him.”

Roderick Strong To Challenge For AEW International Title At Revolution

At AEW Revolution on March 3rd, Roderick Strong will get a chance to win his first singles title in AEW when he challenges Orange Cassidy for the International Title. On the most recent episode of AEW Dynamite, Strong did a cheap shot attack on Cassidy after a match when he hit the Orange one with a running knee to the jaw.

The lineup for AEW Revolution is below.

* AEW Tag Team Championships in a Tornado Tag Team Match: Sting & Darby Allin (c) vs. The Young Bucks – Matthew & Nicholas Jackson

* AEW World Championship: Samoa Joe (c) vs. “Hangman” Adam Page vs. Swerve Strickland

* AEW Continental Crown Championship: Eddie Kingston (c) vs. Bryan Danielson

* TNT Championship: Christian Cage (c) vs. Daniel Garcia

* AEW Women’s World Championship: Toni Storm (c) vs. Deonna Purrazzo

* International Championship: Orange Cassidy (c) vs. Roderick Strong

* FTR – Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler vs. Blackpool Combat Club – Jon Moxley & Claudio Castagnoli

* Will Ospreay vs. Konosuke Takeshita

* All-Star Scramble Match: Chris Jericho vs. Wardlow vs. Powerhouse Hobbs vs. Lance Archer vs. Hook vs. Brian Cage vs. TBA vs. TBA

There could be more matches added before the show takes place.