Roderick Strong

Ring of Honor announced on Wednesday that Roderick Strong would be officially departing the company following the company’s upcoming television tapings in Concord, North Carolina this Saturday night.

Strong, who has been with ROH for nearly 13 years, spoke at length in an interview on ROHwrestling.com about his upcoming departure and his start with the company.

“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. 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.”