News regarding Roderick Strong’s WWE departure following debut on AEW Dynamite

As seen during the April 26th 2023 edition of AEW Dynamite, Roderick Strong made his debut with the company. In regards to Strong’s WWE departure, Fightful Select stated that WWE was quiet about Strong’s status for months. Fightful noted the following…

“WWE talent we spoke to revealed that they believed his contract was set to run until the following year, but this information has not been officially confirmed. Recently, 2K was instructed to remove Roderick Strong from their wrestling game.”

Fightful added WWE had reportedly considered having Strong work as a coach for the remainder of his contract but Strong had not been seen at the Performance Center for “some time.” When Strong made his appearance on Dynamite, he was still listed as part of WWE’s active roster on the company’s website.

Dave Meltzer of said the following about Strong’s Dynamite appearance…

“That was a shock to a lot people in WWE. I know that there were people who knew his contract was up, but most people didn’t know that.”

Strong’s AEW theme song is “End of Heartache” by the band Killswitch Engage.