Christopher Lindsey is an American professional wrestler signed with WWE. He is best known for his work as Roderick Strong in ROH and WWE. He is a former triple crown champion in ROH. He is a former NXT North American, Cruiserweight, and Tag Team Champion.
- Professional Wrestling Career
- Championships and Accomplishments
Professional Wrestling Career
Early Years, ROH, and Independent Circuit (2000-2016)
Lindsey was trained by his father and made his debut in 2000. He began using Roderick Strong as his ring name and quickly began climbing the ranks on the independent circuit. In 2003, Strong began working for ROH. Strong became a part of Generation Next and dominated ROH. At Final Battle, Strong and Aries won the ROH World Tag Team Championship. After losing the titles, Strong formed another faction called No Remorse Corps.
In 2010, Strong defeated Tyler Black to win the ROH World Championship. Later, he defeated Jay Lethal to win the ROH Television Championship and became a triple crown champion. In 2014, Strong created another stable called The Decade and went by Mr.ROH. After feuding with Hangman Page, Strong won his second ROH Television Championship from Jey Lethal.
In 2016, Strong lost the championship and wrestled his final match for the company. During his tenure with ROH, Strong also wrestled for TNA, Dragon Gate, Pro Wrestling NOAH, Full Impact Pro, and several smaller independent promotions before signing with WWE. Strong has spent over a decade at PWG, where he won the PWG World Championship and PWG Tag Team Championship on three occasions.
In 2016, Strong made his NXT debut on began teaming up with Austin Aries. They quickly disbanded the team due to Aries's injury. In 208, he began feuding with Bobby Roode and lost. Later, he began feuding with the Undisputed Era. At TakeOver WarGames, Strong teamed up with AOP to face Undisputed Era and Sanity, where he lost.
In 2018, he teamed up with Pete Dunne for the Dusty Rhodes Classic. In the finals, he turned on Dunne and joined the Undisputed Era, and won the tournament. For the next three years, Strong was a part of the stable. Strong won the NXT Tag Team Championship on two occasions. In 2019, he defeated Velveteen Dream to become the NXT North American Championship.
In 2021, Adam Cole disbanded the group and began feuding with Kyle O'Rilley. Strong was not able to pick a side and left NXT. A few weeks later, Strong returned as a part of Diamond Mine. In the coming months, Strong won the WWE NXT Cruiserweight Championship from Kushida. In 2022, he lost the title to Carmello Hayes. Strong was last seen on NXT along with Diamond Mine.
Championships and Accomplishments
|Championship||Number of Times|
|AWF Heavyweight Championship||1|
|NWA Florida X Division Championship||3|
|FIP Tag Team Championship||2|
|FIP World Heavyweight Championship||3|
|PWG World Championship||1|
|PWG World Tag Team Championship||3|
|ROH World Championship||1|
|ROH World Tag Team Championship||1|
|ROH World Television Championship||2|
|SFCW Heavyweight Championship||1|
|SFCW Tag Team Championship||1|
|NXT Cruiserweight Championship||1|
|NXT North American Championship||1|
|NXT Tag Team Championship||2|