The Undisputed Era emerged to become one of the most popular factions in the WWE. The stable made their debut at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III back in August 2017, initially featuring Adam Cole, Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly. Now, Bobby has revealed the reason behind the addition of the group’s fourth member, Roderick Strong.
Roderick Strong became the fourth member of the Undisputed faction nearly a year later after betraying his then partner Pete Dunne at Pete Dunne, at TakeOver: New Orleans. The original three members went on to team up again as a unit in AEW going by the name The Undisputed Elite, while Roddy remained a part of NXT.
“I tore my ACL, I don’t remember when exactly chronologically, but when that happened, the discussion was, ‘Okay, well we might add somebody so that you guys can just keep rolling,’ and then I would do my rehab and everything. I’d still be in the picture, but they could have somebody to go out there and perform. We had joked like, ‘Well, yeah, the only person that could be is Roddy.’ We didn’t know that’s what they would do because he was one of our opponents in the first WarGames.”
Bobby Fish had a brief stint at IMPACT Wrestling recently after his contract with AEW expired in August 2022. Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly are still a part of the AEW roster, and Roderick Strong continues to perform in WWE. Fish is preparing for a pro boxing fight in Dubai, claiming to have signed two fight deal, with the match being contested under MMA and Kickboxing rules.
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