Strong is no stranger to independent wrestling, having competed for various promotions such as Ring of Honor, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, and Full Impact Pro before signing with WWE in 2016.

Strong is a former ROH World Champion, PWG World Champion, FIP World Heavyweight Champion, and NXT North American Champion, among many other accolades. He is also known for his innovative and devastating backbreaker variations, earning him the nickname “The Messiah of the Backbreaker”.

After spending several years with WWE, Strong parted ways with the company in November 2022 and recently made his AEW debut on the April 26 episode of Dynamite. Strong even wrestled his first match for the company on the May 3 episode of Dynamite. It now looks like Strong is ready to return to independent wrestling.

Prestige Wrestling announced on Twitter that Roderick Strong will be part of their Black Sunshine event which will be held at The Globe Theatre in Los Angeles, California on June 18.



RODERICK STRONG makes his return to independent professional wrestling at #BlackSunshine! June 18th, 2023 Los Angeles, CA The Globe Theatre All Ages Live on IWTV at 7 PM PST!”

As of writing this article, it isn’t known whether Strong will wrestle a match at the event or if he is just making an appearance. The complete lineup for Black Sunshine is as follows:

  • Lio Rush vs. Nick Wayne
  • Taya Valkyrie vs. Killer Kelly
  • Sandra Moone vs. Rina Yamashita
  • The Motor City Machine Guns
  • Kevin Blackwood
  • Bestia 666
  • Galeno Del Mal
  • Team Filthy
  • Kidd Bandit
  • Roderick Strong

Black Sunshine promises to be a night of action-packed and thrilling wrestling, featuring some of the best talents from the independent scene and the addition of Roderick Strong will make things more interesting. Whether he will step into the ring or not, his presence alone will add to the excitement and prestige of the event. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Roderick Strong live at Black Sunshine on June 18, only on IWTV!

What are your thoughts on Roderick Strong’s return to independent wrestling at Black Sunshine? Do you think he will wrestle a match or just make an appearance? Who would you like to see him face in the future? Share your opinions in the comments below!

Sunil Joseph

Passionate pro wrestling fan. Sunil has been writing WWE content writing for over the last five years. Sunil still gets excited when he gets to tell people that he gets paid to watch pro wrestling.

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