Roderick Strong — Makes Surprise NXT Debut in Dusty Classic Tournament (VIDEO)

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Former ROH World Champion Roderick Strong has finally arrived in NXT … making first appearance in the company as a surprise competitor in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.

Roddy joined Austin Aries — much to excitement of the audience — to defeat Otis and Tucker Knight in a Dusty Classic first round match. WWE made the official announcement afterward.

As we previously reported, Roddy left ROH back in June and it had been heavily rumored that he was WWE bound. His fiancée Marina Shafir also announced she was pregnant this month.

Strong took part in a backstage interview afterward and stayed true to his heelish ways.

Watch the video below.