Roderick Strong (my NXT man-crush) wrestled this smiling British lad in navy-blue speedo — Tyler Bate — on the 1/31/18 episode of NXT. As you will see below, the match was set up to showcase Roderick’s kick-ass masculine power and reiterate his claim to the nickname: Messiah of the Backbreaker.
The British cutie twirls round and round, making our Messiah look like a helpless, dizzy jobber. Roderick’s white trunks only add to his apparent vulnerability.
This move depicts how smooth and confident Roderick behaves in the ring. He takes his wrestling so seriously, and snaps off his moves with such precision, that I think he must be one of the most talented pro wrestlers on the planet right now. He is definitely a pleasure to watch in action, at least for me.
I’m obsessed with Strong’s back these days which Bate is groping as he endures this gorgeous OTK Backbreaker. It is so tan, V-shaped, and often sweat-soaked. Of course the Messiah of the Backbreaker should himself have an invincible back.
Roddy bends Bate across his own powerful back, Bow & Arrow style! Bate is placed on display and I love it!
Some reviewers are calling this move the “Modified Gory Special” but I am calling it the “Roddy Special” and I hope he uses it all the time.
Bate did a fine job as the eager British Baby-Face, outmatched by the big, bad American bully. After 15 years in the ring, Roddy is now the seasoned veteran, here to teach these young bucks who is Boss.
Here is the Messiah’s killer finisher — a Suplex lift up, followed by dropping him across your bent knees. I believe he calls this move the “End of Heartache.”
This is also the End of Tyler Bate, who lays still and permits Strong to easily pin him.
Roderick stands over his beaten prey in a pose of threatening dominance. If that Roddy Special move earlier didn’t finish you off, this homo-erotic victory pose may do the trick. The dominant predator gazes at his young prey’s inviting and utterly subdued body.
This match earns two stiff thumbs up from me — definitely entertaining. Roddy delivered, as usual, tons of intense back abuse, and Tyler was just as cute as a button in his distress and defeat. NXT is killing it right now.