Roderick Strong Explains Origins Of Yelling “ADAM!” Getting Over In AEW


That one loudly yelled name is what helped Roderick Strong get over with the AEW fan base.

During a recent appearance on “Insight With Chris Van Vliet,” The Undisputed Kingdom member spoke about yelling Adam Cole’s first name becoming a popular catchprase that helped get him over with the fans of All Elite Wrestling.

“Some of the production people started coming [up to me] who worked behind the scenes,” he said. “And they’re like, yeah, the fans are screaming it before the show. It’s like, Woo and Adam! Then I was just like, Oh my God, because a lot of stuff was pre-taped and or filmed off-site. So then the first time that I got to really, like after a stretch go out in front of the people. And I was like, Oh, my God, this is ridiculous. And it’s kind of funny, because the yelling happened.”

He continued, “But then it was like, I can’t just yell everything. It’s funny because my son does the thing when he’s fired up and he’s so mad. He just will yell one of the words he’s saying. Sometimes it’s the right word, sometimes it’s not. And then he just talks really calm afterwards. And I thought, like, oh, man, that’s hilarious. So that’s kind of the yelling and then like this monotone speaking was kind of just mimicking him.”

Check out the complete interview via the YouTube player embedded below.