Currently in New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), Fred Rosser was in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) for over a decade.
There, he would go by the ring name of Darren Young, and during his time in WWE, he would compete in their developmental brand of NXT, become a member of The Nexus faction, and would also be a Prime Time Player with Titus O’Neil.
Fred Rosser Could Possibly Make A Return To WWE
In his recent career, Fred Rosser has been successful in NJPW’s singles division, where he is currently the Strong Openweight Champion. However, during a recent interview with “Under The Ring,” Rosser revealed discussions that he’s had with WWE about a possible comeback to the company.
“I always said just because moves aren’t being announced doesn’t mean moves aren’t being made. [I’m] always talking to WWE about what more can I do, whether it’s coaching or coming back to ‘NXT’ because it’s almost like nostalgia. It’s been over ten years since I was on ‘NXT.’ Just imagine me coming to ‘NXT’ with the Strong Openweight Champion to defend it. To just come through, I don’t have to stay.”
While in WWE, Fred Rosser was consistently teamed up with other wrestlers, however, he’s had more singles success than anything while in NJPW. Rosser noted that he would like to bring that character along with him to WWE, rather than be back in the tag team division.
“Because really my career I was always second, third, fourth. I did my thing as The Nexus as a group. I did my thing as a tag team wrestler. I did my thing with Bob Backlund, ‘Make Darren Young Great Again.’ Now, ‘New Japan Strong.’ All eyes on me. So it’s time for me to get what’s mine and I would love to come through ‘NXT’ to just wrestle some of the talent there. Again, giving back is so important today so we’ll see.”