Anthony Bowens has become a master of scissoring since joining AEW – now, Fred Rosser wants a slice of the action.
It goes without saying that The Acclaimed, the pairing of Max Caster and Anthony Bowens, are popular among fans. Part of this can be put down to the duo’s immaculate charisma and general likability, with Bowens often making fans go wild with his scissoring. Performed with Billy Gunn up until recently, ‘The Five Tool Player’ will need to find another partner.
Look no further than Fred Rosser. The former Darren Young has admitted to wanting to be scissored by Bowens, on top of wrestling him at some point. ‘Mr No Days Off’ explained his desire to meet Bowens in the ring while chatting to Forbes’ Alfred Konuwa:
“As Vince McMahon would say, ‘never say never in the World Wrestling Entertainment.’ That’s my worst Vince McMahon impersonation, but never say never. Anthony, he’s making moves in AEW. I would love him to scissor me, but you’ve got to understand that when he gets in the ring with ‘Mr No Days Off’, I’m a different breed. My style is different. You can’t prepare for me.”
Signed to WWE between May 2009 and October 2007, Fred Rosser achieved one run as WWE Tag Team Champion alongside Titus O’Neil during his run, as well as an allegiance in The Nexus. He was let go following the 2017 Hell in a Cell pay-per-view, having most recently been mentored by Bob Backlund.
Rosser is now signed to New Japan Pro-Wrestling, where he performs on their STRONG brand. Given the current working relationship between NJPW and All Elite Wrestling, a match between Fred Rosser and Anthony Bowens doesn’t seem too far off the mark:
“A bucket list of mine is definitely working in Japan, doing Forbidden Door in Japan and maybe someday working with AEW. I’ve made it public that they said no to me, not once, but twice. And WWE also said no to me over 40 times. I did not take no for an answer, I put my head down and went to work.”
Fred Rosser is currently the STRONG Openweight Champion in New Japan after dethroning the inaugural champion Tom Lawlor in May, though the match aired just a couple of weeks ago. He’s slated to defend the title against Big Damo on 30 July.