Titus O’Neil says he’s “extremely proud” of his ex-tag partner’s massive win in NJPW Strong.
Fred Rosser (Darren Young) has defeated Tom Lawlor to become the new NJPW Strong Openweight Champion.
Rosser is best known for his time in WWE, where he wrestled under the name Darren Young. During his run with the company, he became the first openly gay wrestler in WWE history, going on to become a huge advocate for the LGBTQ+ community.
One person who’s very proud of Rosser’s recent achievements is his former Prime Time Players’ partner, Titus O’Neil.
Speaking with Wrestling Inc.’s Nick Hausman, Titus commented on his former partner’s massive win and said that he’s “extremely proud” of him. He also revealed that he and Rosser have remained friends to this day and that he’s even more proud of “his evolution as a human being.”
“He went from being this guy that didn’t want to really talk in front of the camera to now, being an advocate and being an adversary to so many different causes,” he said. “… He’s a wonderful human being, a great competitor in the ring, an even greater person outside of it, so to see his success and for him to be a part of my family away from WWE is very special.”
O’Neil and Rosser won the WWE Tag Team Championships while teaming together as The Prime Time Players. After Rosser was released from his WWE contract in 2017, he went on to compete in Chikara: King of Trio’s tournament the following year. Rosser signed with NJPW in June.
H/t – Wrestling Inc.