What Happened To Darren Young?

What Happened To Darren Young?

I recommend that anyone who wants to feel insecure about their body (who’s kidding, you watch wrestling, you’re already there) go check out the twitter of Mr. No-Days-Off @realfredrosser.

The wrestler, formerly known as Darren Young, was released from his WWE Contract at the end of October 2017 – but has recently made a remarkable return to the ring on the Indie Circuit.

As a member of the beloved group ‘The Nexus’ in 2011, Fred Rosser first begin to make regular appearances on WWE Television (following his part in the first seasons of WWE NXT, back when it was a not-fun gameshow).

Although he went through several small character changes during his time in WWE, it was his time as one half of the Prime Time Players with Titus O’Neil which was most notable. He was always a proficient wrestler, but it was often clear that he failed to turn heads at WWE, quickly getting lost in the lower mid-card, and the shows such as Superstars and Main Event.

His dramatic change in physique isn’t unusual for wrestlers who leave the busy schedule enforced by the ever moving WWE war machine, with similar examples being visible in the likes of Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal – who both underwent massive changes in their physique before returning to the WWE.

Unfortunately for Rosser a return to WWE might not be on the cards. At 34 Years old, he is two and three years older than the previously mentioned McIntyre and Mahal – and is likely to need to turn some WWE heads back his way quickly on the indie circuits if he is interested in a return with the Vince McMahon-approved look he is now rocking.

On the flip side, it’s worth pointing out that he might not want to return. Although as fans we sometimes see WWE as the Ultimate destination – given its market share of the wrestling business – for many there are more important things to consider, and being on the road 300 days a year just isn’t worth it. In an interview on Cerrito Live earlier this year Rosser said “I’ve had a wonderful career and I’m very happy with a lot of the experiences and relationships that I’ve built through wrestling.” – which sounds like an acceptance that the WWE path is closed, if ever I have read one.

Honestly he’s looking better than ever, and from all of us at WrestleTalk, we can only wish Rosser the best in his future.


6 years ago by Wrestle Talk


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