Fred Rosser, formerly known as Darren Young in WWE, wrestled for the promotion from 2005 to 2017. Fred Rosser debuted during season 1 of NXT as a “rookie.” Like all the other rookies, he was assigned a pro that would serve as a mentor throughout the season. Fred Rosser’s pro was non-other than CM Punk.

During a recent interview with Insider’s Edge, Fred Rosser discussed what it was like to have CM Punk as his mentor during NXT. He even narrated an incident where CM Punk showed his support for Fred Rosser after he came out as gay.

“He came up to me in catering, and he was all iced up and he told me to stand up in catering. I stood up and he gave me a hug, and he told me after I had came out on television, that if I had any issues with anyone in the locker room to let him know, that he had my back. So I was like, ‘Wow.’ It was that minute that I realized that my story was a big deal, and that at the time he did have my back.”

Fred Rosser was released from WWE in 2017. Following his release, he has plied his trade in the independent circuit. Currently, Fred Rosser wrestlers for NJPW where he is their current NJPW Strong Openweight Champion.


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Sunil Joseph

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