Exclusive: Darren Young Says He's Reached Out To AEW And ROH About Working There

Darren Young hasn't been seen on cable TV wrestling since roughly 2016, but he's not giving up on making that change.

Fred Rosser, the former Darren Young, was released by WWE in 2017 after an injury sidelined him much of the year. Even before that, he hadn't been used much on television after his association with Bob Backlund was abandoned. However, he's made efforts to reach out to several companies to get back in the saddle again.

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"Any interview I take, I let the people know I'm interested. ROH, New Japan, AEW -- I'm 35 and I feel alive. I've reached out to Brandi Rhodes in AEW. I've reached out to Sonny Kiss to see if he wants to team up with me and he seemed excited. I sent ideas to Brandi from AEW. I sent out feelers to ROH. In wrestling, we're professional waiters. We wait on the rental car, at the air port. I didn't just get off the football field and go to the Performance Center. I grinded on the independents from 2002 to 2009. There were 75 guys and girls I beat out at my tryouts. I know what it's like to cut my teeth and all that," he told Fightful in an exclusive interview. 

Young is still competing on the independent circuit. He appeared with former Nexus members Justin Gabriel and Michael Tarver for a reunion at CHIKARA, and wrestled some high profile opponents for BTW last year. Since then, he's not been as active in 2019.


You can see our full interview with Darren Young above, where he talks about Vince McMahon's reaction to him coming out. 

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