The former Darren Young says he was told no two times by All Elite Wrestling.
Fred Rosser once headlined a SummerSlam as a member of Nexus. He's also a former WWE Tag Team Champion and made headlines in 2013 when he publicly came out as gay in an interview with TMZ.
He was released by WWE on October 29, 2017, and since then has continued to wrestle on the independents has even made appearances for New Japan of America.
In a 2019 interview with WrestlingInc., Young said his release took a tremendous toll on his mental and emotional health.
"When I got released from WWE in 2017 it broke me," Young said. "2018 opened my eyes, and 2019 I had laser-like focus, just like I had when I was chasing the dream of becoming a WWE Superstar. I've been out here in LA taking acting classes, trying to do whatever I have to do to be seen on the big screen."
Recently, Rosser took to his Twitter account to reveal that he has reached out to AEW about potentially wrestling for the promotion, but they have turned him down twice.
I get asked a lot why not @AEW? Well, I tried and I was told NOPE...NOT -- but --...besides AEW wasn’t my end goal it’s always been NJPW @njpw1972 ---- No matter what, don’t ever get overwhelmed and decide to throw in the towel. I’ve still got a lot of work to do! #blockthehate pic.twitter.com/IiT6IDK7K5— nodaysoff FRED ROSSER III (@realfredrosser) December 12, 2020
Fred Rosser has also wrestled for UWN in addition to New Japan of America. You can check out results for all of these events and events all around the globe in our results section