Tommy Dreamer: I Wanted Fred Rosser In WWE, They Told Me He Looked Too Much Like John Cena

Tommy Dreamer was always high on Fred Rosser, but WWE saw a little too much John Cena in him.

Speaking on his House of Hardcore podcast, Dreamer discussed how he was always high on Rosser (Darren Young in WWE), but an odd trait that kept him from getting hired.

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"I tired to get [Rosser] hired forever. He was one of those guys that was always on the bubble. It was always, 'Hey man, you have to get in better shape. Hey, you're a little chubby, you're a little this, you're a little that.' He wrestled a long time before he got signed, but he was always so good. One time, they told me looked too much like John Cena. I was like, 'He's black, how can he look like John Cena?' 'In the face and body. I remember, Corey Graves looked too much like CM Punk and then they said, 'Change your hair.' He shaved his head and looked too much like Randy Orton. These are the things they would think about and you can't win with these guys. Happy they all got signed," said Dreamer.

Rosser worked dark matches for WWE in the mid-2000s before signing a developmental contract in 2009 and appearing on the first season of NXT.

Rosser, as part of the Nexus, would feud with Cena during their time in WWE. Rosser is set to take part in the WWE Untold documentary on the Nexus.

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