Darren Young

Professional Wrestler
Born Nov 2, 1983

Frederick "Fred" Rosser is an American professional wrestler, working under the ring name, Darren Young. He is currently signed to WWE, working on the SmackDown brand. He previously appeared on the first season of WWE NXT in early 2010 before a stint on the Raw brand. Prior to signing with WWE, Rosser wrestled under several ring names, including Frederick of Hollywood, Fred Rosser, and "Bonecrusher" Fred Sampson.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Darren Young.


1979 Birth Born on November 4, 1979.


2002 22 Years Old Rosser made his professional debut in 2002 and spent several years on the independent circuit, including wrestling for the Independent Wrestling Federation and Chaotic Wrestling during his early career.
2003 23 Years Old On May 17, 2003, he won his first major title when he defeated the IWF Heavyweight Championship in Woodland Park, New Jersey and held it for over half a year until losing to Roman on January 17, 2004.
2004 24 Years Old It was at a house show in Chaotic Wrestling that he was first noticed by promoter Jim Kettner and invited to compete for the East Coast Wrestling Association where he made his debut in the summer of 2004. Shortly after entering the promotion, Rosser began feuding with Prince Nana over the ECWA Mid Atlantic Championship and eventually defeated him for the title in Newark, Delaware on September 18, 2004. … Read More
2009 29 Years Old In May 2009, Rosser signed a WWE developmental contract and was sent to WWE's developmental territory, Florida Championship Wrestling, under the name Darren Young. … Read More


2010 30 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 16, 2010, it was announced that he would be competing as part of the first season of WWE NXT, and mentored by CM Punk.
In March 2011, Young was selected as one of six former NXT contestants to return to the show in its fifth season, NXT Redemption. … Read More
2012 32 Years Old Young and O'Neil would feud with Percy Watson and Alex Riley in February 2012, defeating them twice. … Read More
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