Darren Young
professional wrestler
Darren Young
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.
Biography
Darren Young's personal information overview.
{{personal_detail.supertitle}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
Relationships
View family, career and love interests for Darren Young
News
News abour Darren Young from around the web
Mike Pucillo Comes Out: College Wrestling Champion Opens Up About His Sexuality In New Interview
Huffington Post Sports - almost 2 years
Former Ohio State NCAA champion wrestler Mike Pucillo opened up about his sexuality in a new interview with Open Mat's Jason Bryant. Pucillo, who was a three-time All-American and 2008 NCAA Division I Champion at Ohio State, recalled coming out as gay to his best friend and college teammate, Reece Humphrey, in the interview. According to the magazine, he is now the first openly gay Division I national champion wrestler. “I’ve always known, I guess,” Pucillo, who came out to his parents and friends just over a year ago, said. He hesitated coming out as an Ohio State competitor: “I wish I was able to be myself seven years ago while still competing in college, but it isn’t until now that I am comfortable with myself to tell my story. I want people to know that you aren’t alone. If I can just help one person get through, then I will be happy.” The 28-year-old Pucillo, who spent a year as an assistant coach at Ohio State in 2011, added: “I didn’t need to make anyone feel uncomforta ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post Sports article
Those Who Changed History but Won't Be in the History Books
Huffington Post - over 3 years
As a history teacher, I have read and taught about every figure in our textbooks and curriculum. Some are more than deserving of their recognition and immortalization in school texts nationwide, while others just happen to be very lucky that they were chosen for one reason or another. Now, as a historian, I have found that, sadly, there are far more figures throughout history whose acts, though not mentioned in books, have changed the world and lives for the better. There are so many who, though they will not be featured in history textbooks or have monuments built in their names, are as deserving as those who do. Of course, it is impossible to give credit to all those who have contributed to the betterment of mankind, but it is our job as historians and educators to ensure that these individuals and their contributions are not forgotten or lost among those we choose to make sure are remembered. Now, I am not going to be able to mention every single figure whose acts of courage and a ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
WWE Universe Night of Champions 2013 event: The most exciting event in WWE history!
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 3 years
The WWE Universe Night of Champions 2013 event was arguably the most happening event in recent WWE history. Do not be fooled, the title has no typos, there were many championships that were contested but an obvious victory has been highlighted. The following article is opinion based and contains bias, spoilers and debatable content. The Shield is still on fire! The Shield members participated in individual and cooperative matches that involved them defending their titles. In the Tag Team Championship bout, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins faced the Prime Time Players (Titus O’Neil and Darren Young). Young had been in the ... Read Full Post
Article Link:
The Express Tribune Blogs article
Martel Okonji: Raven Wrestling Wolverine? Coming-Out Consequences
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The coming-out revolution continues. Just in the last few weeks, former Cosby kid Raven-Symoné, WWE wrestler Darren Young and X-Men Origins: Wolverine teen star Troye Sivan each proclaimed his or her sexual identity to the world. What's becoming more interesting is how nonchalant and casual most of these celebrity coming-out announcements have become. Raven-Symoné just happened to mention it on Twitter in reference to the Supreme Court rulings, while Darren Young made it seem like no big deal while talking to a TMZ reporter at the airport. And the young Wolverine seemed to be the most thoughtful about how and when he would announce it to the world on YouTube. Coming out is a very personal decision, and it's not an easy decision to make. Ask any of the homeless LGBT youth who are out on the streets. Most did not have a positive experience after telling their families that they are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. As a youth advocate at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
Darren Young Coming Out in Macho WWF a 'Game-Changer'
Yahoo News - over 3 years
In a sport marked by uber-masculine moves and high drama, another professional athlete has come out of the closet, crumbling yet another barrier in the world of sports. Wrestling superstar Darren Young, whose real name is Fred Rosser, went public for the first time Wednesday...        
Article Link:
Yahoo News article
WWE wrestler Darren Young comes out to public
CBS News - over 3 years
Darren Young first WWE pro wrestler to come out; wrestling company says they support him
Article Link:
CBS News article
WWE star Darren Young: 'I'm gay'
CNN - over 3 years
WWE superstar wrestler Darren Young publicly came out as gay during an unplanned interview with the news entertainment website TMZ late Wednesday.
Article Link:
CNN article
WWE SmackDown spoilers for Nov. 23: The Survivor Series fallout show
Cageside Seats - over 4 years
WWE SmackDown returns to SyFy this coming Friday night (Nov. 23, 2012) from Grand Rapids but the show was taped, as usual, on Tuesday night. That means full spoilers are readily available if you're the impatient type who doesn't want to wait a couple days for the payoff. Unwrap that present early (via Wrestling Observer): -- Remember when I said John Cena would be working a dark match, as WWE has so often used him for when they advertise him for SmackDown tapings due to sagging ticket sales? Well, whoever suggested actually using him straight up for the show was right, because that's exactly what they did. -- The show kicked off with MizTV, which is starting to become the norm. Guess who his guest was? That's right, none other than Cena himself. You know where this one goes. AJ Lee ended up out there, Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero both showed up, and it was more of the same from Raw with less spit swapping. -- Prime Time Players backstage segment being awe ...
Article Link:
Cageside Seats article
WWE Smackdown spoilers for May 11, 2012, featuring Sheamus vs Chris Jericho
Cageside Seats - almost 5 years
Just two episodes of Smackdown separate us from Over the Limit on May 20. Last night, WWE descended upon Roanoke, VA to tape Friday's (May 11) installment of Smackdown and much of the show worked towards setting up the pay-per-view (PPV) as weekly shows should. What can you expect? A repeat of Monday's tag team match between the four heavy-hitters of World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus, Randy Orton, Chris Jericho and Alberto Del Rio kicks off the show but soon devolves into chaos. All four men see action later on in the night in singles competition. The Daniel Bryan and A.J. love saga takes an interesting twist and poor Teddy Long gets his heart broken. For full spoilers -- courtesy of PWTorch -- keep reading after the jump! We start off with a repeat of this Monday's tag team matchb between the tandem of Sheamus and Randy Orton taking on Alberto Del Rio and Chris Jericho. The match ends in a huge brawl which leads to a no contest or a double disqualification. ...
Article Link:
Cageside Seats article
Bogus PC preys on elderly in Leeds
Yorkshire Evening Post - almost 5 years
DETECTIVES hunting a bogus police officer who targeted elderly women to steal have today released an e-fit picture of the wanted man. Officers issued a warning to householders in Leeds to call the police 101 number if in doubt about anyone visiting their homes particularly claiming to be police. In one distraction burglary the phoney officer got into a woman’s house and stole a large quantity of cash before escaping in a van. Officers revealed that on both occasions the man claimed to be a police officer checking on residents’ security after burglaries in the area. He produced a fake identity card and was wore uniform-style clothing, a fluorescent jacket and carried a clipboard. In the first incident at 5.15pm on April 27 the suspect called at an 83-year-old woman’s home on Allenby Drive, Beeston, Leeds. She refused to allow the trickster in. A few miles away and 40 minutes later the same man is believed to have visited the home of a 73-year-old woman on The Crescent, Tingley. ...
Article Link:
Yorkshire Evening Post article
Dave "Fit" Finlay Now on Twitter, Talks About ROH, Rumors of WWE Return
Wrestling News Source - almost 5 years
Dave Fit Finlay on Twitter: The rumors of myself returning to @WWE are false. I am currently signed to @ringofhonor. Thank you for all of the support.  Finlay also praised several WWE Superstars, including Kofi Kingston, RTruth, Darren Young, Evan Air Bourne, and current FCW developmental talent Husky Harris. Finlay can be found @FitFinlay on Twitter.
Article Link:
Wrestling News Source article
WWE SmackDown Results (4/27)
Wrestling News Source - almost 5 years
Report by Richard Trionfo & PWinsider.com Michael reminds us that Josh Mathews is not with them tonight because of the injuries he suffered at the hands of Brock Lesnar on Monday night during Raw. Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring and YES, he has something to say this week. Daniel has a smile on his face from ear to ear and he says that he did it. He cut the umbilical cord and finally got rid of AJ. He says that this feels so good. There is still something bothering him and he wants to set the record straight. That loss at Wrestlemania. That eighteen second loss to Sheamus at Wrestlemania . . . that does not count. If anything, that loss should go on AJ’s record, not his. That is because AJ lost that match, not him. Yet, Sheamus runs around with Daniel’s championship as if he won something. It is unbelievable but he plans to rectify that situation this Sunday at Extreme Rules. Sheamus cannot legitimately defeat him once, let alone in two out of three falls. Despite his personal ...
Article Link:
Wrestling News Source article
Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Darren Young
    TWENTIES
  • 2012
    Age 28
    Young and O'Neil would feud with Percy Watson and Alex Riley in February 2012, defeating them twice.
    More Details Hide Details In March, while he and O'Neil were feuding with the Usos, Young started chasing the affections of Tamina. On the April 18 episode of NXT, Young and O'Neil were signed by John Laurinaitis to the SmackDown brand. The team made their debut for the brand on the April 20 episode of SmackDown with a victory over The Usos. The team suffered their first team loss against the WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston and R-Truth on the May 18th edition of Smackdown. At the No Way Out pay-per-view in June, Young and O'Neil teamed up to defeat Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd, Primo and Epico, and The Usos in a four-way number one contender tag team match to earn a future shot at the WWE Tag Team Championship, after A.W. turned on his clients, Epico and Primo. On the July 16 episode of Raw, Young and O'Neil unsuccessfully challenged Kofi Kingston and R-Truth for the WWE Tag Team Championship. On the August 10 episode of SmackDown, they defeated Primo and Epico in a number one contenders match via disqualification when A.W. provoked Kingston and R-Truth, who were on commentary, into interfering in the match. That same day, A.W. was released from his contract. Prime Time Players received their title shots at SummerSlam, but were again defeated by Kingston and R-Truth. On the September 7 edition of Smackdown, Prime Time Players defeated Primo and Epico and The Usos in a triple threat tag team match to earn another shot the Tag Team Championship.
  • 2011
    Age 27
    Young team up with Tatsu in a losing effort against The Usos in mid November in two occasions.Young got his first victory of 2011 when he teamed with Primo, Yoshi Tatsu, and David Hart Smith to defeat Zack Ryder, William Regal, and The Usos on the January 13 episode of Superstars.
    More Details Hide Details
    Following his suspension, Young returned on the November 16, 2011 episode of NXT and assaulted Titus O'Neil.
    More Details Hide Details Young was then able to get the better of O'Neil twice in tag team matches. The conclusion to Young's feud with O'Neil came when O'Neil defeated Young in a no disqualifications match. O'Neil then turned heel and formed an alliance with Young.
    In March 2011, Young was selected as one of six former NXT contestants to return to the show in its fifth season, NXT Redemption.
    More Details Hide Details During this season, Young was mentored by Chavo Guerrero. In the season premiere, Young defeated Jacob Novak and won the first challenge to earn himself "redemption points". On the April 12 episode of NXT, Young attacked Titus O'Neil after their match and tried to attack O'Neil's pro Hornswoggle, but was stopped by Guerrero. He turned heel, when he attacked Hornswoggle, and later he and Guerrero faced O'Neil and different tag team partners on several occasions. On the April 19 edition of Redemption, Young faced Hornswoggle in single match. During their match, Chavo Guerrero gave Young a blindfold but In the end Hornswoggle wins after a Tadpole splash. On the May 3 edition of Redemption, Young lost to his Pros Chavo Guerrero with Hornswoggle as a special guest referee. On the May 10 edition of Redemption, Hornswoggle didn't appear on NXT and accused by Hornswoggle Rookie's Titus O'Neil. The following week, It was revealed Chavo Guerrero kidnapped Hornswoggle and hid Hornswoggle in the box. Then, Guerrero and Young was attack Hornswoggle in the ring until O'Neil made a save. The feud was settled when Titus O'Neil and Darren Young faced each other in a No Disqualitication Match on the May 24 episode of NXT Redemption. The match ended with Titus O'Neil a victor after Hornswoggle interfered in a match which O'Neil attack Guerrero and Young. Guerrero was later released from WWE, leaving Young on his own.
  • 2010
    Age 26
    On February 23, 2010, Young made his debut on WWE NXT with a character described as a "South Beach Party Boy", losing his debut match to David Otunga.
    More Details Hide Details His storyline had mentor CM Punk showing apathy towards him, claiming he had no idea why he's in NXT and did not want to train Young unless he accepted his Straight-edge lifestyle. Despite this, Punk and his disciples, Luke Gallows and Serena, helped Young win his rematch against Otunga the following week. Young was ranked eight in the first Pros' Poll. After the pros' poll, Young decided to join the Straight Edge Society in an attempt to improve, only to change his mind before getting his hair shaved off. CM Punk decided to forgive him for standing up to him when he defeated Luke Gallows with Young's own hair on the line. Because of this victory, CM Punk had then been interested in Young's potential, but in turn started feuding with a jealous Luke Gallows. On May 11 in the second Pros poll, Young was ranked fifth out of the six remaining contestants and narrowly escaped elimination. The following week, however, Young was eliminated from the competition.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2009
    Age 25
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In FCW, Young was in a tag team called The South Beach Party Boys with Percy Watson.
  • 2004
    Age 20
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He lost the title to Nick Malakai less than two months later. During 2005 and 2006, Rosser made several appearances for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on its weekly programs Sunday Night Heat and Velocity as well as in dark matches on SmackDown and Raw.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2003
    Age 19
    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.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2002
    Age 18
    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.
    More Details Hide Details
  • OTHER
  • 1979
    Age -5
    Born on November 4, 1979.
    More Details Hide Details
Original Authors of this text are noted here.
All data offered is derived from public sources. Spokeo does not verify or evaluate each piece of data, and makes no warranties or guarantees about any of the information offered. Spokeo does not possess or have access to secure or private financial information. Spokeo is not a consumer reporting agency and does not offer consumer reports. None of the information offered by Spokeo is to be considered for purposes of determining any entity or person's eligibility for credit, insurance, employment, housing, or for any other purposes covered under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)