Fred Rosser announced on Twitter today that he has signed an exclusive agreement with New Japan Pro Wrestling of America. Fred started with the off-shoot of New Japan Pro Wrestling back on August 28th, 2020. Making his official debut teaming with Alex Zayne taking on Clark Connors and the DKC.
Fred Rosser competed in the WWE. Rosser was the first openly gay WWE wrestler. He is a former WWE RAW World Tag Team Champion with Titus O’Neil. As Darren Young, he was a part of NEXUS. A stable of wrestlers from the WWE’s first generation of NXT. Rosser’s achievements are undeniable. After leaving the WWE he took roughly two years out of the spotlight before his return to the ring.
Before the WWE
Long before he was “Mr. No Days Off,” Rosser worked with the Independents of the North East. Trained by Kevin Knight, Rosser broke into the business working events for IWF in New Jersey and CW in Massachusetts. After working some NWA Shows, he a part of the Reclaiming the Glory Tournament to crown a new NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion. Rosser would have an opportunity to sign with the WWE under a developmental deal and would report to FCW.
Rosser joining New Japan of America
It was roughly three years from his time with WWE, that Rosser would join NJPW. Always taking advantage of the opportunities presented, Rosser would join the Prime Time LIVE series. Between the filming of NJPW Strong, Rosser would work with United Wrestling Network. The weekly pay-per-view series produced by David Marquez Productions featured many NWA Talents. Rosser was also part of the United World Title Tournament. All the while, Rosser has fought against members of Team Filthy. A group made up of Tom Lawler, Danny Limelight, JR Kratos, and Chris Dickinson. Rosser’s return to the NWA wasn’t unexpected. While in the NWA he’s had solid matches against Da Pope and JTG. It appears that tonight will be Rosser’s last appearance for the NWA. Fred Rosser will be teaming with Adrian Quest to take on Barrett Brown and Ring of Honor’s Bateman on this Friday’s Ignition. Those matches can be seen on NJPW World or on FITE TV.