WWE and ECW legend Tommy Dreamer recently spoke highly of Fred Rosser(formerly known as Darren Young) and wanted him to stay with WWE. But, the company thought he looked like John Cena. Vince McMahon Price To Sell WWE Leaks?
Darren Young was compared with John Cena
Dreamer spoke on his House of Hardcore podcast and opened up on Young. He said how WWE saw John Cena in Young.
“I tried 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 had previously worked dark matches in the mid-2000s before signing a developmental contract in 2009 and appeared on the first season of NXT. He had then become a member of The Nexus. He was eventually released in 2017.