WWE Star Told Roster He Dated Men Before Firing

Fred Rosser formerly known as Darren Young in WWE spent over ten years in WWE. During his time with the company, he was involved with The Nexus stable, as well as form a tag team with Titus O’Neil called Prime Time Players.



Rosser decided to openly come out as homosexual during an interview with TMZ in 2013, making him the first professional wrestler to do so while contracted to WWE. He discussed why it was so crucial for him to do so on a recent edition of “Insider’s Edge.”

There are many reasons why I wanted to come out publicly. With WWE I had reached the top of the mountain. So I pretty much sacrificed my career to inspire others to be and accept themselves.

One of them was having the opportunity to be able to bring my partner backstage into the world of professional wrestling. To be able to walk with him on the red carpet and be happy and be confident. And I was able to do that. Being the first openly gay WWE Superstar, I now have a duty to instill confidence in our youth and to lead by example.

By being the first, I’ve paved the way for other gay athletes to come out and be themselves. Not just gay athletes, but anyone that gets bullied in silence. I speak to kids all over the world about my ‘Block Hate’ campaign and the damaging effects of bullying. That’s where my journey continues now.

Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter has been a huge pro wrestling fan since 2002, and it's been his first love ever since then. He has years of writing experience for all things pro wrestling. His interests outside of wrestling include films, books and soccer.

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