Rocky Romero says WWE never knew how good Darren Young really was
“I feel like nobody knew how good Fred Rosser (Darren Young) really really really was because he didn’t always get the right light shined on him in WWE, and I’ll be honest and I don’t mind telling Fred this, I kind of forgot about Fred until the day he came by the show whenever it was last year sometime. And he was saying hi to some of his friends, Juice Robinson [and] Lance Archer, people who he worked with in WWE. We were having a conversation. He was saying, ‘this is the place that I’ve always wanted to be. I feel my style is good for this place,’ and I’m thinking what was that breakout Fred Rosser match? And I couldn’t really think of one, and then this opportunity comes, New Japan Strong. And Fred just happened to reach out to me, and I would say, ‘dude can I throw your name into the hat with New Japan and see if they would love to have you for Strong?’ He was like, ‘please.’ I was like, ‘this might be a good opportunity with just the timing of it,’ and they said yeah.”
source: Wrestling Inc.