Fred Rosser Recalls Pitching Ideas To Vince McMahon

Rosser wrestled in WWE for 12 years as Darren Young

An inevitable part of being a WWE Superstar means at some point you’ll have to go to Vince McMahon and pitch ideas - described by many as a daunting task.

Not every pitch meeting is successful, but there are plenty of winners, as NJPW’s Fred Rosser (fka Darren Young in WWE) told Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp:

"Once I was done teaming with Titus, nothing lasts forever, but one of the big things I learned from Titus is the most intimidating thing about Vince McMahon is his office door. Once you get to his office door, you have a game plan and the sky is the limit. Titus was very bold and just opened the door to say, 'Boss, we're not on Raw, what do you have for us?' That's when we would make moves on the app and it would become popular. I remember once we [Titus & I] were done teaming, I proposed to him [Vince] the idea of Bob Backlund being my life coach.

"I had it all written out and had visuals, I remember walking into his off and sitting down to talk for about 20 minutes. We talked a lot about yoga. We were face to face sitting down and he asked me, 'Darren, how do you get such a big barrel chest like that?' I said, 'Yoga.' Yoga has helped with my posture, instead of being scrunched over, it makes you upright, and we talked for some time about the benefits of yoga and then the Bob Backlund gimmick, which he ran with."

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