Tommy Dreamer: WWE Told Me Fred Rosser Looked Too Much Like John Cena
An interesting response by WWE officials...
Tommy Dreamer has recalled pushing WWE to sign Fred Rosser, only to be told he looked too much like John Cena.
Dreamer was always high on what Rosser could do in the ring, with the 37-year-old enjoying a good run in NJPW at present. He would perform in WWE under the name Darren Young, with Dreamer always touting his ability in the ring.
However, the ECW legend was met with some strange resistance to Rosser, including a slightly bizarre comparison.
Speaking on his House of Hardcore podcast, Dreamer said: "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."