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WWE/Indy News: Former WWE Superstar Darren Young to spend a night homeless for charity

Gary Cassidy
2.08K   //    08 Mar 2018, 21:06 IST

Darren Young will spend one night on the streets

What’s the story?

Earlier today, top independent wrestling star Fred Rosser, formerly known as Darren Young, announced that he will be sleeping rough in support of homeless youth.

Rosser will spend one night sleeping on the street in an act of solidarity with the 3.5 million young people who experience homelessness each year.

In case you didn’t know…

Darren Young made his WWE debut through the developmental territory of FCW back in 2009, before going on to compete in the first season of WWE NXT, being mentored by CM Punk.

In the finale of the first season of NXT, Young joined forces with the other season one rookies of NXT to interfere in a main event match on Raw between CM Punk and John Cena in one of Raw's most memorable moments - attacking both wrestlers, the announce team and destroying the ring as a faction called The Nexus.

Following the Nexus’ dissolution, Young went on to form a tag team with Titus O’Neil as part of the Prime Time Players capturing the WWE Tag Team Championship. On October 29, 2017, Young was released from his WWE contract.

The heart of the matter

Rosser took to Twitter today to announce that he will be taking part in the Sleep Out for Covenant House.

The Sleep Out takes place every March and, is a movement of young professionals ages 25-40 fundraising for Covenant House.

On Friday, March 23rd, Young, and the others taking part will be given a cardboard box and a sleeping bag, and sleeping outdoors for a night in a movement of solidarity with homeless youths. Rosser went on to say...

I'm Sleeping Out. I have accepted Covenant House’s challenge to spend a night sleeping on the street so homeless kids don’t have to. 

The former WWE Tag Team Champion added:

The Sleep Out is not about pretending to be homeless. It’s an act of solidarity with the 3.5 million young people who experience homelessness each year. It’s a decision that we can’t stay indoors while so many kids remain outside. One night can make a difference. 

What’s next?

Rosser will participate in the Sleep Out on March 22nd, you can donate to his cause here.

Rosser will also be competing at the Chikara: King of Trios tournament with two former Nexus members, PJ Black and Michael Tarver. The tournament will begin on the 31st of August and conclude on 2nd September.

Author’s take

Well, this is a great cause and it's excellent to see Darren Young/Fred Rosser accept the challenge! I can't wait to see how his in-ring future plays out too. I'm a huge fan and I'd love to see him back in WWE one day, but I'll definitely be keeping an eye on Chikara to see how he gets on!

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Gary Cassidy
Gary Cassidy is a freelance journalist from Glasgow, Scotland, specialising in professional wrestling with Sportskeeda. Gary has ten years' writing experience and a 2:1 Honours degree, and is also a subtitler working on both live and prerecorded broadcast for television channels across the UK, USA and Australia.
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