: Wade Barrett
: August 10, 1980
: Bad News Barrett
, Wade Barrett, Stu Bennett, Stu Sanders, Lawrence Knight
: Stuart Alexander "Stu" Bennett is an English professional wrestler, signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (under the SmackDown brand) as Wade Barrett and is a four-time WWE Intercontinental Champion. After honing his skills in Florida Championship Wrestling, Wade Barrett went on to win Season One of WWE NXT in May 2010. Barrett rose to power, notoriety, and dominance as the founding leader of the Nexus for the latter half of 2010 and from early to mid-2011 formed (and later disbanded) another alliance, the Corre, during his first reign as WWE Intercontinental champion. The latter part of 2011 saw the Barrett Barrage propel the English superstar to his greatest height thus far as a single competitor. (Continued
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The first week of the 2014 World Cup tournament is done and Bad News Barrett, steadily following the event, has provided his analysis (and of course the bad news!) via WWE on YouTube -
The following weeks of World Cup action will be even better now that BNB will provide his vast knowledge of the sport of football in commenting on the games!
WWE.com – Bad News Barrett’s World Cup Breakdown: June 18, 2014
Bad News Barrett has caught World Cup fever along with the rest of the world, and you can see him back his home country England here! (Thanks to Mirror UK for the footage!)
Proud reigning Intercontinental Champion Bad News Barrett interviewed with various media outlets today in Cleveland prior to tonight’s RAW -
Interview with Doug Plagens of Quicken Loans Arena:
Interview with Chris Van Vliet
Barrett also visited with Fox 8 News
of Cleveland, OH for an interview earlier this morning (which can be viewed here
Photos of #BNB in the Fox 8 Studio thanks to Jennifer Jordan, Beth McLeod, and Quicken Loans Arena!
RAW Results for June 16, 2014
Results courtesy of WWE
CLEVELAND, OH – For the first time since the great abeyance of 2013, the WWE Universe is without a champion. And with Daniel Bryan’s vacated WWE World Heavyweight Title on the line at Money in the Bank, The Authority took the time on Raw to address their subjects about the future of the supreme prize. The upshot of their address – minus a few zingers thrown in the recovering “B-plus player” Bryan’s direction – was that the final spots in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match would be determined later on Raw. The first, in a Battle Royal that would encompass the entire roster, minus the Superstars that had yet to
“evolve” (translation: The rebellious John Cena and the remaining members of The Shield). And the second, in a Stretcher Match – the bout Bryan would have had at Money in the Bank – between Cena and the demon Kane.
Intercontinental Champion Bad News Barrett def. Dean Ambrose by Countout
Can it be that Triple H enjoys dispensing bad news just as much as Bad News Barrett? The Game unleashed the Intercontinental Champion on the second Shield soldier in two weeks, though much like Barrett’s SmackDown rumble against Roman Reigns, the tilt was marred by a late-game interference that cost the champ the match on a technicality.
All things considered, the inevitable interference may have been the gift of mercy for two Superstars who didn’t wrestle so much as beat the snot out of each other for 20 minutes. Ambrose pounced on Barrett like a rabid bandicoot and the titleholder replied by targeting Ambrose’s less-than-healthy shoulder. The reappearance of Seth Rollins drove Ambrose to abandon the bout and chase his former Shield-mate into the crowd to the tune of a count-out loss. A post-match Dirty Deeds to the victorious Barrett, however, assured the wild man went out on a high note.
Fox 8 Cleveland – June 16, 2014 – WWE Superstar Bad News Barrett Shares Some Bad News
WWE App: Bad News Barrett vs. Dean Ambrose Begins – June 16, 2014
WWE App: Bad News Barrett vs. Dean Ambrose Continues – June 16, 2014
Rover Radio – Interview with Bad News Barrett – June 16, 2014
Gallery: WWE.com Digital Photos > RAW > June 16, 2014
Upcoming Interview – Noted Cleveland journalist Chris Van Vliet will be interviewing Bad News Barrett this Monday and has asked fans to send in questions via Twitter for the champ! Get in on it, comrades of the Barrage (there will always be a Barrage)!
The work week was a tough one for the Intercontinental Champion – and to add on to the bad news, the Boy Wonder’s presence is still sorely missed by Our Hero on The JBL & Cole BNB & (Baby come back!) Cody Rhodes Show:
But on a positive news note, Bad News Barrett
and WWE Chief of Brand Office Stephanie McMahon both attended and spoke at the 2014 Event & Arena Marketing Conference
in New Orleans, LA yesterday. Thanks to Chad Martin
, Elisa Padilla
, Courtney Mercier
, JoAnn Esposito
, Amy Rhine
, and Tim Kemp
for sharing photos of #BNB at the event via Twitter!
SmackDown Results for June 13, 2014
WWE.com – Roman Reigns vs. Bad News Barrett – WWE SmackDown: June 13, 2014
WWE App: Roman Reigns vs. Bad News Barrett Continues – June 13, 2014
Gallery: WWE.com Digital Photos > SmackDown > June 13, 2014
Roman Reigns def. Intercontinental Champion Bad News Barrett by Disqualification (interference by 3MB)
Green Bay, WI – On this week’s episode of SmackDown, HHH did a lukewarm impression of Bad News Barrett when telling (what’s left of) The Shield their options & assignments. While Dean Ambrose would be in the Money in the Bank Qualifying Match on SmackDown, Roman Reigns would face #BNB himself. After a brief battle that climaxed with Reigns landing the Superman Punch on Barrett, 3MB would arrive on the scene (unfortunately their last appearance as a team) to attack Reigns before any more damage could be done to the Intercontinental Champion.
Bad News Barrett stayed busy this week, just as a fighting Intercontinental Champion should! This week #BNB would find a strong fight from both Rob Van Dam and Cesaro, worthy competitors in their own right.
Media & Results Courtesy of WWE
Main Event Results for June 3, 2014
Cincinnati, OH — Newly crowned Intercontinental Champion Bad News Barrett kicked off the night by crowing over his victory against Rob Van Dam at WWE Payback and spewing insults at the former champion. Hearing enough, RVD charged the ring to send Barrett into retreat before their Intercontinental Title rematch later in the night. But Cesaro had big plans for how he thought the night should end.
Bad News Barrett vs. RVD Ends in a No Contest
Despite his always relaxed demeanor, RVD assured the WWE Universe that a fire still burns within him and promised a victory in his rematch against Bad News Barrett. But it was the champion who came out swinging with a straight-ahead style that had RVD on the defensive for most of the bout.
As the personal battle continued, six-time Intercontinental Champion RVD dropped Barrett with a swift kick to the head and went to the top rope for a potential aerial assault. But the four-time Intercontinental Champion managed to get to his feet and knock RVD from his perch. Then, just when Barrett was looking to land the Bad News Bull Hammer Elbow, Cesaro charged into the ring and dropped him with a Neutralizer. The Swiss Superman then hit RVD with the same brutal maneuver for good measure, as a smug Paul Heyman looked on in approval of his client’s huge statement.
The following Friday night on SmackDown would see Bad News Barrett in a Triple Threat Match with both RVD and Cesaro.
WWE SmackDown Results for June 6, 2014
Bad News Barrett Defeats RVD & Cesaro in a Triple Threat Match
Cincinnati, OH – Following Cesaro’s ambush on Bad News Barrett and Rob Van Dam on WWE Main Event – cutting short their Intercontinental Championship rematch – all three rival Superstars squared off on SmackDown in a thrilling Triple Threat Match for the illustrious title.
Although RVD and The King of Swing did their best to capture the coveted prize, with Paul Heyman joining the SmackDown announce team, the Intercontinental Champion once again showed that no one delivers bad news quite like the British brawler. Following a Five-Star Frog Splash from Mr. Monday Night to the Swiss Superstar, the titleholder caught an unsuspecting RVD with the Bad News Bull Hammer Elbow for the win.
In other news, Episode 80 of the
JBL & Cole #BNB and Cody(?) Show was very sentimental this week -
SmackDown Slam of the Week – Courtesy of WWE.com
Brandi Rhodes Blog for June 4, 2014: Conversations with Bad News Barrett & Other SuperStars
Gallery: Digital Photos > Main Event for June 3, 2014 – BNB vs. RVD
Gallery: Digital Photos > SmackDown – June 6, 2014 – Triple Threat Match
Bad News Barrett spoke with Sportspalooza this past week about his upcoming match with Rob Van Dam at this Sunday’s pay-per-view, Payback. Listen to the full interview here.
106.7 The Fan of Washington, DC also spoke with #BNB about reality television and its effect on WWE superstars,
WWE SmackDown Results – May 30, 2014
the influence of ECW in the U.K., unionizing pro wrestling, whether there’s enough fans to support serious competition for WWE, and NFL players becoming pro wrestlers. Listen to the full interview here.
Newark, NJ – Sheamo got a bullshit fluke win on SmackDown. That’s all anybody really needs to know. Payback is this coming Sunday! Tune in to watch Bad News Barrett
defend and retain his Intercontinental title!
Billy Donnelly of This is Infamous
sat down recently to speak with Bad News Barrett
as well. Here’s an excerpt from the interview -
BD: After the Nexus, there’s been different iterations of Wade Barrett that we’ve seen come our way since that group dissolved, whether it was The Corre or the Barrett Barrage and now we have Bad News Barrett. What seems to be really connecting at this point with the WWE universe that didn’t necessarily seem to be hitting on all fronts before with those previous versions?
BNB: I think there’s two things. I think number one, the way I’ve been involved in storylines and the way I’ve been incorporated into the show has really been a method of highlighting me, certainly my strengths. I think you can look at previous incarnations of what I’ve done and I think some of the positions I was used in on the show maybe weren’t the best vehicle in which to highlight me as a performer. I think that the Barrage stuff I was doing had a lot of potential, especially when we had those really cool vignettes that were airing a couple of years ago when I came back from injury. But unfortunately I wasn’t involved in any serious storylines or any angle on TV that the fans could get their teeth sunk into and very quickly I was used in an enhancement role for the better part of a year and a half. I think in my situation where I wasn’t getting any mic time or getting anything storyline wise that the fans could care about, it was always going to be difficult for me to kind of get any momentum. So definitely since I’ve come back this most recent time with the Bad News Barrett stuff, I think the creative guys have done a great job of highlighting me and allowing me to be a performer and take the spotlight a little. The other thing is, I think me as a performer, I’ve really been enjoying this Bad News Barrett stuff. I get stuck over in the UK with some visa problems at the end of last year and had to be off TV for a little while, and I kind of made the decision when I was out there that when I came back I was going to go out there and start enjoying things a little more. I think I got to a point in my career where I was focusing a little too much on the wrong things. Trying to impress people. Management and people on the creative team and trying to do things that I thought they’d want to see in order to get myself higher up on the card as opposed to going out there and really just entertaining myself and having a good time with it, which is what I started doing with Bad News Barrett. I think fans can really see when a performer is enjoying himself and I really have been since I’ve been Bad News Barrett. I’ve been having the most fun of my entire career. I’ve been wrestling 11 years and I can say that the past… six to eight months when I’ve been on TV and being Bad News Barrett is the most fun I’ve ever had and the most relaxed I’ve been out there. That’s definitely an aspect that’s helped make the character and the storylines work.
Read the This is Infamous entire interview here!
The JBL & Cole #BNB & Cody Show – Episode 79
106.7 The Fan – Interview with Bad News Barrett
Sportspalooza – Interview with Bad News Barrett
This is Infamous – Interview with Bad News Barrett
Gallery: SmackDown > Digital Photos > May 30, 2014