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Name: Wade Barrett Birthday: August 10, 1980 Ring Names: Bad News Barrett, Wade Barrett, Stu Bennett, Stu Sanders, Lawrence Knight Short Biography: Stuart Alexander "Stu" Bennett is an English professional wrestler, signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (under the SmackDown brand) as Wade Barrett and is a five-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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As announced on RAW, Bad News Barrett was challenged by Dean Ambrose for the Intercontinental Championship. BNB has this to say about Ambrose’s challenge –
This match looks to be tailor-made for the first WWE Fastlane pay-per-view later this month in Memphis, but BNB clearly thinks Ambrose isn’t a worthy opponent for the championship. There will definitely be more to find out this Thursday on SmackDown!
Bad News Barrett, ever the prominent expert and guide on football analysis, appeared yesterday on the football-based program Men In Blazers –
Speaking of being prominent, from Backstage RAW to today BNB has been a part of WWE.com this week, including this week’s episode of WWE Inbox among with other Superstars discussing their least preferred travel arrangements –
SmackDown Results – January 15, 2015
Intercontinental Champion Bad News Barrett def. Sin Cara in a Title Match
After defeating Bad News Barrett in a non-title match last week on SmackDown, Sin Cara received an Intercontinental Title Match against the British brawler on SmackDown’s return to Thursday night.
The high-flying Superstar pushed the titleholder to the limit, at one point demonstrating remarkable power by lifting the 240-plus-pound Superstar straight off the mat into a powerful slam. Unfortunately for the masked Superstar, he was unable to hit his signature Senton Bomb, allowing the former bare-knuckle boxer the opportunity to connect with the Bad News Bull Hammer Elbow in mid-air for the victory.
Earlier this evening Bad News Barrett conducted a pre-SmackDown Q & A session via Twitter. Many interesting and diverse questions were asked and answered; be sure to check out the chat log (complete with BNB’s replies) via his Twitter feed!
As announced via the WWE App during RAW, Bad News Barrett will face Sin Cara in a re-match on SmackDown this Thursday when the show premieres on its new night. BNB had a few words to say via the app about the decision. Check out SmackDown on Syfy this Thursday to watch BNB defend his Intercontinental title!
In other news, Barrett spoke with the Montgomery Advertiser during this weekend’s run of house shows and had interesting things to say about his current reign as Intercontinental champ –
For Barrett, the title comes with a lot of history.
“When I was a kid in love with WWE, my favorite wrestlers were guys like Bret “The Hitman” Hart, British Bulldog and the Ultimate Warrior. One thing they all seemed to have in common was they held the Intercontinental Championship,” Barrett said. “The title has always held a lot of prestige, and it’s always a great honor when I have it on my waist.”
Barrett mentions the late British Bulldog later in reference to someone in the past he would love to be in a match with. Both also hail from England, one of the few places Barrett has received cheers due to it being a “hometown” crowd.
“The majority of my career I have been booed, but when I go home to the U.K., I tend to be cheered being the local guy,” Barrett said. “But to be honest the main thing you want when in WWE, you want a reaction one way or the other. Whether people are cheering or booing you, what matters is they are paying attention and having a good time.”
As for Montgomery, Barrett said he is “thrilled” to come because the Capital City has always been a good town for wrestling.
“The crowd is always loud and noisy, which tends to bring out the best in the performers,” he said.
Check out the article in its entirety here as well as house show photos here.
It’s official! Thanks to tonight’s SmackDown announcement as well as confirmation from WWE.com we now know that Bad News Barrett is a contender in the 2015 Royal Rumble to be held January 25th in Philadelphia!
This week’s JBL…Show featured another triumphant return of BNB himself –
The past week would see another return as the 5-time reigning Intercontinental Champ returned to SmackDown (only to suffer a fluke loss from Sin Cara – after which BNB would deliver a post-match beating to show who’s boss) –
Sin Cara def. Intercontinental Champion Bad News Barrett Bad News Barrett delivered what he considered good news before his match, rejoicing in the fact that Dolph Ziggler can no longer invoke his rematch clause for the Intercontinental Title now that he is fired, as well as announcing that he will be an entrant in the Royal Rumble Match on Jan. 25.
Unfortunately for the new Intercontinental Champion, he got his own bad news when Sin Cara defeated him in the non-title match after hitting a tope rope Senton Bomb. After the contest, the irate British brawler attacked his masked opponent, nailing him with the Bad News Bull Hammer Elbow.
The year is getting off to a good start with Bad News! Bad News Barrett has joined the elite club of five-time Intercontinental Champions (including his NXT mentor Chris Jericho) as of this evening when he defeated Dolph Ziggler for the championship!
Tonight’s RAW in Corpus Christi, TX would see Bad News Barrett face Dolph Ziggler after the returning Authority booked this match after gathering the roster of superstars together at the beginning of the show –
Bad News Barrett def. Dolph Ziggler to become the new Intercontinental Champion
If The Authority’s back, that can only mean one thing: Dolph Ziggler is not long for this world as Intercontinental Champion. The corporate cabal picked up right where it left off before Survivor Series vis a vis The Showoff and his title, immediately putting him into a defense against Bad News Barrett, who technically never lost the championship in the first place. A fair enough ruling, though when Ziggler escaped the impromptu bout by reversing the Winds of Change into a pin, Barrett’s lengthy post-match pasting left The Showoff in tatters and Kane — re-installed as Director of Operations — turned the match into a 2-out-of-3-Falls contest on the spot.
The fix was in from that point on. Barrett took Fall No. 2 with the Wasteland, and even though Ziggler overcame a battered shoulder and rallied to bring the Englishman to the edge, it wasn’t enough to get the job done. After a superkick took Barrett off his feet, Ziggler took his eye off Barrett to drive an interfering Kane back and the Brit roared into action, lighting Ziggler up with the Bull Hammer to claim his fifth Intercontinental Title.
This past weekend would also see BNB in action against John Cena at a house show in Hidalgo, TX (thanks to /r/SquaredCircle for the photo)
Ever the expert on football, BNB also took time to speak with TalkSport.com about the successes of his beloved Preston North End thanks to the expert coaching of Simon Grayson –
Speaking exclusively to talkSPORT, Barrett said: “Simon Grayson is doing outstanding [work].
“He took over from Graham Westley, who a lot of people didn’t like. I kind of admired certain things Westley did, but results-wise – on the field – it just wasn’t good enough.
“Simon Grayson came in and really turned things around. We’re a very solid team and, if you look at Grayson’s history, he’s actually taken two clubs up from this division, Blackpool and Leeds United, in the past so he’s definitely the man for the job.
“He’s done a great job so far. Fingers crossed for this year and we’ll go up in one of the two automatic spots.”