Name: Wade Barrett Birthday: August 10, 1980 Ring Names: 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 the current reigning 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)
April 1: RAW TV Taping - Washington, DC
April 7: WrestleMania 29 - East Rutherford, NJ
April 8: RAW - East Rutherford, NJ
April 9: SD TV Taping - Boston, MA
April 16: SD TV Taping - Knoxville, TN
April 18: SD - Glasgow, Scotland
April 19: SD - Newcastle, England
April 20: SD - Birmingham, England
April 21: SD - Sheffield, England
April 22: SD - Cardiff, Wales
April 23: SD TV Taping - London, England
April 24: SD - Amneville, France
April 25: SD - Bologna, Italy
April 26: SD - Trieste, Italy
April 27: SD - Mannheim, Germany
April 28: SD - Cologne, Germany
April 29: RAW TV Taping - Columbus, OH
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Another proud comrade and soldier of the Barrett Barrage and Barmy Army has reported in with excellent photos and media from the tour! Daniela has had the pleasure of meeting Our Hero on more than one occasion and was fortunate enough to catch him again on tour! Thanks to Daniela for the photos from Cologne, Germany and the videos as well!
The WrestleMania celebration began on Thursday afternoon in New York City – it’s showtime! Wade Barrett will be appearing at WrestleMania Axxess this Saturday, April 6 between 1pm to 5pm at the IZOD Center in New Jersey as a part of the huge and ever-popular event’s attractions. Be sure to keep an eye out for other possible Wade Barrett signings throughout the weekend at Axxess!
WWE.com has a preview of the WrestleMania 29 Pre-Show match featuring Wade Barrett taking on challenger The Miz for the Intercontinental Championship (check it out this Sunday starting at 6pm EST US time!) -
In media news, Barrett spoke on Thursday with Mike White of BBC News Humberside regarding the bare-knuckle brawler’s beloved topic of football! Listen to Part 1 and Part 2!
Friday morning was WrestleMania 29 International Media Day, and Wade Barrett was happy to speak with journalists from abroad!
We will live-tweet as much of the WrestleMania weekend as possible, so keep yourself posted on the site’s Twitter updates! If you’re attending WrestleMania 29 or any other Axxess sessions this year, see you there!
Be ready to represent on Tuesday, March 19th, members of the Barrage! Wade Barrett will make an appearance at the Milford, Ohio Walmart from 10am-12pm! Get your Dead Man Down movie ticket stub signed, and take a photo with the WWE’s brightest Hollywood star and reigning Intercontinental Champion!
Wade Barrett has also once again donated autographed memorobilia for the Comic Relief Charity Auction in the UK. A signed promo photo and action figure are up for grabs, and the auction ends on March 18th – get your bid in!
104.7 WIOT of Toledo, OH recently spoke to the bare-knuckle brawler in an interview that can be heard here!
The March 15th edition of SmackDown did not see our reigning Intercontinental Champion in action, but he did appear for commentary at ringside during the Miz vs. Darren Young match on WWE Active!
Credit to Ryan Clark for breaking the story (Editor’s Note – and oversensationalizing the headline in his article)
Wade Barrett spoke with the Toledo Free Press to promote this weekend’s SmackDown show. Check out the highlights: On taking the Intercontinental Title belt around with him: “I’m the only guy responsible for taking that everywhere. So, if I forget it or if I lose it — it’s big trouble, really…It’s very heavy to be carrying around in my hand luggage, and I can’t be putting it in my main luggage that goes in the hold on the plane, because those things get lost occasionally, or it might get stolen out of there. So I have to keep it on my person at all times. Or when you’re going through the security belt at the airport or stuff like that, people always want to take it out of the bag, going ‘Oh, what’s this giant metal thing you’ve got in your bag?’” On his elbow dislocation on RAW last year: “It was a pretty nasty injury. I got it in February 2012, and it took the wind out of my sails with regard to the run-up to WrestleMania last year. It was a very disappointing time, if you get injured. And the diagnosis was it was probably going to take six months to recover from that.” On his recovery from the injury and surgery: “It’s a very slow process. And obviously with something like wrestling, where you’re constantly jumping around and getting slammed and all that, people kicking it and things like that, it really needs to be 100 percent before you can get going again.” On his work on Dead Man Down: “That kinda tied up two and a half months of my six-month injury. So that was a great experience to be a part of that. It had some great actors involved — Terrance Howard and Colin Farrell were both in the film; I was working very closely with them. And this was the first film, or acting role, I’ve been a part of, so it was a great experience.” On his bare-knuckle fighter hype upon his return: “I really liked the vig-nettes that WWE put together; I thought those were really cool. We got a lot of good feedback from people saying it was like a Hollywood movie or something like that. I think it was kind of a chance to give me a little shift in the right direction when I came back and let people know I mean business.” On the WWE locker room at the moment: “It’s pretty tense, actually. Especially for me, because I obviously missed last year’s WrestleMania because of the injury I got just beforehand. Everyone’s looking at the card, it’s really starting to take shape — I think we’ve got two or three matches that are kind of set for WrestleMania — and everyone’s looking at that card and thinking, ‘I’ve got to get myself on there pretty quickly,’ because unfortunately, there are limited spaces on the WrestleMania card. It’s not like everyone is going to get on there.”