: 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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Posted On: Sep 28, 2014 | By: Tiffany | Under: News Update
Sharing photos of his recent trip to India, WWE.com caught footage of Bad News Barrett coaching a football game with youngsters.
Akhilesh of TenSports.com spoke with BNB during the India tour –
What was the first thing that made you realize you were in India? Any special instance that stands out from your trip so far? And how has the experience been?
BNB: The first thing that really stood out when I landed in India was the kind of outfits that people wear here when they’re working; like in the US and the UK way I’m used to where they wear jeans and T – Shirt and shorts or something like that. But here they were extravagant outfits with a lot of gold on, with crazy hats and things like that. So I noticed that right after I stepped out of the plane. I had seen people in very wild outfits, which I thought was cool. And in terms of the experience out here, it’s been great to me. So many Indian fans who are so obsessive about the WWE and I’m talking about the mall appearances and bars, and things like that. Just to know that there are so many crazy fans out here in India who love WWE has been a really cool experience, and that really stood out to me.
How was it for you as a superstar to be involved with the biggest name in the business today, John Cena, right after debuting on the main roster?
BNB: That was a pretty intense period in my life, to go from being pretty much an unknown wrestler, which I had been for 6 years at that point since I’ve started wrestling to suddenly get the opportunity to go out there and be a main event level character, and be the guy that’s opening up every RAW on the microphone and closing every RAW, wrestling all the top stars and beating up John Cena, which is a huge jump for me to go from that unknown around the world; I wasn’t recognized to immediately being one of the most important guys on the show. So it was a pretty intense period in my life, but I also loved every second of it. It was what essentially I was aiming to do, what I had sacrificed for, for over 6 – 7 years in my career to get to that point. So, to get that payoff, it felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders; so I didn’t really feel the pressure much. I was just enjoying the reactions we were getting and I knew it was working. Everything we did was working perfectly, so that felt good.
Regarding the way how the whole angle played out, do you think Nexus could’ve been booked better towards the end of the feud?
BNB: Yeah, 100%. I think there was definitely more life left in Nexus at the time. If I had been in charge, I wouldn’t have ended it like it ended. But then again, we got great opportunities for young superstars to come into the WWE, make a huge impact and then 4 or 5 years down the line, most of us are still around, and most of us are still making a very good living in the WWE, and are involved in great angles. So I don’t really look at it in a negative way; I think we were very fortunate to get that opportunity, and I’m also very grateful for the fact that Nexus came along when it did. I wish it could’ve gone a bit longer, but I think there’s always that appetite left for people where they want to see some more of Nexus. They know it didn’t end the way it should’ve ended, and I think there’s always a potential in the future where we could bring it back. So we’ll have to see how that goes.
Listen to more BNB –
Interview with Bad News Barrett
Bad News Barrett Speaks to TenSports.com
WWE.com – Bad News Barrett in India on 2014 Tour
Posted On: Sep 16, 2014 | By: Tiffany | Under: Magazines and Media
Brought to you by various anti-anxiety medications and all the loveliness that comes with it…we have GOOD news from India! Bad News Barrett arrived safely to promote WWE in India this week, and Our Shorveer did not disappoint at all!
Courtesy of WWEIndia and Mihir Joshi: Photos from the Bangalore session -
Bad News Barrett
has also done an interview with SportsKeeda
on various topics –
Q: You have been out of action for quite a long time now with your shoulder injury. When can we expect you to be in the ring?
Yes, I have been out for a while. I’m going through my recovery phase right now. It has been great, I’m feeling great. I will be back probably by December, with WWE doing their European tour this winter.
On 2K15: Q: Will you be saying your catchphrase “I’m afraid I’ve got some Bad News” in the game?
I will be. Actually, it is really important because I’ve in the game for a few years now. Since 2010, I’ve been the game every year, but this is the first time, I’m actually in it as Bad News Barrett. So, yeah, it’s pretty cool for me that this new character that I’ve been doing has been doing so well, fans have responded to it pretty well. And, now I’m in the 2K15 video game as Bad News Barrett, so that’s pretty big in itself.
Read the whole article here and get the full audio interview here!
More from Mumbai – thanks to as well as !
DNAIndia: Interview with Bad News Barrett
Gallery Update Later – The Saga Continues per usual…(i.e. sometime in the near future)
Posted On: Sep 07, 2014 | By: Tiffany | Under: Magazines and Media
Our Hero is not letting his recuperation hinder his man-about-town style! Bad News Barrett has had a busy week and even more full days ahead.
Radio personality Sam Roberts published this past week his recent interview with BNB -
Then BNB appeared later this week at the Producer’s Ball
media event in Toronto where he represented WWE and hobnobbed with the good people of the entertainment industry. Thanks to TV host Rachel David
, Swati Bhattvyas
, and Danielle
for sharing photos from the event!
If that’s not enough, Our Hero and WWE Total Diva Rosa Mendes
were in CT representing WWE at the Women’s Expo this past Saturday! SO many fans turned out to get some good news from Bad News, and you can check out the multitude of fans on our Twitter
A huge thanks to Brian Chaires for posting this great shot from yesterday’s appearance –
And a very special thanks to Mitzi
for sharing her autograph and photos from the Connecticut event! This was her first time meeting Bad News Barrett
and she had a great time meeting him!
And there’s even more
good news for people who love Bad News – especially our friends of the Indian WWE Universe! Bad News Barrett
will be appearing next week from September 16-18 in Mumbai and Bangalore to do promotional work for WWE. Despite the injury, this is an exciting time, comrades – you know how much Our Hero loves Indian food!
Gallery Update Soon
Posted On: Aug 31, 2014 | By: Tiffany | Under: Magazines and Media
Bad News Barrett made his return on this week’s JBL and Cole Show! Mr. Belding from Saved by the Bell makes an appearance as well –
of the Miami Herald
also had a chance to speak with BNB about his injury and also his preferred WWE Superstars to watch –
The time away from WWE has given him a chance to watch the product from strictly a viewer’s perspective. He enjoys watching Bray Wyatt.
“For me, he is definitely one of the guys I would look at as the future,” Barrett said. “What a unique guy and amazingly talented in the ring. I think his character is just so unique within the world of WWE that you can’t help but to take notice. So he is a guy who I enjoy a lot.
“Another I like is Roman Reigns. He has the potential to be the next top, top guy, which only happens once in a generation. With this generation, he kind of has everything on paper to be that guy. Fingers crossed for his development. I think he has a great head on his shoulders. He is a great athlete and a good attitude. Everyone seems to like him in the locker room, which is pretty rare in itself. If he keeps developing the way he has, I can see him being the guy who is pulling the whole train along.”
Check out the whole article here!
Miami Herald Speaks to Wade Barrett
Posted On: Aug 24, 2014 | By: Tiffany | Under: Magazines and Media
Check out this IGN segment with correspondent Tim Gettys and Bad News Barrett on the 8 Most Epic WWE Moments –
Also, Our Hero is not one to renege on a challenge! After the gauntlet was thrown by Preston North End’s Kevin Davies, Bad News Barrett
accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to help spread awareness
for the affectation…but who was that strange blue man?
BNB also spoke with GamerHub TV about WWE 2K15 during SummerSlam weekend -
(and check out WWE’s photos from the 2K15 panel!)
WWE 2K15 coming this October
Gallery: WWE.com > Digital Photos >WWE 2K15 SummerSlam Panel