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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 as well as 2015 King of the Ring. 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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Check out SmackDown this Thursday on SyFy to watch Bad News Barrett team up with Irish nemesis Sheamus against Dolph Ziggler and Daniel Bryan!
As announced on RAW, Bad News Barrett will invoke his rematch clause for the Intercontinental Championship against Daniel Bryan at Extreme Rules –
Daniel Bryan rose above six other Superstars to capture his first Intercontinental Championship in a Ladder Match at WrestleMania. However, if the ever-popular “Yes!” Man hopes to hold onto the title, he’ll have to get past the Superstar who lost the championship that day, Bad News Barrett, at Extreme Rules.
A five-time Intercontinental Champion, Barrett’s most recent reign was marked by ignominy, as a packed field of contenders took turns stealing the title and playing a game of keep-away. Though Barrett officially lost the title at WrestleMania, he was never pinned or made to submit during a championship match over the tenure of his reign.
Looking to take out his frustrations on the newly crowned titleholder, Barrett targeted Bryan beginning the night after WrestleMania. Sheamus’ shocking reappearance interrupted the British brawler’s opening salvo, but Barrett succeeded in causing Bryan to lose to The Celtic Warrior by count-out days later on SmackDown. While the referee’s back was turned, Barrett — who was sitting in on commentary — left the announce desk and leveled Bryan outside the ring with a clubbing Bad News Bull Hammer Elbow.
Cheap shots, however, will not be an option at Extreme Rules, when Bryan and Barrett meet one-on-one. As both Superstars broke into WWE together as competitors on the first season of WWE NXT, the champion and challenger no doubt know each other well. How will their familiarity, not to mention their striking expertise, affect the outcome at Extreme Rules?
Will Barrett use his reach and size advantage, coupled with his blistering arsenal of forearms, big boots and Bad News Bull Hammer Elbows, to reclaim the title for a sixth time? Or will the tenacious and feisty Bryan rely on his encyclopedic knowledge of submission holds, as well as his face-smashing running knee, to retain the championship that many consider the title of purists?
Watch the excitement and when Extreme Rules airs live on WWE Network on Sunday, April 23, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
Daniel Bryan’s Intercontinental Title win stole the show and the hearts of the WWE Universe in equal measure despite a last-second effort by Dolph Ziggler. But a burly Brit and a newly nasty fella might have something to say about WWE’s two most beloved underdogs. Having knocked off Bryan twice before WrestleMania and after nearly knocking him off a ladder at WrestleMania, “Zig Man” earned the first pass at D-Bry’s ivory enterprise. With Bad News Barrett lurking at commentary, the two grapplers locked horns over the Intercontinental Title like they were, in fact, competing in the WrestleMania main event.
Bryan and Ziggler exchanged holds and haymakers until The Showoff spiked Bryan into the mat with a modified piledriver targeted at The Beard’s surgically repaired neck. Bryan responded with a belly-to-back superplex, and the playing field evened from there. Much like the Ladder Match, the contest came down to dueling headbutts, but unlike the Ladder Match, Bryan had the option of answering with a Running Knee to retain his title. Bad News Barrett was quick to bum-rush the champion, but a returning, mohawked Sheamus sent him scurrying. Barrett need not have bothered. The Irishman had other targets in mind, Brogue-Kicking Bryan and flattening Ziggler with White Noise before offering a simple message to the crowd: “I’m back.”
SmackDown Results from Fresno, CA (April 2) –
Prior to his non-title match against Daniel Bryan, Sheamus made his mission clear, declaring that he won’t rest until he puts every underdog in the WWE Universe out of their misery.
The Celtic Warrior made good on his promise, at least for one night, defeating The “Yes!” Man in SmackDown’s hard-hitting main event. After the new-look Irishman sent The Beard flying off the ring apron with a punishing collision, Bad News Barrett got up from his spot on commentary to deliver a head-turning Bull Hammer Elbow to a dazed Bryan. As a result, the Intercontinental Champion — who was knocked out cold —was counted out and WWE’s returning Irish powerhouse walked out the victor.
The National spoke to BNB in one of many interviews over WrestleMania weekend; check it out here!
Christian Rosenberg and Kaori Takee of Afterbuzz TV caught an interview with BNB over the weekend –
All our bags are packed, we’re ready to go…and we know the way to San Jose! Be sure to show up early with us this Thursday at the Axxess Superstore in the McEnery (San Jose) Convention Center and meet Bad News Barrett starting at 12 pm CST!
The rest of Barrett’s Axxess appearances will be as follows –
Saturday, March 28: WrestleMania Travel Package Signing from 11-12:30 at the Sainte Claire Hotel Saturday, March 28: Superstar Signing from 3-5 pm CST at San Jose Convention Center Sunday, March 29: Axxess Q&A between 10am-12pm at San Jose Convention Center
The last RAW on the Road to WrestleMania featured Mr. Barrett as an interested spectator over the opponents that will fight him for his title this Sunday –
This train comes to its end destination this Sunday, but will Our Hero be the one to disembark with his hard-fought Intercontinental Title on hand? He’s got as good of a chance as any of the other competitors!
If you’ll be with us in San Jose during WrestleMania Week, check out the WrestleMania Superstore located within the McEnery/San Jose Convention Center. Bad News Barrett will be there on Thursday, March 26th at 12 pm PST for an appearance as the store makes its grand annual opening – be sure to arrive early in order to meet Our Hero; 300 wristbands will be handed out on a “come first, come served” basis!
Tonight’s episode of SmackDown put the focus on the Intercontinental Championship, the WrestleMania Ladder Match, and Bad News Barrett‘s opponents, of which Daniel Bryan started the show proclaiming he would be a part of the fray –
The Intercontinental Title was soon front and center on the best show on Thursday night as R-Truth flaunted the coveted championship on the ramp with every other participant in the upcoming contest sharing a spot inside the squared circle. Before the British champion could chase after the rapping Superstar, though, an all-out brawl broke out, with the “Yes!” Man, Dean Ambrose and Dolph Ziggler clearing the ring of Barrett, Stardust and Luke Harper.
The rollercoaster ride that is the Intercontinental Title chase reached fast and furious levels in SmackDown’s Six-Man Tag Team Match main event. And amid the chaos in the contest’s final moments, Daniel Bryan tagged himself in on Dolph Ziggler and hit a Running Knee on Luke Harper to pick up the victory for his team in the battle of Ladder Match participants.
The feel-good moment would not last long, however. The Showoff and Dean Ambrose seemed to take exception to The Beard attracting all the glory during a post-match interview with Michael Cole, with both Superstars calling the “Yes!” Man a “turd.” Can the pursuit for the Intercontinental Title get any crazier?
Detroit is no stranger to bad news; in fact the entire city has a reputation of bad news – that’s why Bad News Barrett was so welcome in the city today! BNB visited several media outlets today to promote tonight’s SmackDown taping as well as the upcoming Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match at WrestleMania 31 –
Bad News Barrett on WJBK Fox News 2 Detroit –
Bad News Barrett with Bushman of WJLB 98 Detroit – Listen here and here; check out the video below!
Bad News Barrett on the Ryan & Rico Podcast on Detroit Sports 105.1