» Trained by Jon Richie, Al Snow, and Steve Keirn (along with Norman Smiley, Billy Kidman, Tom Prichard, and Dusty Rhodes in FCW)
» Made professional wrestling debut in June 2004.
» In October 2007, Wade was signed to a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment.
» Previous ring names were Lawrence Knight, Stu Bennett, and Stu Sanders.
» Born in Preston, England, but billed from Manchester, England. Currently resides in Tampa, Florida.
» Attended University of Liverpool from 1999-2002 and graduated with a degree in Marine Biology.
» Moved to Wales at age 6.
» Supporter of Preston North End FC.
» Supporter of Chicago Bears (American football)
» Worked in a science laboratory while training to become a pro-wrestler.
» Favorite genres of music are indie & rock and roll.
» Is a guitar player.
» Favorite bands include The Smiths, The Beatles, The Stereophonics, Manic Street Preachers, The Jam, The Stone Roses, and Guns & Roses.
» Prefers reading biographies and enjoys the works of Hunter S. Thompson.
» Loves cats and has had “many feline friends”.
» Explains the origin of the name “Wade Barrett” as an amalgam of English Rugby player Wade Dooley and founding Pink Floyd member Syd Barrett.