Adam wilkinson



It seems as though every year in WWE there is always a top young superstar that is destined for a big push. Unfortunately more often than not these pushes are cut short due to injury. That would be the case this year with Wade Barrett, the former leader of the Nexus and the Corre.

If you ask me 2011 was a good year for Barrett. He captured the Intercontinental Championship on the March 25 edition of Smackdown from Kofi Kingston and walked into Wrestlemania 27 as a champion. Although his first Mania was a disappointment, you could tell there were big things in store for the former bareknuckle boxer.

After the Corre fell apart I was relieved because let’s face it; It was one of the more weaker stables in recent memory. But the main reason why I was so elated over the Corre’s demise was simply because Barrett could now finally march forward on his own. Which brings us to February 2012, when The Barrett Barrage would suddenly come to a screaming(literally) and excruciating halt.

Not only did Wade fail to win the World Heavyweight Championship at the Elimination Chamber PPV, but to make matters worse he was eliminated by Santino Marella of all people. So I guess you could probably say it seemed rather fitting that in no less than 24 hours the very next night on Raw, he suffered a partially dislocated elbow. Thus the reason he’s been out of action since earlier this year.

The date February 20 seems like a long time ago to some people, myself included. That was the last time any of us saw Barrett in action. So I ask you all this. With his return seemingly on the horizon, where does the former Intercontinental Champion go from here? What does the future have in store for him?

One could say that upon his return, the Barrett Barrage should resume and ultimately lead to a World Heavyweight Championship victory. Personally, I’m a huge fan of the guy and I think he’s one of the best heels WWE has right now. I dig his style, he’s solid in the ring for a big man, and his mic skills are superb. His overall game has improved immensely since he debuted back in the summer of 2010. With that being said, I do recall hearing that the reason the Money In The Bank Ladder match was removed from the WM card this year was because Barrett was scheduled to participate and win the whole thing. It didn’t come as a surprise to me when I learned he was picked to win, as I sensed a World Title shot was coming up for him regardless of the outcome.

I predict that Wade should be back very, very soon considering the current roster is extremely thin due to the amount of main-eventers being on the shelf. So once his return is complete I do in fact expect his push to continue. I think if Barrett were to return within the next few weeks before MITB, he should definitely be one of the entrants in the Smackdown MITB Ladder match. As a matter of fact, I think it’s only right for him to win it since he was originally scheduled to do so in the first place.

But hey if that’s not in the cards for Mr. Barrett then so be it. I do however believe that he should be placed in the World Title picture immediately. Think about it, a fresh new face in the main event scene not just for the rest of this year, but for years to come. A lot of different scenarios could play out if my wishes came true and Barrett did end up returning and winning the Smackdown MITB Ladder match. Once he has that briefcase in his possession, I am almost certain that it would eventually lead to him claiming the blue brand’s crown jewel. That is why I think a feud with Sheamus could be very intriguing. These two had a mini feud so to speak late last year and into the very beginning of 2012. So I think if Barrett had the briefcase, WWE could really build up their feud and in the end it should lead to him cashing it in and capturing heavyweight gold.

So when it’s all said and done folks, I believe Wade Barrett will have a successful return and move on to greener pastures. You know, the summer months have produced a lot of memorable moments in WWE history over the years. In June 2006 DX reunited, in June 2010 we had the debut of the Nexus, and last summer was the summer of Punk. Here’s to hoping that this summer will belong to Wade Barrett. Here’s to hoping that we will see the crowning of England’s first ever World Heavyweight Champion. And here’s to hoping that by year’s end, Wade Barrett will be at the top of the WWE world. All hail Caesar.
FTJ ( Josh Grant )
As each day passes, it is becoming more than unlikely he will be ready to return for MITB. I think that is partially the reason why the WWE Title MITB match is as of right now a 4 way ladder match. So I am interested to see if he comes back in the next week or so because if he waits any longer, MITB...
  • June 28, 2012
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Randall McEnaney
O really? Man a punk/barrett feud could've been gold.
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FTJ ( Josh Grant )
Yeah back around just before Extreme Rules when MITB was still being considered for appearing at Mania 28 was when I heard it. That was when I heard Wade was winning it as well. And was rumored to cash it in on Punk at some point this summer but Wade go hurt so they made MITB into a ppv and we are w...
  • June 28, 2012
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Randall McEnaney
Damn, i didn't know that. Thanks for filling me in man haha.
  • June 28, 2012
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FTJ ( Josh Grant )
No worries, but it is just what I heard and what I think could happen, so take it for what it is worth. I may be wrong as I have been wrong before but that is what I heard the plans were before Mania 28
  • June 28, 2012
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FTJ ( Josh Grant )
The United Kingdom faction but have Sheamus and Barrett team up with the other UK superstars, like Mason Ryan, Drew McIntyre, Layla and William Regal as their manager. Once the stable broke up, then have Barrett and Sheamus feud and it wouldbe gold IMO.
  • June 28, 2012
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Koala
Haha Josh, so basically, Wwe should use the Villian mode in WWE 12 as a storyline... That could actually work.
  • June 28, 2012
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FTJ ( Josh Grant )
Fuck yeah.... as soon as I saw it in the game I said the WWE will eventually do this. And it will be awesome. I loved that storyline in that game. It would kinda be more creative than the storylines they currently have going
  • June 28, 2012
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FTJ ( Josh Grant )
They just have to change the name. To the UK Empire. The Royals. The Bluebloods ( i heard someone mention ) but something other the United Kingdom lol. They could so easily do it and have a feud like the Canada vs USA feud of late 90's
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Brandon Vineyard
I think Barrett should enter the MITB at the PPV. Everyone enters and then the lights go out, red spotlight on the stage. "I've had enough, I'll make them see" hits and he comes out. Imagine the pop.
  • June 28, 2012
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Jake "Mr. 24/7" Russell
I think The WWE is in need of a good dominant stable especially a heel one, but I don't think it should be too big, 3-4 tops and maybe a manager. I really don't care for Mason Ryan, but I do like Drew McIntyre. They don't know what the heck to do with him anyway. The only problem with Sheamus being ...
  • June 28, 2012
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FTJ ( Josh Grant )
Daniel Bryan could easily replace Sheamus as the face. He gets the same amount of cheers Sheamus does now
  • June 28, 2012
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Brandon Vineyard
Josh, I don't mean to be corrective, but he actually gets more. I haven't heard people going "SHEAMUS SHEAMUS SHEAMUS" in the crowds in months, but I've heard "BRYAN BRYAN BRYAN" and "YES YES YES" in matches Daniel Bryan isn't even involved in.
  • June 28, 2012
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FTJ ( Josh Grant )
It depends on which city their in. But I have heard louder responses for DB in some areas and I have heard louder responses for Sheamus. It's location location location.
  • June 28, 2012
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Brandon Vineyard
I think the Yes chants made Bryan more of a star than the World Heavyweight Championship
  • June 28, 2012
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Randall McEnaney
thanks for sharing ur thoughts guys!! didn't think there'd be this many views! it's my first blog ever so i appreciate none of u shitting on it lmao.
  • June 28, 2012
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Brandon Vineyard
It was good. Write one on how WWE can bring back hardcore attitude era fans without breaking past the PG rating.
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Adam Van Maarion
Sick blog bro.. I love wade barrett hes the best young star the wwe has and i hope on his return hes pushed right into the world heavyweight title frame
  • June 28, 2012
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S.M. Gavenlock
it would b cool if barrett made a surprise return at mitb 2 a loud pop and win the smackdown ladder match as a face(or so it seems). then after a few months of playing the nice guy, uses his cash in moment 2 turn heel once again and win the title!
  • June 29, 2012
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Adam Van Maarion
Yeah a cash in on sheamus and a heel turn at the same time would be great stuff
  • June 29, 2012
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Randall McEnaney
thanks adam, and i'm with u dude, i love barrett myself. definitely needs to be utilized to his full potential.
  • June 29, 2012
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Jake "Mr. 24/7" Russell
I know its almost a day later, but better late than never is what I always say but this is directed at Da Bad Guy. The YES chants might not be directed at Daniel Bryan all the time, but he definitely started them. The fact that people keep saying them in other organizations or when Bryan is not arou...
  • June 29, 2012
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FTJ ( Josh Grant )
I used Oh yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!! at my college grad during the Macho Man theme music portion of the grad ceremony
  • June 29, 2012
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