Wade Barret returned to NXT in 2020 and has been playing color commentator role since then. He signed a full-time contract back in 2020. Now he’s sticking around with his position on the yellow brand.

Barret recently appeared on BT Sport for an interview and revealed that he signed a contract extension with WWE to continue in his current role as an NXT commentator.

“About to hit my two-year anniversary, just signed a new extension to my contract actually.

“Last week I agreed to a new deal, I’m very happy to be staying around with WWE and continuing in my role with NXT.”


Barret noted that he is in great shape and will be ready to return to the ring when the opportunity presents itself. But for now, he’s enjoying his time as a commentator on NXT 2.0.

WWE Hall of Famer and NXT 2.0 head Shawn Michaels gave major props to Barret for re-signing with WWE as well, saying he’s thrilled to continue working together with the five-time Intercontinental Champion.

Great to have to @StuBennett re-sign with @WWE and remain as one of the voices of #WWENXT each week! His in-ring experience adds an invaluable perspective to our brand and our talent! Thrilled to continue working together, Wade!!!! @WWENXT

Wade Barret signed with WWE in 2007 and reported to the company’s then-developmental Ohio Valley Wrestling. Barret competed in the first season of NXT, which he won as well.

Barret would go on to lead NXT rookies against the main roster in what became arguably the biggest storyline to come from WWE at the time. Bad News Barret also led The Corre, a splinter group of The Nexus, before eventually pursuing a solo career.

Barret parted ways with WWE in 2016 to focus on his acting career, but said at the time he was open to an in-ring return. He returned to Triple H’s version of NXT as a color commentator on August 26, 2020. The rest, as they say, is history.

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Manik Aftab

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