The Nexus had one of the most impactful debuts in WWE history. They had lot of momentum in the beginning, but ultimately got derailed after many booking failures and being completely buried by John Cena back at SummerSlam 2010. Not only that, but Wade Barrett had to deal with a lot of dumb rules in WWE.

The Nexus faction was unlike anything WWE had seen at that point in time, even though it turned out to be wasted potential in the end. Wade Barrett was seen as the leader of the group, and he has a lot of memories about the experience.

While speaking on Out of Character with Ryan Satin, Wade Barrett revealed that the company took the Nexus storyline so seriously that they were ordered not to be allowed in the locker room. Barrett felt this was the dumbest rule he had ever experienced.

“Genuinely, it was one of the dumbest things that I’ve experienced in my time in WWE. There was a person who was put in charge of us who is no longer with the company who decided that it would be appropriate for a faction of guys who were attacking the company to not be allowed in the locker room, which would absolutely makes sense because in terms of Nexus, we were coming out of the crowd, we were perceived as outsiders who hadn’t earned contracts in WWE. So, it kind of made a bit of logical sense.


Why am I main-eventing Survivor Series, why are we all main-eventing SummerSlam, yet I’m not eligible to step in the locker room here? I’m gonna change in the hallway; dinner ladies and catering staff and cleaners are walking past while I’m putting my gear on. I’m like, ‘This is stupid. There’s no benefit to this. There’s no payoff to this.”

Barrett also doesn’t rule out making return to the squared circle as well. It remains to be seen whether the former leader of the Nexus will end up competing in the ring in the future.

What’s your take on what Barrett said? Sound off in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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