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. Wade Barrett still has happy memories of his time with the Nexus, even though it was one of the silliest things he has ever seen in WWE.
Wade Barrett recently appeared for an interview with Ryan Satin on Out of Character. He spoke about his time as the head of the fledgling group that emerged from NXT’s inaugural season as a competitive series in 2010.
Barrett criticized the fact that the group was unable to change in the WWE locker rooms for plot reasons. He however acknowledged the group’s creative stumbles and expressed why he still values that period of time.
The problem I had with it is, look, you’re not actually filming us changing in the locker room. You’re not in the locker room itself. So nobody has any clue that were’ changing in hallways instead of the locker room apart from basically the people who work within the company.
So why am I doing this? 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 as you know, 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 whatsoever.’
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. 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.
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