Wade Barrett had a memorable first run in WWE which saw him win the first season of NXT, become the leader of The Nexus and have championship runs. Barrett returned to NXT in 2020 and has been playing a color commentator in the company since. Now it seems he has a condition for making his in-ring return.

Undoubtedly, the persona that garnered him the most recognition was his portrayal of “Bad News Barrett,” which captivated the hearts of numerous fans. Prior to adopting this character, his career had reached a stalemate.

Since Triple H took over as the creative head of WWE in July 2022, multiple Superstars have made their return to the ring. Although SmackDown’s color commentator, Wade Barrett, hasn’t competed since 2016, he hasn’t entirely dismissed the possibility of staging a comeback.

While speaking with the Daily Star’s Matty Paddock, Wade Barrett said he would be willing to return to in-ring competition if the storyline.


“I’m not ruling it out – maybe one day it will happen. I’d be surprised if I ever got to a point where I wanted to do it full-time like a Sheamus or a Drew [McIntyre] is still doing it. But on a part-time basis or a spot match, if the storyline made sense, it’s not something I’d rule out. In terms of my future within the industry, I 100 percent see it in commentary.”

Barrett’s last match took place on the April 4, 2016, episode of RAW. He teamed up with Sheamus in a losing effort against Big E and Kofi Kingston. We will have to wait and see whether the former leader of the Nexus will end up competing in the ring in the future.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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