Wade Barrett

  • Born: 08/10/1980 in Penwortham, Lancashire, England
  • Birthname: Stuart Alexander Bennett
  • Height & Weight: 6'7", 244 Ib
Titles Won:
  • WWE Intercontinental Champion (5 times)
  • NXT (Season 1)
  • FCW Florida Tag Team Champion – with Drew McIntyre
  • OVW Southern Tag Team Championship – with Paul Burchill

Wade won the first season of NXT in 2010 and made his Raw debut on 7 June of that year, rising to prominence as the leader of The Nexus, composed of the remaining NXT rookies of season 1. He headlined five WWE pay-per-view events during the remainder of 2010, challenging for the WWE Championship in three of those. Barrett formed the Corre with former Nexus members Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel in January 2011 and won his first Intercontinental Championship, a title that he has won overall five times.

In 2013, he became Bad News Barrett until becoming the 20th King of the Ring winner in 2015 and changing his ring name to King Barrett. He left WWE in May 2016 and has not wrestled since then. However, he has appeared in other non-wrestling roles on the international independent circuit, such as a commentator for World of Sport Wrestling, the National Wrestling Alliance, and as a general manager for Defiant Wrestling under the name Stu Bennett.

Notable Feuds

vs. John Cena

vs. Randy Orton

vs. Bo Dallas

vs. Sheamus

vs. The Miz

Notable Matches

vs. Team WWE (Cena, Bryan, Edge, Y2J, Bret Hart, R-Truth & Morrison) at Summerslam 2010.

vs. Cena at Hell in a Cell 2010.

vs. Kingston at Smackdown, 22nd March 2011.

vs. Daniel Bryan, Slater, Gabriel, Kane, Sin Cara, Cody Rhodes & Sheamus at Money in the Bank 2011. (Smackdown briefcase)

vs. Big E at Extreme Rules 2014