Wade Barrett recently made his return to WWE as part of NXT's commentary team. The WWE Universe had become accustomed to seeing Wade Barrett inside the ring rather than hearing his voice talking about the action.
Wade Barrett in WWE
The former United States Champion left WWE back in 2016. During his time in the company, he was known under a number of names - Wade Barrett, King Barrett, and even Bad News Barrett. Whilst performing as Bad News Barrett, Wade was given his own catchphrase, which is something he revealed in a recent interview with Stephanie Chase from Digital Spy, that he has been unable to forget over the past four years.
"I have cars driving past and someone will wind the window down and yell, 'I'm afraid I got some bad news' to me. I still love it and I think at some point we might see it back on WWE programming. It's one of those catchphrases that I think will live forever and people will always remember it and react to it."
Barrett is yet to bring back the catchphrase as part of his new role on commentary, but he seems to be teasing the fact that it could return one day.
Bad News Barrett was reportedly the brainchild of Vince McMahon and it allowed Barrett to show much more personality in the role. The catchphrase has become as Iconic as The Rock's "It doesn't matter what you think" and it will be something that the WWE Universe could shout at Barrett for years to come.Published 09 Oct 2020, 22:32 IST