WWE News: "Wade Barrett" has been buried, says Stu Bennett
Bad News Barrett, aka Wade Barrett, was released from WWE on May 6th, 2016. As a part of ‘Spring cleaning’ ,the WWE removes several fringe superstars from the roster to make space for future talents and this year,Wade Barrett ended up in that list.
He was not the only one though, with Santino Marella, Damien Sandow, Hornswoggle, El Torito, Zeb Colter, Alex Riley and Cameron rounding up the list.
And after being released, Barrett confirmed that his contract was supposed to end in June 2016, but he and WWE had agreed to an earlier parting of ways.
Recently, Barrett changed his Twitter handle from @WadeBarrett to @StuBennett, which is his real name. Wrestlinginc.com reports that the former WWE employee had briefly changed his Twitter handle to @StuBennett last year before changing it back to the previous one.
Oh, and new Twitter handle : @StuBennett - the other guy is dead and 'buried'.— Stu Bennett (@StuBennett) June 10, 2016
Bennett was signed by the WWE back in 2007 as a developmental talent. Eventually, after the wrap-up of ECW, Bennett became the first ever winner of NXT.
He made his main roster debut as the leader of Nexus, consisting of eight rookies from season one of NXT. In his 6 year tenure in WWE’s main roster, Bennett won the Intercontinental Champion on 5 different occasions, a Slammy Award and the King of the Ring tournament in 2015.