Trent Barreta Talks About His Release From WWE & What’s Next For Him

Recently released WWE superstar Trent Barreta recently spoke to Slam! Sports about his departure from the company:

“I always pictured myself being an indy guy and eventually down the road I would get to WWE. What ended up happening is I was signed when I was 20 so I never really got the chance to be an indy wrestler,” he said.

“I started wrestling when I was 15 but you don’t get booked a lot when you are 16 or 17. I didn’t have a lot of connections so I didn’t do too many indies. For me I am a wrestler no matter what, if I am in WWE or somewhere else it is cool. I didn’t see getting fired as my life being over, this is an opportunity to keep wrestling and doing my thing. I am not really down about it at all.”

As for what’s next for him, Barreta says, “It is a new chapter and I think it is going to be great. Now is my chance to get out and show people what I can do and there is nothing holding me back. There are no old men in suits to yell at me and tell me what I did wrong after my match. I am looking forward to just having fun.”

* Pictures of Trent Barreta & His Girlfriend – WWE Diva AJ LEE

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  • Ares

    I never really thought he was bad… he just didnt catch my eye. For pete’s sake, his name was Trent Barreta lol.

  • Indy Wrestling Sucks

    This guy meant nothing. He had wrestling talent – but so do 1000 other people not on TV.

    Oh and Baretta – if you are looking fwd to being an indie wrestler – you might as well switch professions. Being an indie wrestler is one step below Janitor. Janitor’s get benefits and pensions….

    Plus being an indie wrestler is the least respectable thing you can do.

    • fireworks Ts

      Trent was actually one of the few guys in WWE with talent you shithead. Janitors make shit money, you should know this since thats probably your job. Enjoy cleaning up other peoples shit and piss. Wrestling is a talent, cleaning up after others isn’t.

      • fireworks Ts mom

        and sucking BBC is your talent

    • dotty_84

      Yeah…you’re a moron. He meant nothing, maybe but when did you see him get a push or a chance to do anything, he performes well in ring but i mean did WWE give him a fueds to try him out?

      Indie wrestler is below a Janitor? yeah would i rather be a Janitor or would i do what i love and travel around the country maybe across the world depending on booking.

  • Peer Pressure

    TNA fans, feast your eyes on the newest member of Aces and Eights. jajajaja!

    • KAZ

      They’re going to get Zack Ryder too very soon

    • fireworks Ts

      Good at least he’ll be used in TNA. They wont waste his talent like WWE did but you wont admit that because youre a little bitch fanboy. TNA has a better project kid, just admit it already.

      • fireworks Ts mom

        Bitch boy

      • Peer Pressure

        You’re a TNA fanboy. Your opinion doesn’t matter in these here parts boy. LOL! You TNA fans are worst than ROHbots. At least ROH is watchable. TNA is terrible. I can’t even get past half an hour of Impact wrestling before I’m sound asleep. Enjoy your crappy theme park wrestling show.

        • fireworks Ts

          You keep suckin on that WWE dick, you seem to love it. TNA has been putting on better wrestling matches then WWE and thats the truth. Maybe if ya pulled your head out of your asshole you’d know this. No, I forgot youre a WWE fangirl so they never do anything wrong in your eyes. Youre just one of the many morons on this site.

  • Puppet H

    Well, WWE creative ruined him after Caylen Croft fired because they left his boring character without any feuds, very good inring talent like the likes of J,Gabriel and Kidd, but WWE could have tried something different with him, and they didnt, as soon as he dropped to NXT , I knew he was going to get the axe.

  • Word Life

    Baretta is done in American wrestling, because he didn’t make it. If he wants to make a name for himself now he should go to Mexico like Jindrak did or Japan like A train. And if not, he could always start up his own business. Way better than running around doing indie shows scraping by living week to week.

  • ahndaewoong

    The only thing worse than losing your job is having to watch your girlfriend make out with everyone at your job while you lose it. Hate to have his luck.