Wade Barrett Talks Survivor Series, Nexus, Bare Knuckle Boxing


Nexus leader Wade Barrett was interviewed this week by IGN to promote Sunday’s WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view. You can read the full interview at IGN.com. Here are some highlights of what Barrett said about:

His Experience As A Bare Knuckle Boxer In The UK:

“Yeah, that’s something I started doing in my early 20’s. I used to live in Liverpool and I knew some people who were involved in that world. They made me an offer to do some fighting for them. It was something that wasn’t strictly legal. It was something that was under the cover of darkness, as it were. But it was something that I enjoyed at the time and I made some decent money out of it and it was something that I was quite successful at. So I enjoyed doing it.”

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The Nexus Storyline Still Going & Being So Successful

“Yes. I think with how fast and how often Pay Per Views come around nowadays and how quick storylines turn around and evolve – and you’re right, things do move a lot faster now – but that being said I think it’s a testament to the writing and the performances that we’ve managed to keep it fresh and keep ourselves relevant in the fans’ minds so that people are still enjoying it and it’s not something that’s gotten old quickly. I think that’s a testament to how hard people have work and how well we’ve been able to pull off the ideas that the creative geniuses have come up with. I think if it’s good TV then it’s going to keep on going and there’s no reason to stop it. And hopefully it’s going to keep on being on TV for a while longer yet.”

His WWE Title Match Against Randy Orton at Survivor Series:

“This time I’m going to be on my own against Randy Orton with John Cena as the referee, and it’s a huge moment for me and it really shows how much I’ve come in the last year, considering one year ago I was wrestling in developmental for FCW and I wasn’t on TV or anything like that,” said Barrett. “And now, less than a year later, I’m Main Eventing one of the top pay-per-views of the year. It’s a big honor and I’m very proud of it.”

* Wade Barrett ARRESTED In 2008 – View His MUGSHOT Picture Here