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15 Spectacular Truths Of Wade Barrett

1. He is signed to WWE, where he performs under the ring name King Barrett, a modification of his previous moniker, Wade Barrett.

2. Barrett 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 The Nexus, composed of the remaining NXT rookies of season 1.

3. 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.

4. He briefly became Bad News Barrett before becoming the 20th King of the Ring winner in 2015 and changing his name to King Barrett.

5. He has refused to elaborate on the incident for legal reasons, but the assailant incurred serious injuries, and Bennett escaped with the cash despite significant blood loss.

6. Bennett decided to become a professional wrestler at the age of 21, as well as wrestling in Wales for Welsh Wrestling.

7. In June 2005 he beat Danny Beckwith for the Dropkixx IWC Heavyweight Championship.

8. In 2005 he feuded with Nick Aldis and Danny Dexter in Dropkixx Wrestling.

9. After appearing as part of a security team on 13 November 2006 episode of Raw in Manchester, Barrett participated in a tryout with WWE later that month.

10. On the 7 June 2010 edition of Raw, Barrett was at the forefront of an attack by the NXT rookies, as they interfered in the main event match between John Cena and CM Punk, attacking both competitors, the Straight Edge Society, the announce team, the timekeeper and the ring announcer, Justin Roberts, before they destroyed the ring area and surrounding equipment.

11. Cena in particular was heavily targeted by the rookies, who hit him with their finishing moves. On the 14 June 2010 edition of Raw, Barrett and the other rookies (minus Daniel Bryan) demanded full-time contracts from Raw General Manager Bret Hart, who instead fired Barrett and had the rookies removed from the building.

12. Barrett was the final member of the Nexus but submitted to Cena, causing the Nexus to lose the match.

13. After ordering Cena to help him win, Cena interfered in the match causing Barrett to win via disqualification, which meant that Orton retained the championship. The following night, Barrett was granted a rematch at the Survivor Series pay-per-view, and allowed to choose a guest referee.

14. He chose Cena, stating that if Barrett won the match and the WWE title, Cena would be allowed to leave the Nexus; however if Barrett failed to win the title, Cena would be fired. Cena was fired as per the match stipulation after Survivor Series.

15. Punk gave Barrett the opportunity to regain the leadership, stating that if he won a three-way steel cage match involving Orton and Sheamus to determine the number one contender for The Miz’s WWE Championship, Punk would not only give up the leadership, but work for Barrett’s Nexus.

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