Barrett is born in Preston, Lancashire, England. At age six he moves to Wales with his family. He develops an early interest in wrestling through watching British WWE superstar Davey Boy Smith.
Kingston retains the WWE Intercontinental Championship at TLC by defeating Barrett in singles competition. Kingston picks up the pinfall victory after delivering a Trouble In Paradise kick at eight minutes and fifteen seconds.
Barrett defeats World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton in singles competition on WWE Monday Night RAW. Barrett picks up the pinfall victory after delivering a Bull Hammer at ten minutes and thirty seconds.
Wrestlemania 29 is held at MetLife Stadium in East Rutheford, New Jersey. The event features The Miz vs Wade Barrett, Mark Henry vs Ryback, Fandango vs Chris Jericho, The Undertaker vs CM Punk, Triple H vs Brock Lesnar and John Cena vs The Rock.
Miz obtains the WWE Intercontinental Championship at Wrestlemania 29 by defeating Barrett in singles competition. Miz picks up the submission victory by applying a figure-four leg lock at four minutes and ten seconds.
Axel defeats Miz and Barrett in triple threat action at WWE Payback to obtain the Intercontinental Championship. Axel picks up the pinfall victory over Barrett at ten minutes and thirty-five seconds.
Rhodes obtains the Money in the Bank contract briefcase, guaranteeing him a World Heavyweight Championship title match sometime over the next year. Rhodes grabs the briefcase hanging above the ring to claim the victory.
Barrett defeats Van Dam on WWE Monday Night RAW for a shot at the Intercontinental Championship. Barrett picks up the pinfall victory at eleven minutes and fifteen seconds.
Barrett retains the WWE Intercontinental Championship at Payback by defeating Van Dam in single’s competition. Barrett picks up the pinfall victory at nine minutes and thirty-one seconds.
Barrett talks to Sportskeeda about his shoulder injury and his friendship with Ryback.
The guy I hang out mostly is probably Ryback. He is a very entertaining guy, probably the weirdest guy I’ve ever met … But, yeah he is a really cool guy, the guy I got along with well. And, we used to drive around a little bit, we came from the developmental system together so he is a guy I like.
Barrett talks to Ten Sports about John Cena and The Nexus.
I think there was definitely more life left in Nexus at the time. If I had been in charge, I wouldn’t have ended it like it ended. But then again, we got great opportunities for young superstars to come into the WWE, make a huge impact and then 4 or 5 years down the line, most of us are still around, and most of us are still making a very good living in the WWE, and are involved in great angles. So I don’t really look at it in a negative way; I think we were very fortunate to get that opportunity, and I’m also very grateful for the fact that Nexus came along when it did.
Barrett talks to the Huffington Post about returning to action and the impact the internet has had on wrestling.
Traditionally, WWE used to shy away from that internet kind of fan base. But I think increasingly, in life in general and every aspect of entertainment, social media, the internet fan base is now massive. It’s gone from being a minority of people who use that kind of thing — Twitter and forums — to pretty much everybody in some respect. With Instagram and Facebook, the Internet fanbase is the masses nowadays, so I think you’re foolish not to embrace that. WWE has been at the forefront of embracing that in the entertainment industry.