Wade Barrett has not wrestled a match since leaving WWE in April of 2016. However, that has not stopped people from wondering if he will be joining AEW. Now, he has addressed whether he would be up for another round in the ring.
Speaking with Comic Book Movie, Barrett said he doesn’t have much interest in wrestling a full-time schedule. Here is the full quote:
“Part of my issue is that I’m close to 40 now. I’m 40 in two months, so the prospect of going back and working a full-time professional wrestling schedule isn’t particularly high on my agenda at the moment. That might change. It was very kind of Cody to say that, I’m still very good friends with Cody. We’ve been tight for ten plus years, and he’s done an amazing job with AEW. I am really excited about the explosion in opportunities in the professional wrestling world.
I work for NWA currently as a commentator, and there’s Ring of Honor which a friend of mine Marty Scurll is running the moment, obviously IMPACT has done some great stuff recently and grown from the ashes of where they were years ago, and then there’s all the Japanese stuff, and there’s some good stuff going on in the UK too. The fact is, there’s a ton of opportunities out there now for professional wrestlers which, when I was coming through, weren’t really there. The only game in town realistically was WWE, and it was very, very difficult to see yourself working anywhere outside of that. I think the digital revolution and the opportunity for smaller brands to get big platforms now is fantastic for professional wrestlers and professional wrestling in general.”
As he said, Barrett (real name Stu Bennett) is currently working as a commentator for the NWA. As stated earlier, he has not had a match since the night after WrestleMania 32. After losing that match to the New Day, he was kicked out of the League of Nations and he then left the company.
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