Wade Barrett On Why He Rejected Nexus WWE Reunion This Year

3 years ago by Liam Winnard

Wade Barrett On Why He Rejected Nexus WWE Reunion This Year

Before the coronavirus pandemic struck, WWE planned a Nexus reunion for WrestleMania weekend, but the group’s leader Wade Barrett wasn’t interested.

It’s unknown exactly what the reunion would have been, but it’s been suggested it would have been at Axxess and potentially to film content for the WWE Network.

Speaking with Wrestling Inc, Wade Barrett explained why he wanted no part of it, saying:

“I was called in January or February, before this whole pandemic broke out, by the talent relations team in WWE about something they wanted to do to coincide with the 10th anniversary of Nexus. I actually turned it down. I didn’t like the offer or the plan.

“In all honesty, if it had been something more significant, I would have paid it more attention. But it was something, to me, that I wasn’t interested in doing. There was no benefit at all, for me, in doing it and I wasn’t excited about it, so I turned the offer down.”

The Brit also gave his thoughts on the promotions that are running shows currently. He said:

“I’ve tuned in very briefly. To be honest with you, I’ve struggled with the lack of fans there. I think they’re an integral part of pro wrestling. Even sports like soccer – they’re bringing it back without the fans – and I think that’s gonna hurt soccer somewhat. But you still have a goal of winning and losing in soccer which is paramount. In wrestling, the story is really the reaction of the fans and if that’s not there, then it’s really difficult,” stated Bennett.

“Knowing what we know about how pro wrestling works, I think it’s very difficult to get too involved without having that emotional pull of the fans. So, I’m not a fan of them not being there. I’m not criticizing companies who do that as I understand the financial obligations so they keep their money coming in. But in terms of a product I would watch, I’m checked out.”

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