Current NXT commentator and five-time WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett has provided an update on a potential in-ring return.
Since his return to the WWE umbrella, many fans have been wondering if there’s a chance to see Barrett back in action. Right now, he’s behind the announce desk, but he certainly isn’t ruling anything out.
Speaking with BT Sport, he said:
“We’re pro-wrestlers, it’s never done. That’s the truth. There’s definitely some left in the tank. I didn’t want to be someone who retired because I had to retire or retire because I wasn’t able to do it anymore and I was embarrassing myself or anything like that. Similarly, I was burned out when I left. So there’s definitely a lot left in the tank. I’m only 40 years old, 40 sounds quite old in the sporting world, but in the world of sports entertainment, it’s clearly not. I think you only need to look at people like the Hurt Business at the moment. I think all of those guys are a little bit older than me and they’re doing — all of them are doing some of the best work of their career right now. Sheamus is older than me.
“There are guys who are kind of the mainstays of that show right now who are doing some of the best work of that career, who are actually older than me. So I feel like if I want to, or if the time is right, or if the opportunity that excites me comes up, that I’m close to being ready to go, I’m certainly not in in-ring shape at the moment. I’m in good shape but to be in-ring shape, I probably need three months of knocking out that ring rust before I step back in the ring. But currently, I will say my focus is purely on the announcing booth and doing that on NXT.”
Barrett has mentioned recently that one particular opponent that he’d be up for returning to face would be current WWE Champion Drew McIntyre, who are of course close due to their origins in the UK.
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