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Wade Barrett Reveals Austin Theory Is Nagging Him For A WWE Match

Could Barrett return to the ring?

Wade Barrett hasn't stepped inside the squared circle since 2016, but a young NXT Superstar is trying to tempt him back into the ring. 

Barrett recently spoke to WWE India and the former bearer of bad news revealed Austin Theory is nagging him to return to the ring for a one on one match. 

"I'm old these days, alright. I'm old, I'm beat up, I feel like I had a pretty good run and I got out of it just about in one piece. I have a great gig at the moment, this is probably my favourite ever gig or job I have had in my entire life including all the things I did in the ring. I love commentating for NXT, really excited to do that, so I wouldn't wanna move that to one side at all," Barrett stated. 

"However, with that being said, Austin Theory is somebody who's constantly kind of giving me a little nudge here and there, talking about me getting back in the ring. He really wants to have a match with me. He's asked me several times now. He's a hell of a talent so I think he's gonna go a long way. He might be a little too young and too quick for me but maybe someone like an Austin Theory could tempt me back."

Speculation about Barrett returning to the ring has swirled since the former Intercontinental Champion re-signed with WWE in August 2020. Barrett himself has stayed largely quiet on the matter but he revealed last year he could step back in the squared circle if a match with Drew McIntyre was on the table. 

H/T to Sportskeeda

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