Wade Barrett Reveals 'One Of The Dumbest Things' He Experienced In WWE

Barrett felt there was 'no benefit' to the edict placed on him and the rest of the Nexus

Current WWE SmackDown announcer Wade Barrett has revealed a particularly dumbfounding experience he had while leading The Nexus' invasion of WWE in 2010. 

Speaking on the Out of Character with Ryan Satin podcast, Barrett noted that the company wouldn't let the renegade band of rookies use the WWE locker room - seemingly in order to keep things 'authentic' - saying: 

"Genuinely, it was one of the dumbest things that I've experienced in my time in WWE. There was a person who was put in charge of us who is no longer with the company who decided that it would be appropriate for a faction of guys who were attacking the company to not be allowed in the locker room, which would absolutely make sense because in terms of Nexus, we were coming out of the crowd, we were perceived as outsiders who hadn't earned contracts in WWE. So, it kind of made a bit of logical sense".

Despite seeing some of the logic behind the decision, it still irked Barrett.

"Why am I main-eventing Survivor Series, why are we all main-eventing SummerSlam, yet I'm not eligible to step in the locker room here? I'm gonna change in the hallway; dinner ladies and catering staff and cleaners are walking past while I'm putting my gear on. I'm like, 'This is stupid. There's no benefit to this. There's no payoff to this whatsoever'".

Barrett was released by WWE on May 6, 2016. He returned as a commentator for NXT in August of 2020, before being moved to SmackDown last month. 

He announced that he had signed a contract extension with the company in August. 

H/T Wrestling Inc.

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