Former WWE Star Reveals He Hated Working For WWE
Back when The Nexus debuted in 2010, it seemed like WWE had its next great faction on its hands. Led by the immensely talented and charismatic Wade Barrett, The Nexus made quite an impression, by taking out John Cena, CM Punk and the ring crew before destroying the entire set. But just a few months later, Cena single-handedly defeated The Nexus and Barrett was left to pick up the pieces.
He managed to remain over with audiences, but WWE just refused to treat him like the main-event star he deserved to be. He ended up leaving the promotion in 2016 and in a recent appearance on Colt Cabana’s podcast, Barrett spoke about his decision to leave, despite being given numerous opportunities to re-sign.
“I left [the WWE] around April or May of 2016 I told them that my contract was coming up, and I told them that I wasn’t re-signing. They tried to make a couple of offers, and I told them ‘It doesn’t matter what you offer me, I need to leave. I f–king hate it here.’ I loved my job until, probably, the end of 2014, beginning of 2015. I did some exciting things and some not so exciting things…I thought if I kept improving my physique, and I got ripped, that’ll convince them. Maybe, I need a catchphrase. Maybe, I need a t-shirt that’ll be a big sell. Maybe, I need to do more with my in-ring skills. There was always something in my head like I can improve this and I can improve that.”