Wade Barrett Says Big E Effectively Ended His Career
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Wade Barrett reveals that a 2016 match on Monday Night Raw which saw Big E on the other side of the ring effectively ended his career.
Recently, Wade Barrett returned to NXT as a color commentator alongside Vic Joseph and Beth Phoenix. While appearing on the WWE Draft Watch-Along on YouTube, Wade Barrett talked up the potential of Big E as a solo star on SmackDown, Wade Barrett referenced his final WWE match, a 2016 match that saw him team with Sheamus against The New Day, and discussed how Big E’s high impact offense effectively retired him from in-ring competition.
“Well, let me tell you this. My final ever match in WWE, which was the Raw after WrestleMania in 2016, it happened to be a tag team match. It was myself and Sheamus against The New Day, and the man who effectively ended my career was Big E. I’ve taken that spear from him. I’m taking that thing when he jumps up in the air and squashes you to the mat, he throws you around. He is possibly, outside of Mark Henry, the strongest man I’ve ever been in the ring with. He is more explosive than Mark, too, so it’s the double whammy. He’s fast, he’s got this explosive strength, just ridiculously powerful. What a dangerous man he could be!”
Wade Barrett has said that he would consider getting back in the ring for a final run if it meant having a match with Drew McIntyre for the WWE Championship, but right now, he is happy being a color commentator on NXT.
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