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Wade Barrett Teases Coming Out Of Retirement To Face Top RAW Star

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• Wade Barrett Teases Coming Out Of Retirement To Face Top RAW Star

Former 5-time Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett has been retired from in-ring competition for almost 7 years now.

He works as a Commentator in WWE now, but is willing to come out of retirement for special attraction matches every once in a while.

During an interview with Daily Star, the former Nexus leader teased returning to the ring to face RAW’s United States Champion Austin Theory.

Below is what Barrett said:

“That’s the kind of person I would certainly be looking at if it was to be a youngster I’d step in the ring with.

There are so many youngsters coming through right now that I’ve been really impressed with. I’m going to cherry-pick one that I worked with a bit in NXT. He’s young, up and coming, and I think he’s got a huge future, and that’s Austin Theory.

I’m not ruling it out – maybe one day it will happen. I’d be surprised if I ever got to a point where I wanted to do it full-time like a Sheamus or a Drew (McIntyre) is still doing it.

But on a part-time basis or a spot match, if the storyline made sense, it’s not something I’d rule out.

In terms of my future within the industry, I 100% see it in commentary. I am probably having more fun now in my current role than I ever have in any point in my career.”

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (March 4, 2000) – WWF Jakked / WWF Metal

On this day in 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly syndicated TV show ‘WWF Jakked’ (night version) aka ‘WWF Metal’ (afternoon version).

It was pre-taped at the Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York and featured mid-card matches on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania 2000’ PPV.

The card can be found right here:

Test vs. Mideon

The Headbangers vs. Kevin Landry & Inferno kid

Essa Rios vs. Funaki

Godfather & D’Lo Brown vs. The Big Boss Man & Prince Albert

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