It has now been confirmed by multiple outlets and sources that a past WWE star will be returning for commentary Wednesday for NXT. And for some, specifically Baron Corbin (although on SmackDown), I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news. Wade Barrett is returning to do commentary on NXT.
This will mark the first time since May 2016 Barrett has appeared in any facet for WWE. He was in the midst of contract negotiations with WWE that year that quickly went south. He reportedly told Vince McMahon to his face that he “hates it here”. There was another word in there, but omitted due to profanity.
Jason’s Jest: I can’t wait for this! Barrett was incredible on the mic before and hopefully he is beyond whatever happened in the past and this leads to a long term commitment in some facet.