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Wade Barrett in talks for full-time WWE return

Wade Barrett, real name Stu Bennett, could be sticking around WWE for the long haul.

The former WWE star made his return to television last week as an announcer for NXT TV. With the company taping two episodes of the weekly TV show on the same date, Barrett went ahead with working the second episode that will air this Tuesday night on the USA Network. reports that Barrett met with WWE officials and is currently negotiating a full-time return to the company as an announcer.

It was noted that him appearing on NXT was pretty much a “feeling out” process to see if the two sides were interested in working together going forward.

The report states that WWE has been interested in bringing Barrett back in this role since earlier this year. If the two sides can come to terms on a deal then it would only see him be a commentator and not to be a full-time in-ring Superstar.

It was added there was talk over the last few days that Barrett could be plugged into NXT UK as an announcer.

As of this writing, Barrett has not publicly commented on the negotiations. Before he worked NXT TV, he had been an announcer for the NWA.


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