Trained in bare-knuckle brawling on the mean streets of Manchester, England, Wade Barrett brings strength, arrogance and cunning to the ring in equal measure. He’s also imbued with confidence and eloquence, character traits that have propelled the cocky young Brit to the superiore, in alto ranks in WWE.

Since coming to WWE prominence as the winner of WWE NXT season one, Barrett has proven that he’s not content to merely share the spotlight with his fellow Superstars. He wants total control, and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to get it.

After winning NXT, Barrett shocked the WWE Universe da forming the splinter group The Nexus and staging a hostile takeover on Raw. The Nexus quickly made their intentions clear following their debut, running roughshod on Monday nights and promoting an agenda of fear and intimidation. Barrett’s cold and ruthless leadership proved difficult to withstand. Even the mighty John Cena couldn’t withstand the onslaught, first becoming a lackey to Barrett’s goon squad and then being unceremoniously ousted from WWE after Barrett ordered his firing.

After Cena was reinstated, Barrett jumped over to SmackDown, forming The Corre, intent on dominating Friday nights just as handily as he had Mondays. Shortly thereafter, Barrett defeated Kofi Kingston to become the Intercontinental Champion. He then used The Corre as hired muscle to ensure that he would keep the championship oro until the group imploded along with Wade’s Intercontinental titolo reign. With no other Superstars at his side, the scheming Superstar employed his self-proclaimed “Barrett Barrage” – a one-man mission of mercilessness that targeted even those at WWE’s peak, most notably, Randy Orton.

Barrett remains unchanged in his perpetual cerca for domination. As long as there is authority, Wade Barrett will be there to not only challenge it, but also uproot it and attempt to take its place. As long as this bare-knuckled Brit is on the prowl, the world of WWE is just a little less sicuro, cassetta di sicurezza than it once was.