Bad News Barrett
Feb 21, 2010 - by Steve Gerweck
Real name: Stuart Alexander Bennett
Weight: 270 lbs.
Date of birth: August 10, 1980
Hometown: Manchester, England
Pro debut: June 2004
Trained by: Jon Richie
Finishing move: Wasteland
- He signed a WWE developmental deal and was assigned to Louisville before be transferred to Florida Championship Wresting in Tampa.
- On May 6, 2008 in Port Richey, FL, Bennett (as Stu Sanders) and Drew McIntyre defeated Eddie Colon and Eric Perez to capture the FCW Tag Team titles.
- In February 2010, Bennett was assigned to the newly created NXT roster.
- On June 1, 2010, Barrett won the first season of NXT.
- After the NXT rookies invaded Raw, the NXT 7 were granted contracts on June 21, 2010 and formed The Nexus.
- At Hell in a Cell, Barrett defeated John Cena, which forced Cena into joining Nexus.
- In 2011, Barrett moved to Smackdown, and formed The Corre.
- On the March 25, 2011 edition of Smackdown, Barrett defeated Kofi Kingston to win the Intercontinental championship.
- At Summerslam ’11, Barrett pinned Daniel Bryan.
- At Survivor Series ’11, Team Barrett (Barrett, Cody Rhodes, Jack Swagger, Hunico & Dolph Ziggler) defeated Team Orton (Randy Orton, Sheamus, Mason Ryan, Kofi Kingston & Sin Cara).
- On December 29, 2012, Barrett defeated Kofi Kingston in Washington, DC to capture the Intercontinental title.
- On April 8, 2013, Barrett defeated The Miz in East Rutherford, NJ to regain the IC title.
- He was later repackaged as Bad News Barrett.