Wade Barrett “Tempted” By Potential Drew McIntyre Match

Wade Barrett sits at the NXT commentary desk.

In a recent interview with Digital Spy, NXT commentator Wade Barrett admitted that he would be open to wrestling again, but only if the WWE Championship was on the line.

The former WWE Intercontinental Champion hasn’t set foot in a ring since leaving WWE back in 2016, but it seems if there was one match that could tempt him back, it would be against “old friend” and reigning WWE Champion Drew McIntyre.

Barrett said:

“In truth if I was to come back as a full-time in-ring guy, I really would be chasing the sunset of my career. I don’t think there’s that many more years left in me.

So the question is, what would I want to achieve? The only thing I didn’t achieve in WWE that I always wanted to achieve was to become the WWE Champion and that title is now held by an old friend of mine, Drew McIntyre.

So taking him on for that title is something that certainly might tempt me back for a match or two.”

Barrett has thrived in his role as a commentator of late. Prior to re-signing with WWE in September to take on the NXT commentary role, he had worked as an announcer for WCPW, WOS Wrestling and NWA.

Although there are currently no plans for Wade Barrett to make an in-ring comeback and the odds of a match against Drew happening in WWE are slim, there is no doubt a collision between the two Brits would be something of a dream bout for UK fans.