Former WWE superstar Stu Bennett (Bad News Barrett) spoke with the Wrestling Inc. Daily to talk all things pro wrestling. Highlights from the interview can be found below.
Turning down a recent opportunity to revive the Nexus faction:
I was called in January or February by the Talent Relations team in WWE about something they wanted to do during WrestleMania to coincide with the 10th anniversary of NEXUS. I actually turned it down as I didn’t like the offer or the plan. I saw Darren just after that and he said he was gonna go and do something with them. But I wasn’t going to be involved in whatever it was.
How the situation wouldn’t have benefited him:
In all honestly, if it had been something more significant, I would have paid it more attention. But it was something, to me, that I wasn’t interested in doing. There was no benefit at all, for me, in doing it and I wasn’t excited about it, so I turned the offer down.
How he can’t get into wrestling without fans being present:
I’ve tuned in very briefly. To be honest with you, I’ve struggled with the lack of fans there. I think they’re an integral part of pro wrestling. Even sports like soccer – they’re bringing it back without the fans – and I think that’s gonna hurt soccer somewhat. But you still have a goal of winning and losing in soccer which is paramount. In wrestling, the story is really the reaction of the fans and if that’s not there, then it’s really difficult.
Full interview is below.