Wade Barrett – Biography, Career, Net Worth

Wade Barrett

Stuart Alexander ‘Stu’ Bennett (born August 10, 1980) is currently employed as Wade Barrett in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) as a professional wrestler and commentator.

He won the first season of NXT and also led The Nexus and The Corre.Barrett has won the WWE Intercontinental Championship five times, which ties him with Triple H and Edge for the fourth-most reigns in history. He won the King of the Ring for the twentieth time in 2015.

Real Name/Full NameStuart Alexander Bennett
Date Of BirthAugust 10, 1980
Age43 Years Old
BirthplacePenwortham, England
Zodiac signLeo
Height6 feet 7 inch
Weight112 kg
Martial StatusNot Married
SiblingsOne Brother
ProfessionProfessional Wrestler
Net worth$7 million


Barrett’s birth date is August 10th, 1980 and he is currently 43 years old. The birthplace of Wade Barrett is Penwortham, England. From childhood, he was a fan of professional wrestling and he had a strong admiration for the British Bulldog Davey Boy Smith. In addition, he acknowledged that the British Bulldog vs. Bret Hart match from SummerSlam 1992 was among his all-time favorite matches.

His mother was occupied with social work and his father was an accountant. He also has an older brother who was responsible for managing a supermarket. During his childhood, his family moved between different places in England and Wales, but they never lived in a particular place for more than nine years.


Barrett worked for WWE as a professional in 2007 and did so on the promotion’s development territories. In early 2010, he participated in the first NXT competition to make his main roster debut. After completing the competition, Nexus, led by Barrett, made their first appearance by attacking John Cena.

At 21 years old, Barrett made the decision to become a professional wrestler and began training for it. In 2004, he debuted in professional wrestling under the name Stu Sanders. In 2007, he attempted a second tryout after his first attempt did not go well. He was able to sign a development contract with WWE in October 2007 because of the success of this one.

5 WWE Intercontinental Championship

1 Dropkixx IWC European Heavyweight Championship

1 FCW Florida Tag Team Championship (with Drew McIntyre)

1 OVW Southern Tag Team Championship (with Paul Burchill)

WWE King of the Ring (2015)

WWE NXT Season one Winner

2010 WWE Slammy Award – Shocker of the Year (for the debut of The Nexus)

PWI Feud of the Year (2010 – The Nexus vs. WWE, as member of The Nexus)

PWI Most Hated Wrestler of the Year (2010 – as member of The Nexus)


The cancellation of the rebranded ECW in 2010 resulted in the start of a competition similar to Tough Enough, which was named NXT. Chris Jericho was his storyline mentor for Barrett’s participation in this NXT competition. In the first season of NXT, other prominent figures also finished. Barrett was successful in winning the NXT competition.

Florida Championship

After WWE shifted their development territory, he moved to Florida Championship Wrestling in 2008. He had achieved tremendous success in FCW, primarily as a tag team wrestler. Drew McIntyre and him teamed up and became known as The Empire. They achieved the FCW World Tag Team Champions title twice.

Movies And TV Series

Barrett has endeavored to find a successful career in acting and has appeared in numerous movies and television series. He made his debut in a movie in 2013 when he appeared in the American thriller movie Dead Man Down. In addition, he has had significant roles in other movies. He made appearances in several television and web series too.

Net Worth

For 2 decades, He has been involved in wrestling and has become a well-known figure among wrestling fans. Multiple media sources report that Barrett’s net worth is estimated to be around $7 million.Reports indicate that he receives an annual salary of approximately $1 million from WWE.


Wade Barrett reintroduced his gimmick in WWE, but it wasn’t successful, leading to his firing in mid–2016. In -2016, he returned to WWE after spending 3 years on the independent circuit.Since returning to WWE, he has not been involved in the ring, but he has switched to color commentary. His role as a commentator in WWE is still ongoing, and there are rumors that he will be making his return to the in-ring soon.

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