King Barrett may have been confronted by one international sports star on Monday Night Raw in the form of Wayne Rooney, but he was taking shots at another the following day.
The King of the Ring winner has called out well-known basketball star LeBron James while talking to Jonathan Coachman on ESPN this week, claiming he isn't the king of anything, and that Barrett is the one true king.
Coachman had asked Barrett about his transition from Bad News Barrett to King Barrett after winning King of the Ring earlier in the year and pointed out that there was another king in the United States, King James.
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Asking if they were on the same level, Barrett said: "Here’s the deal, Coach. You become a king one of two ways: It’s either a bloodline like the English royal family, or you win a prestigious tournament like the King of the Ring tournament. Now that’s how I became a king.
"LeBron James just goes around calling himself a king. He’s nothing. As far as I’m concerned, there’s only one king around here, and it’s me: King Barrett."
Could James answer Barrett's call and be the second top international sports star to confront the King of the Ring winner after these remarks? Perhaps, but don't put your money on it.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have one of their biggest games of the season on the same night which the WWE is back in Ohio on January 18 for Raw, a repeat of the NBA Finals from last season against the Golden State Warriors.
So the chances of a confrontation between James and Barrett is unlikely but never say never when it comes to the WWE.