Wade to be banned from Barrett's WWE name

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There have been several name changes for a number of WWE superstars over the past months but the most recent one to be announced comes as more of a surprise.

As What Culture have reported, Wrestling Observer Radio has revealed that Wade Barrett will no longer be able to use his first name under WWE.

King Barrett

Although there has been no confirmed reason as to why this decision has been made, many followers of WWE will already be aware of the name change.


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The Englishman became Bad News Barrett last year, before becoming King Barrett following his success during the King of the Ring tournament.

Barrett becomes another WWE superstar to be added to the list of name changes with the likes of Cesaro, Adrian Neville and Big E Langston all receiving alterations over the last few years.

The reason for the 34-year-old's name change in particular comes as more of a surprise however. He has been prominent amongst the WWE roster for several years now, with many fans often referring to him as Wade.

In addition, what is interesting to note is that the Preston-born wrestler is still using his '@WadeBarett' Twitter handle despite the confirmation that this is no longer what he should be referred to as.

Big night

Elsewhere, King Barrett may appear to hold onto his crown for a while longer now following his win over R-Truth at the WWE Battleground pay-per-view event at the Scottrade Center in St Louis, Missouri this past Sunday night.

The boos which came about following Barrett's pre-show victory over R-Truth it seems, did not phase him as he explained in a post-match interview with WWE.com:

"What they just witnessed out there was a revolution because I conquered their king; king 'what's up' in front of his own people.

"Their boos were music to my ears and now those idiots in the WWE Universe have got the genuine article right here, King Barrett is for real."

This type of confidence was also prominent amongst other WWE superstars last Sunday night, with there being three huge title matches on show.

The WWE Universe was witness to an impressive defence of the United States Championship by John Cena who faced Kevin Owens whilst the Prime Time Players were also able to retain their Tag team Titles against The New Day.

The biggest moment of the night however came when fans of WWE looked on as Seth Rollins faced a hard task during his defence of the World Heavyweight Championship against Brock Lesnar.

Rollins was always going to need some kind of miracle to win this match-up and what happened was just that as despite Lesnar's dominance, the Scottrade Center turned to darkness as the Undertaker made an emphatic return to interrupt the match and seek revenge on Lesnar.

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