Coming off of a huge SummerSlam event the majority of the WWE's main roster are hoping to build on the momentum of the pay-per-view in the coming months.
Unfortunately that won't be possible for one top Superstar however, with his post-SummerSlam schedule having gone in the opposite direction.
As reported by Wrestling Inc., British wrestler 'King Barrett' has been written off WWE TV for the foreseeable future - the reason for impending absence a familiar one to fans of both Dolph Ziggler and Kane.
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With Barrett having confirmed last week that he was set for a staring role in WWE Studios' latest big-screen offering, 'Eliminators', the Superstar will be unable to continue in-ring commitments as he begins filming.
Although production isn't set to get under way until September it looks like the WWE have used his defeat at SummerSlam 2015 as an opportunity to move him off primetime shows at this stage. A tweet from the wrestler himself this week made it clear he isn't going to be in the squared circle anytime soon.
Eagle-eyed WWE fans have already noted that the Superstar has changed his Twitter name from his character 'King Barrett' to real name 'Stu' - another sign that his absence from the WWE ring could go on for some time.
As with any movie, there are no certainties as to how long it will take to complete filming. As such, it is impossible to put a timeline on when WWE fans can expect to see Barrett return to the ring.
Dolph Ziggler missed around six weeks when he was filming for the Studios' '6:42' so, if that is anything to go by, the Brit's comeback could have to wait until November time.
WWE fans: When Barrett does return, should it be as 'Bade News' or 'King'? Have your say in the comments below...
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