"I'm afraid I've got some bad news..."
Ladies and gentlemen, I'm afraid I've got some bad news...Stuart Alexander Bennett
(born August 10, 1980 in Preston, England) is an English bare knuckle boxer turned professional wrestler who debuted for NWA
UK Hammerlock Wrestling in 2004 as Stu Sanders
. He went on to work for Dropkixx Wrestling, Real Quality Wrestling and All Star Wrestling events, as well as the Welsh promotion creatively called Welsh Wrestling. He would win the Dropkixx IWC Heavyweight Championship as he moved through the UK scene.
In 2006, He got a developmental deal with WWE
, who repackaged him as Lawrence Knight
, although later it was changed to Wade Barrett
. He is best known as the winner of the inaugural season of NXT
, and, more importantly, as the original leader of what was shaping up to be one of Pro Wrestling's iconic Power Stables
, The Nexus
(so that didn't exactly workout). After defeating Big E Langston
at Extreme Rules 2014
, he is a four-time Intercontinental Champion.
He began appearing on WWE programming as Bad News Barrett
in late 2013, a figure standing at a podium who serves to inform the wrestlers and/or the audience of whatever poor fortune they're about to experience. He returned to the ring in spring 2014, winning a tournament to earn the right to (successfully) challenge for his fourth Intercontinental championship; unfortunately, a separated shoulder, putting him on the shelf for months, stopped his momentum. He would pick up his fifth Intercontinental championship shortly after returning in late 2014.
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