Another guy who’s gonna be huge over the next few years is Roman Reigns. He is a big guy, he has amazing ability, he’s a great athlete. He’s smart, very well spoken and has the look. All the girls like him too. So I think he will be a big superstar, a top star one day.
—  Bad News Barrett talks about Roman Reigns. (x) 😊 
It actually came from a joke. Cody Rhodes likes to tell a story that when he was a little kid he used to watch me wrestle. I’m
slightly older than Cody, we’re talking three years or something like that, but in his head I’m a really old man. I once walked into the locker room and he was telling the entire locker room that when he was a kid he was watching me wrestling as this character he made up named “Bad News Barrett” who goes around giving out bad news to people. So we all laughed about it and forgot about it. Then I was invited on the JBL and Cole show and they said they wanted to use me on the show and asked if I had any ideas of what to do. So I said you know what, let’s just do Bad News Barrett. I’ll just turn up and give people bad news and then disappear. I got a really good response online and fans were loving the catch phrase “I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news” and Vince McMahon saw it and thought it was the funniest thing he had ever seen. Next thing you know I’m on TV doing it.
—  Bad News Barrett on how he got his name

Being a WWE fan in 2014 is difficult when your favorites are

  • Daniel Bryan (injured and forced to vacate title)
  • CM Punk (walked out)
  • Dolph Ziggler (still losing most matches)
  • Bad News Barrett (injured and forced to vacate title)
  • Undertaker (undefeated streak broken and may never wrestle again)
  • Damien Sandow (comedy jobber)