On the August 26 episode of NXT, viewers saw Wade Barrett returning to WWE TV after four years.
Although the five-time Intercontinental champion did not enter the squire circle, he instead led the show with Vic Joseph and Beth Phoenix.
Wade Barret’s return was initially advertised as a one-night deal, but according to a report by PW Insider, the two sides soon negotiated a Full Time contract.
The negotiations were ultimately successful and Sports Illustrated reported last night that Barrett had signed a one-year deal with WWE with the option of extending the deal and the company also confirmed the news soon.
After signing the contract, Barrett told Sports Illustrated: “I hope this partnership lasts longer, that’s our intention. So I don’t have any bad news to share right now, but don’t ever forget , there is always a little bad news up my sleeve. “
“Our aim is to look different, to be a little more unique than other WWE programming. We don’t want to be a carbon copy of what we hear on Raw or SmackDown. I’ve known Beth for years, and he is incredibly talented, And I just have to understand Vic. I’m excited to work with both of them, and I’m really excited to develop it into a Tight Unit.
“NXT is no longer a development brand. I’ve followed the careers of The Undisputed ERA, Johnny Gargano, Tommaso Ciampa and Rhea Ripley. NXT is a place where you can see people turning into stars.
Bronson Reed, This man is a powerhouse and reminds me of a young Mark Henry. The next wrestler is from England, so I may be a bit biased, but I can’t wait to see Ridge Holland turn into a megastar. He has all the possibilities of the world.
“I’m especially excited to call star Shotzi Blackheart on a weekly basis. He’s going to be a massive star. Tonight’s opening match between Shotzi and Io Shirai will be awesome, so be sure to get there early.”