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​Wade Barrett: "I Was Disappointed With The Nexus Angle"

– Current Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett spoke with This Is Infamous about the Nexus Angle a few years ago:

“I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t in a way disappointed. I think we could have gotten a lot more mileage out of it than we did, and I think the interest from the fans and the heat in the angle was thrown away at certain points. However, there is a flip side of looking at it, and that’s that you took seven or eight guys that were relative unknowns at that point and got them involved in the main event at SummerSlam and for the most part all the guys are still kind of around here or there and have had some very successful careers and have continued to grow and develop within WWE. So there’s really two ways of looking at it. The angle itself should have been a lot bigger than it ended up being, but the flip side is that you look at a lot of people who debut in WWE and they don’t get a huge start that helps move onto a bigger and better career further down the line. So in some ways I feel lucky to have been involved in it.”

The Nexus Angle was the second best invasion angle’s in pro wrestling, other than in 1996 with the NWO of course. Of course, everyone has their opinions, but this angle shook up a WWE product that needed it very badly at the time. Unfortunately it got killed before it had a chance to be really something.

– Here is today’s schedule on the WWE Network:

  • 1am EST – Legends House replay
  • 2am EST – ECW Hardcore TV: 11/28/1994
  • 3am EST – ECW Hardcore TV: 12/6/1994
  • 4am EST – WCW Clash of The Champions 9
  • 6am EST – WCW Slamboree 1996
  • 9am EST – This Week In WWE
  • 9:30am EST – WWE Countdown: Greatest Factions
  • 10:30am EST – WrestleMania Rewind: Chris Jericho at 25 & 26
  • 11:30am EST – Legends House replay
  • 12:30pm EST – Legends of Wrestling: Greatest Rivalries
  • 1:30pm EST – WWE In Your House 1
  • 3:30pm EST – WWE Superstars replay
  • 4:30pm EST – WWE Main Event replay
  • 5:30pm EST – WWE NXT Takeover replay
  • 7:30pm EST – WWE Payback Kickoff Pre-show
  • 8pm EST – WWE Payback live
  • 11pm EST – WWE Payback Fallout Post-show
  • 11:30pm EST – WWE Payback replay

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