Originally Posted by Quasi Juice
Barrett was catapulted into a top spot after debuting roughly 2 months prior to that on NXT, a third rate show. He will be the champ down the line, don't you worry. There's something that's called paying your dues and learning your craft. A guy like Sheamus was way more experienced than Barrett already when he debuted.
If he was, he certainly didn't show it.
Sheamus was still pretty meh in the ring when he debuted. He didn't become passable until his series of matches with Morrison awhile back. He certainly wasn't/isn't better on the mic than Wade is.