Originally Posted by BarrettBarrage
People do realize it's not all Barrett's fault right?
Stop trying to make him out to be some vindictive finisher/gimmick stealer.
You never know Barrett could have had some influence on it. Who's to say he didn't go to the writers or whoever and pitch the idea? The writers didn't come up with Stone Cold, Austin did and pitched the idea. Barrett was a bare knuckle fighter, he could have went to them and suggested he start using it more in his character.
Either way i was just talking in a kayfabe sense about Barrett taking the gimmick, you don't always have to make it clear the writers are to blame.