My intial thoughts on Barrett?..He's sexy as hell... But seriously, he has tons of potential. I look for him to a legit to top star in the next year or two. WWE just have to keep building him up, and putting him in good positions to succeed.
Current Top 5: Bad News Barrett, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Cesaro, Stardust
Divas: Alicia Fox, Naomi, Paige, Sasha Banks,Lana
All-Time: Triple H, Shawn Michaels, SCSA, Undertaker, Orton, Edge, Cena
He's got all the tools, and we know management trusts him. However, there are just a couple of things I'm begging him to tweak if they're going to make this work:
1. The "I just don't care anymore" theme has got to go, it doesn't work at all for Barrett. I always think somebody like Heath Slater is coming out when that theme hits, and every time I'm confused when it's Barrett. Plain and simple, the theme is a disaster.
2. Bull hammer is just about the worst finisher I've ever seen... God knows why he's choosing to do that over Wasteland, he should use it. He needs a powerslam or some variation of the Dominator where he falls forward rather than see him do that elbow.
I've been really high on Barrett the last couple of years, I really thought he would be main event level by now (then big show happened).
However, since he's returned, I dunno, I guess I was expecting continual improvement from him, in-ring and mic-wise. Skill-wise he seems to be plateauing .
He should be steadily improving at this point in his wrestling career, as far as his in-ring skills and mic skills go. He's leveled-off. Luckily, for him Vince gets boners for guys who look like him. So, Wade will likely have at least a few more opportunities thrown his way.