Wade Barrett Speaks On Interest In UFC, Promos In WWE

Matt Boone

The following is an excerpt from an interview with Wade Barrett from PostCrescent.com:

P-C: You used to be a bare-knuckle boxer and we’ve seen guys like Brock Lesnar successfully leave the squared circle to pursue a career in the octagon. Would you ever give UFC a shot?

Barrett: UFC fighting isn’t really something that I’d be too interested in now. I’m very much focused on my career with WWE. … I’ve got no desires to ever leave WWE until I wanna retire one day when I’m really old. UFC isn’t something that’s ever really appealed to me. … I was always more a fan of boxing than I was of mixed martial arts.

P-C: You have good poise on the microphone; are most of your interviews straight forward or do you find yourself ad-libbing quite often?

Barrett: A lot of the times we’re shoved out in front of the camera and I may be out there talking for 10 minutes straight or doing it back and forth with someone for 10 or 15 minutes. A lot of times you are having to ad-lib. There’s no way anybody can memorize all the stuff we have to come out and say. Generally, I’ll have an idea of what’ I’m gonna say, but in terms of crowd interaction and things like that, sometimes the crowd will be chanting stuff at me, so I’ll want to say something in response to that. Sometimes whoever I’m talking with might throw me a curveball – like John Cena’s very good at ad-libbing. He used to throw a lot of curveballs at me when I was out there talking with him, so I have to be very much reactive to what’s going on around me.

Check out the complete article online at PostCrescent.com.

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