There's a new Wade Barrett interview on the CBS DC website out of Washington — it was also used on 106.7 The Fan. The new Intercontinental Champion talked about a variety of subjects, including his current push, Total Divas, how popular Tyson Kidd is from the reality show vs. his popularity as a wrestler, and much more.
Here are a few of the highlights:
On Tyson Kidd:
“He’s a great pro wrestler. He’s technically very astute and a great performer,” said Barrett. “But for whatever reason he gets more people coming up to him saying hello because they’ve seen him on the Divas show then they have seen him wrestling in the ring, which I thought that was pretty amazing.”
On the "reality" of Total Divas:
“I think for the most part it’s genuine characters and genuine personalities… As with any TV show their aim is to make it entertaining. So, certain scenarios might be set up where they’re put into a very strict environment and seeing how they respond. It’s not like they have lines like a movie… it’s a lot of improv.”
On his goals in pro wrestling:
“I want to be champion of the world. There’s never been a British world champion before,” Barrett said. “I think that’s a terrible statistic and somebody needs to wipe that out. Hopefully, it’s me. I’m going to take it as far as I can. There’s certain elements involved in pro wrestling that aren’t solely down to the performer. There’s only so much I can do. I’ve kind of stopped beating myself up about things not working out the way I want them to every time.”
Check out the full Wade Barrett interview by clicking HERE.