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Wade Barrett Explains How WWE Has Changed Under Triple H’s Leadership

Wade Barrett has high praise for the way Triple H is running things right now in WWE.

SmackDown commentator Wade Barrett recently spoke with The Ring Report (via AceOdds). When asked what he sees as the biggest difference in WWE right now with Triple H in charge, Barrett said there have been a lot more surprises in programming nowadays.

“Well, I’ve noticed that, and I’ll compare my time as a commentator to my time in the ring. And I think there are a lot more surprises these days,” Wade Barrett said. “And we’ll call it the Triple H era, the Paul Levesque era, whatever it’s being called now. I think something we’re really good at, and it reminds me of being a fan back in the late 90s in the Attitude Era; you can’t miss a show at the moment.

“It feels as a fan, and even as a commentator, when I’m at home watching the other shows, I feel like I cannot miss it because something big is going to happen every week. There was a time when I was an in-ring guy during the kind of early 2010s when the show, at times, felt a little formulaic. It felt a little obvious that these two guys are going to be feuding with each other for the next four months and we’re going to have six different rematches between them.

The old WWE felt a little too formulaic for Wade Barrett during Vince McMahon’s reign

“We’re going to have different variations of how the match ends, but I know what’s going to happen. If I miss an episode, it’s probably not going to be that important. Now it feels like if you miss even one 15-minute segment between commercials, you could miss something massive. We watched RAW last night and the Wyatt Sicks stuff, every time there is a show over the next few months, there is going to be a big development in that storyline.

“And the same with The Bloodline stuff on SmackDown. It feels like every week, there is something massive going on. And that’s really exciting to me as a commentator. It keeps me guessing. It keeps me motivated and excited. And I think you can probably see from our viewing figures and the people attending the live shows, we’re constantly selling out at the moment.

“I think it really has people hooked in, and it’s keeping people guessing and being hyper-creative with our script writers and the people who are working behind the scenes on stuff. So, I’d say the management is currently taking us in a really good direction, and the rewards are there for everyone to see.”

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