For those that have not noticed, the push of Wade Barrett has been stalled due to a couple of circumstances. For starters, WWE is extremely focused with the Royal Rumble and Wrestlemania at the moment. They do not want to use their resources on pushing someone like Barrett. There is also the matter of his impromptu heel turn, which caused the creative department to scrap whatever ideas that they had laid out for him.
January 22, 2015
When Dolph Ziggler lost the Intercontinental Championship to Wade Barrett, many were under the impression that the move was done simply because WWE wanted to push Barrett. However, there are now reports floating around that backstage heat might have been involved in the decision. Some are saying that Ziggler is in trouble with management because he booked comedy shows for himself without approval from management.
January 17, 2015
In case you missed the segment on Monday Night Raw, Wade Barrett not only made his return to WWE, but he also did a face turn, as had been rumored earlier in the month. Bad News was given a victory over Antonio Cesaro, who was playing the role of complaining heel last night. Barrett will reportedly be pushed as a mid card face for the next couple of months before management determines if he is over enough to be put into the main event scene.
December 30, 2014
Things could be a bit different when Wade Barrett finally makes his return to WWE. He could be doing a face turn. Management is aware that his character is quite popular with the audience and internet fans, so capitalizing on that would be a good idea. Plus, the creative department is concerned about pushing him on the heel side because there a lot of guys being pushed. Barrett would need to pass Rusev, Brock Lesnar, Seth Rollins and Bray Wyatt.
December 16, 2014