Here are some facts you may or may not know about Wade Barrett.
1) Trained by Jon Richie and Al Snow.
2) Made professional wrestling debut in June 2004.
3) In October 2007, Wade was signed to a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment.
4) Previous ring names were Lawrence Knight, Stu Bennett, and Stu Sanders.
5) Born in Preston, England, but billed from Manchester, England.
6) Attended University of Liverpool from 1999-2002 and graduated with a degree in Marine Biology.
7) Moved to Wales at age 6.
8) Supporter of Preston North End FC.
9) Worked in a science laboratory while training to become a pro-wrestler.
10) Favorite genres of music are indie & rock and roll.
11) Is a guitar player.
12) Favorite bands include The Smiths, The Beatles, The Stereophonics, Manic Street Preachers, The Jam, The Stone Roses, and Guns & Roses.
13) Prefers reading biographies and enjoys the works of Hunter S. Thompson.
14) Loves cats and has had “many feline friends”.
15) Explains the origin of the name “Wade Barrett” as an amalgam of English Rugby player Wade Dooley and founding Pink Floyd member Syd Barrett.
16) He hates dogs
17) Loves to rock out to The Spice Girls
18) He is right handed