The Bad News Barrett gimmick was on his way to becoming one of the most popular things on WWE before the company pulled it from their programming without any explanation.
During a recent interview with We Are Defiant, Barrett himself revealed the reason why the company stopped using his Bad News persona.
According to the former WWE Star, the reason why the Bad News Barrett thing was pulled was that the crowd responded positively to it, which was not what the officials wanted
“I was specifically told the reason I wasn’t allowed to say my catchphrase ‘I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news’ anymore was that it was getting a positive response and they wanted me to be a heel. I personally didn’t agree with that philosophy.”
Apart from this Wade also talked about how he was burnt out from wrestling at the time of his release after being with WWE for 10 years and more.