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Wade Barrett is a bare-knuckle brawler from England who won the first season of WWE NXT. His debut on WWE RAW was a shocking one: on the June 7th edition of Monday Night RAW, he would come out during the main event of the evening: John Cena vs CM Punk with the Straight Edge Society in Punk's corner. He would appear at ringside along with the other seven rookies from the first season of WWE NXT, who proceeded to attack John Cena, CM Punk, and everyone else at ringside: referees, announcers, cameramen, and also vandalized the ring and ringside area. Thus giving birth to The Nexus and touching off a lengthy feud between The Nexus and many members of the WWE Roster, including-and most prominently-John Cena.
After losing a Chairs Match to John Cena at the TLC Pay-Per-View, he wouldn't return until the first RAW of 2011, confronting the person who had taken over his stable, CM Punk. To regain control of his stable he had to win a Triple Threat #1 Contender Steel Cage match involving Sheamus and Randy Orton, only to have CM Punk interfere and strip the former leader of his Nexus armband, ending his time with the stable. It wouldn't be long before he created a new stable, called The Corre, with the same goals and motives as The Nexus.
Wade Barrett would enjoy some success with The Corre, winning the Intercontinental Championship from Kofi Kingston on the March 25th edition of Smackdown, but The Corre would lose to Big Show, Kane, Kofi Kingston and Santino Marella in an 8-man Tag match at WrestleMania 27. Barrett would lose the Intercontinental Championship to Ezekiel Jackson at the Pay-Per-View Capitol Punishment.
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