Wade Barrett Compares His On-Air Character To His Real-Life Personality (Video)



As noted, Wade Barrett recently appeared as a guest on the Out Of Character with Ryan Satin podcast for an in-depth interview covering all things pro wrestling.

During the discussion, the WWE commentator spoke about the similarities and differences between Wade Barrett the person and Wade Barrett the performer.

Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview where he sounds off on this subject with his sentiments.

On comparing his on-screen character to his real self: “I would say the character I play on TV is probably a far more upbeat version of myself. Most people who know me know that I’m pretty insular. I’m an introvert, pretty quiet. I don’t tend to leave the house too often. I’ve got to obviously flip that switch when the cameras are on so yeah, I can be pretty opinionated with friends and I try to bring that side of me to the show. In normal life, I’m about a three but obviously on SmackDown and NXT. I’m gonna turn that off all the way to a 10.”

On how he would describe his off-screen personality: “Miserable is probably the first one. Quiet. I tend to keep to myself. I’m not somebody at the age of 42 now who you’re going to see hitting the bars and going to the hustle and bustle. I quite like the peaceful life, the quiet life, which is ironic because I’m living in L.A. but it’s not necessarily my own choice to be living here. I tend to keep away from the hustle and bustle. I get enough of that through professional wrestling through Smackdown and NXT. For the most part, I like the quiet life.”

Check out the complete Wade Barrett interview from the Out Of Character with Ryan Satin podcast by visiting Apple.com. H/T to WrestlingNews.co for transcribing the above quotes.