WWE Top 10 takes you back to this week's SmackDown LIVE to revisit the show's most thrilling, physical and controversial moments.02/22/2017 - 13:30
John Cena, Dean Ambrose, AJ Styles, The Miz, Baron Corbin, Dolph Ziggler, Luke Harper, Kalisto, Apollo Crews, Mojo Rawley battle for the right to headline WrestleMania against WWE Champion Bray Wyatt.02/22/2017 - 00:15
Fearless Nikki gets checked out after battling The Queen of Black Harts and suffering a pipe assault courtesy of Maryse.02/21/2017 - 23:45
After Naomi was forced to relinquish the SmackDown Women's Championship, The Wicked Witch of WWE battles her longstanding adversary to become the new titleholder.02/21/2017 - 22:00
Fearless Nikki looks to rid her life of The Queen of Black Harts in a brutal Falls Count Anywhere Match.02/21/2017 - 22:00
Just nine days after realizing her lifelong dream, an injured Naomi must surrender the SmackDown Women's Title to General Manager Daniel Bryan.02/21/2017 - 21:00
See incredible slow-motion footage from the explosive SmackDown LIVE WWE Title Triple Threat Match between Bray Wyatt, John Cena and AJ Styles.02/17/2017 - 15:45
Three of SmackDown LIVE's best square off for the WWE Championship in a main event free-for-all.02/14/2017 - 22:45
Why the Barrett Barrage stands above The Nexus and Corre
Since winning NXT season one, Wade Barrett has aligned himself with powerful factions like The Nexus and Corre. However, while these alliances have ultimately backfired on the English Superstar, the Barrett Barrage is destined to succeed.
Wade’s affiliation with both The Nexus and The Corre seemed to serve as security for Barrett, a way for the ruthless Brit to give himself cover while he acquainted himself with new battlegrounds. When he brought his fellow NXT season one cohorts with him to Raw, he had just become a WWE Superstar. With The Corre, he was just beginning his tenure on SmackDown.
In contrast, the Barrett Barrage comes into being at a time that Barrett is already anchored on Friday night, armed with an ability to understand both the lay of the land and the path he must take to achieve his lofty goals.
Moreover, without a large group standing at his flank, Barrett is not likely to attract overwhelming opposition forces. In the past, A-list Superstars such as John Cena and Big Show were quick to take on the cause of vanquishing what they saw as a huge threat to the entire WWE. Since the Barrage is a solitary quest by one Superstar, these same forces might never see him coming.
Furthermore, without other competitors watching Barrett’s back, the English Superstar will be less likely to get soft – often one of the side effects that comes with depending on others. The Barrage will allow him to remain razor-sharp as he pursues great wealth and the World Heavyweight Title.
Above all else, the Barrett Barrage gives The Bare-knuckle Brawler unprecedented focus. With such a single-minded determination in place, the needs of one will surely outdo the needs of the many.