"He's a great pro wrestler. He's technically very astute and a great performer. But for whatever reason he gets more people coming up to him saying hello because they've seen him on the Divas show then they have seen him wrestling in the ring, which I thought that was pretty amazing."
Barrett also commented on his own goal:
"I want to be champion of the world. There's never been a British world champion before. I think that's a terrible statistic and somebody needs to wipe that out. Hopefully, it's me. I'm going to take it as far as I can. There's certain elements involved in pro wrestling that aren't solely down to the performer. There's only so much I can do. I've kind of stopped beating myself up about things not working out the way I want them to every time."
Barrett also discussed the influence of ECW in the U.K., unionizing pro wrestling, whether there's enough fans to support serious competition for WWE, and NFL players becoming pro wrestlers. You can check out the full interview by clicking here.
- E! issued a press release today touting the success of Total Divas, E! News and Giuliana & Bill. They wrote the following about Total Divas:
"Returning series Total Divas is one key driver of growth, out-delivering year-ago programming across all key demos by impressive triple digit growth up to +135% in Total Viewers (1.0 Million), +103% in Women 18-34 (252,000), and +142% in Adults 18-49 (628,000). Total Divas is pacing as E!'s best sophomore original series in two years (since May 2012) and is the network's second-most watched original program after Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Total Divas also ranks as a Top 5 ad-supported cable show on Sundays 9pm to 10pm in Women 18-34 (#3) and Adults 18-34 (#5)."
Got a news tip or correction? Send it to us by clicking here.
Short URL: http://goo.gl/iKxuJH
Big Show Talks John Cena Naked, DDP Joins Big Stars In New Movie, Hulk Hogan - Gawker Trial Moved
Backstage Note On Brock Lesnar Working MSG, AJ Lee Meets With Studio?, Tag Team On Tough Enough
Today In Wrestling History 7/30: Randy Savage Introduces Miss Elizabeth, Many Others Make WWF Debuts
Chyna Replacing Hulk Hogan On TV Show?, Hogan Not Invited To NFL Player's Party, Hogan Tweets, More
NJPW G1 Climax Days 6-7 Results And Standings, Josh Barnett And Mauro Ranallo Discuss Love Of NJPW
Virgil Q&A: Hilarious Answers, WWE Hall Of Fame, Who He'd Have His Last Match With, Royal Rumble
WWE Hall Of Famer Charged For Three Separate DUI Incidents, Fails To Appear For Hearing
John Cena Injury Update From Last Night's RAW
** SPOILERS ** WWE SmackDown Results For This Week
Sting Not Appearing At WWE SummerSlam After All?, Speculation Among WWE Talents Backstage
Scott Steiner Gives His Thoughts On Hulk Hogan Controversy And Racism
JTG Talks How Black Wrestlers Are Portrayed In WWE, How Cryme Tyme Gimmick Happened