Bad News Barrett Talks Tyson Kidd & Being World Champion, E! Touts Total Divas Success

Bad News Barrett Talks Tyson Kidd & Being World Champion, E! Touts Total Divas Success
- WWE Intercontinental Champion Bad News Barrett recently spoke with Chuck Carroll of CBS in Washington, DC. In the interview, Barrett commented on Tyson Kidd and his popularity from Total Divas:

"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)."

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