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Wade Barrett doing commentary for WWE NXT this week


A former WWE wrestler is returning as part of the commentary team for this week's NXT tapings.

Pro Wrestling Sheet reported today that Stu Bennett (formerly known as Wade Barrett in WWE) will be doing commentary for NXT this week. Bennett departed WWE in 2016.

"Sources tell us this is just a one-shot deal for now and that the former leader of Nexus – who won the first original season of NXT – has not signed a full-time deal to re-join the company," Pro Wrestling Sheet wrote.

Bennett joined the NWA's commentary team in December 2019.

Vic Joseph, Beth Phoenix, and special guest Corey Graves were the commentators for NXT TakeOver XXX this past weekend. Mauro Ranallo didn't call the event due to being back home with family in Canada.

Wednesday's episode of NXT will feature the fallout from TakeOver XXX. Tommaso Ciampa, who hasn't appeared on television since a post-match interview following his loss to Karrion Kross at TakeOver: In Your House this June, will return on the show.