Barrett: “Summerslam is the most important match of my career”
BrendenPlayz.com had the opportunity to discuss the upcoming World Heavyweight Championship with the challenger, ‘Bad News Barrett’. Barrett has been fighting away over the past 12 months on Smackdown, where he managed to win multiple Intercontinental Championships. He also managed to impress the fans to the point where they demanded he had a shot at the major championship. Now Barrett has the opportunity to face one of the greatest of all time in the legendary phenom; The Undertaker for the World Heavyweight Championship. Here is what Barrett had to say about his upcoming match:
Is this the biggest match of your career so far?
Definitely, I have been trying to move my way up the card for many months now. For a while I thought I was very close but I couldn’t stay there. But now, at Summerslam I have the chance to become the champion of the world, something that nobody from my country has been able to accomplish. This is without a doubt, the most important match of my career and I am prepared for the fight of my life.
You said that you have been close to moving to the top of the card but couldn’t stay there, what have you changed?
I felt as though I didn’t have the confidence in myself that I could beat anybody, but with a number of major wins over some of the top superstars on Smackdown, I now do. I have also become more agressive in my in-ring work. When I have the chance to put my opponent away I will. My finishing maneuver “The Bull Hammer Elbow” I have perfected, and now I can hit it from out of no where, at any time any place, just look at Rey Mysterio on this weeks Smackdown. I hit that elbow and they will simply not get back up. The superstars in the back now know what I am capable of and with this new found confidence and belief in myself, I am more than ready to become the champion.
Is there any truth to the rumour that you and Triple H have formed an alliance?
Triple H and I have been in talks, the deal we worked out is a simple if you scratch my back, i’ll scratch your back situation.
If you fail to win the title match on Sunday, is a move to RAW in the works?
I don’t plan to lose, I know I can beat The Undertaker, the Undertaker is an old, frail, washed up has been and I will expose what he is at Summerslam. As for RAW, Smackdown is my home, I will not leave until I have accomplished everything I set out to do.
Who has been your toughest opponent so far in your career?
Kofi Kingston and I had many battles last year for the Intercontinental Championship. It was always a struggle to beat him in a singles match and I found myself losing my championship titles to him on multiple occasions. However, right now he is on RAW and I am on Smackdown in one of Main Events of Summerslam; I think I’ve proven I am the better man. Kofi couldn’t move past the Intercontinental Championship on Smackdown and he was forced to leave the brand for tag team aspirations. In comparison to me, I’ve dominated all the major superstars that Smackdown has to offer and at Summerslam, one more victim will fall and I will be crowned the World Heavyweight Champion.
Can Bad News Barrett win the World Heavyweight Championship at Summerslam? Find out when Summerslam airs exclusively to the BrendenPlayz youtube channel, January 30th.