Stuart Alexander "Stu" Bennett is an English professional wrestler, and former bare-knuckle boxer. He is signed to WWE, where he performs under the ring name Wade Barrett. Barrett won the first season of NXT in 2010 and made his Raw debut in June of that year, rising to prominence as the leader of the Nexus, a villainous stable composed of the NXT contestants. Barrett headlined five WWE pay-per-view events during the remainder of the year, challenging for the WWE Championship in three of them. He later formed the Corre with former Nexus members, and won his first WWE Intercontinental Championship in March 2011 as a member of the Corre. Barrett had two additional reigns as Intercontinental Champion.