Wrestling News: Wade Barrett's WWE Return, Cody's AEW Hiatus & More (VIDEO)

Adam Wilbourn and Andy H. Murray bring you today's daily news briefing.

Join WhatCulture's Andy H. Murray and Adam Wilbourn as they bring you Wednesday's rundown of all the latest wrestling news.

Today's video begins with news of Wade Barrett's impending WWE return (00:29). The former Nexus leader and five-time Intercontinental Champion comes back to the promotion for the first time since 2016 for tonight's episode of NXT, where he'll serve as a special guest commentator. We bring you all the latest on this deal and look ahead to what could possibly transpire from it.

Cody AEW

Next comes Cody, who looks set to take a break from AEW television after losing the TNT Championship to Mr. Brodie Lee last week (03:22). We'll tell you why.

On top of this, we've got the real reason WWE changed Keith Lee's entrance theme upon bringing him over to RAW from NXT (05:04), then news on how TNT and WarnerMedia officials reacted to AEW Dynamite's TV ratings in last week's Saturday timeslot (08:33).


As always, today's news video closes with all your Twitter questions

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.