Former WWE Intercontinental Champion Bad News Barrett should return to action in four-to-six weeks. As previously reported, Barrett will be appearing on the WWE “Survivor Series” Kick-Off show as a panelist, where he’ll likely reveal the “bad news” to the WWE Universe.
The latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter claims that four-to-six weeks is Barrett’s current timeline to return to in-ring action. He was hoping to be back in active competition by Nov. 10 so that he could wrestle in front of the Liverpool, England crowd during “Monday Night Raw,” but that would have been a risk for the superstar, as he could have possibly gotten re-injured as he wasn’t completely rehabilitated then.
According to the report, Barrett is pretty close to having full strength back in his shoulder, but has lost a lot of weight over the last five months. Barrett suffered a separated shoulder at the hands of Jack Swagger just five days before the 2014 “Money In The Bank” PPV and has been recovering from shoulder surgery since July.
Barrett is hoping to be medically cleared by WWE officials in three weeks, which will then give him time to go to Orlando and do some in-ring training to knock off his ring rust at the WWE Performance Center before returning to television. Officials hoped he would be back in time to work an Intercontinental Championship program with Dolph Ziggler, but now that Luke Harper is the IC champ, it is unsure about how Barrett will be brought back onto WWE TV.