Former WWE Superstar and Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett is teasing a return at the Royal Rumble.

The Royal Rumble is one of the most exciting times of the year if you’re a WWE fan. The Royal Rumble match itself promotes surprises, returns, debuts and a host of other ways to get excited as the company takes one night a year to treat fans to moments they may not otherwise get in any other pay-per-view.

Part of the fun leading up to the event is trying to guess which former WWE Superstars might make their return. Even if for only one night, you never know which of the 30 entrants will be a name you haven’t seen in a while. It adds extra intrigue when former WWE stars get in on the act and tease their return.

That recently happened when Wade Barrett (real name Stu Bennett) posted on Instagram a photo of himself at the beach. Clearly enjoying the fun and the sun, in the caption, he wrote: “I’d like to be under the sea, in an octopus’s garden in the shade. 🐙”. Of course, fans being fans, some must have hopped on his post and made a couple wisecracks about his abs.

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While still in great shape, Barrett was known for having one of the most chiseled physiques in the WWE with a very defined six-pack. A couple years away from the WWE has lessened some of that definition and a few commenters let him know about it.

What’s interesting about the post is that Wade Barrett went back in to edit his caption and said, “To those complaining about my abs, don’t worry they’ll be back by The Rumble.”

Of course, everyone reading that post took this to mean that Barrett was suggesting a return for the pay-per-view this January, which if true, would make for an unexpected but completely electrifying return.

Despite a lack of push by the WWE, Barrett was always extremely popular with the WWE Universe. Part of the reason for his departure was a lack of direction for his character and an unwillingness of the company to let Barrett ride the wave of popularity his character often had thrust upon him. Every time he seemed to gain momentum, the WWE would pull the rug out from under him.

This could be Barrett simply teasing the fans, but if he does return, expect it to be one of the highlights of the event.

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