Barrett's scar. From an insane encounter? Photo Courtesy of tumblr.com
A wise man once said it's not cool to start rumors. Another wise man said to not question a guy like Wade Barrett, especially after you hear this story.
According to a Tumblr post that found its way to IGN, Wade Barrett answered a question regarding the scar (shown above) on his back. Keep in mind that Barrett posted the story on a WWE Universe page for the NXT Superstars, so it might just be kayfabe flavor.
The story is that Barrett was doing some bare-knuckle fighting in Hungary at an especially sketchy location. (Are there underground bare-knuckle fight locations that aren't sketchy?) Barrett's competitor was rumored to be one of the best. The prize for the fight was a "considerable" amount. Barrett beat his opponent and went to leave.
The bare-knuckle brawler was on his way out as he noticed numerous eyes watching him walking away with a bag full of money.
This is where it gets good.
According to Wade's story, he was walking through an alley in an attempt to find a taxi to the airport and was stabbed from behind by an eight-inch blade. Wade, as JR would say, showed great intestinal fortitude, got up, beat the stuffing out of his attacker until the worst-mugger-ever's face looked like "minced beef."
Whether it's true or not, the fact that he developed that whole story to fight his persona is awesome in itself.