Current NXT star and former United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne has revealed he nearly missed the birth of his daughter for a big match.
Dunne recalled that the 2018 WarGames match was one day before his daughter’s due date, and upon reflection, he wouldn’t have taken the risk if given the choice again.
Speaking on NXT UK star Mark Andrews’ ‘My Love Letter To Wrestling‘ podcast with the BBC, Dunne said:
“When I think about it, I don’t know what I was doing, and never, ever would risk it again. WarGames was the day before the due date of the baby and that was in California. I would’ve been home (in the UK) on the due date and I thought, you know, maybe it’ll all just work out. When I think it about it, it was so crazy. The whole day, I’m just checking my phone over and over again. Did WarGames, finish the pay-per-view on top of the cage holding the belt up, come back down, still all good. Fly from California to New York, all good. Fly from New York, (fly) back home.
“I land in London, I’m pulling my bag off the carousel and I get a phone call saying my girlfriend is in labour. Within about five or six hours I had my daughter in my hand, I hadn’t slept in like four days, it was absolutely brutal!
“Somehow it all worked out, but never, ever would I risk that again. It didn’t seem like that much of a task to get home, like that risk didn’t seem impossible since I’d been so one-thing-to-the-next for years. Since then, everything’s slowed down. WWE have been great, they’re the best place to work especially for things like this, I’ve got to see her grow up, I haven’t missed anything.”
That WarGames match saw Dunne team with Ricochet and the War Raiders (now the Viking Raiders) to beat the Undisputed ERA.
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