The NXT future of former WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne has been confirmed via the man himself.
In an interview with PWInsider, Dunne confirmed he has moved to Florida and from now on will be a full-time member of the NXT USA roster.
On the move, Dunne said:
“Confirm, but I don’t think that changes my status in this company. I think for the last three years I’ve been an independent wrestler, main roster wrestler, NXT wrestler and NXT UK wrestler. I’m all over the place, and I like the way that it’s opening up. Right? Cesaro can come do NXT UK, and I don’t want to close any door unnecessarily, but as of now the focus is USA every Wednesday.”
The Bruiserweight also discussed what it was like to be such an integral part of growing the NXT UK brand:
“Yeah, so, there’s been a lot of proud moments over the last few years and obviously one of the bigger ones is NXT UK forming and becoming what it has. It was great being backstage at the last takeover, and not having to be a part of it. I came out at the end with Tyler, but it wasn’t built anywhere near around me, which at the start it had to be. And being able to step back and watch it and see it’s still flourishing, and Tyler went out there with WALTER and had a fantastic match and realizing, we built this and I feel like today’s just another one of the moments where we’re going to look back and pinpoint it as, “That was important”.”
Pete Dunne also revealed his dream opponent in NXT:
“First name comes to mind would be Velveteen Dream. I just feel like me and him are on two opposite ends of the spectrum, character-wise. Right? And I feel like it’s an interesting dynamic that it’d be fun for me in front of him and obviously hopefully that translates out to the audience. Really, we’ve done a little bit in the past, but on TV at least, never had that singles match. Nothing. That’d be cool.”