Due to the coronavirus pandemic, WWE has been working with a limited roster over the last month and a half. Pete Dunne, one-half of the NXT Tag Team Champions with Matt Riddle, has been noticeably absent from NXT television as he's remained in the UK.
While times are tough and not being able to wrestle isn't easy, Dunne has found a positive to the current situation.
“I think it’s a much-needed break in a way,” Dunne told Alex McCarthy of TalkSPORT. “I think for years and years we talked about maybe, is there a way that wrestling could have a kind-of off-season. I think this is a good trial for that for some of us. To be able to be back in England with my family and being able to train a bit differently to how I would if I was on the road and wrestling all the time. I’m just trying to put a positive spin on something that’s hugely negative [coronavirus/lockdown]. But if I was going to [have an off-season], then spending time with the family, training hard, recouping and then coming back better.”
With Dunne being absent from television, Timothy Thatcher stepped up as Riddle's tag team partner last Wednesday on NXT, helping Riddle defeated The Undisputed Era.
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