"The Bruiserweight" is honored to represent an entire division.
In two weeks "The Bruiserweight" Pete Dunne will have held the WWE United Kingdom Championship for a full year. Next month his reign could be in jeopardy as the second annual WWE United Kingdom Championship tournament will commence inside of London's 'Royal Albert Hall' where the winner of said tournament will have earned himself a shot at Pete Dunne's title.
One day before the finals of the WWE United Kingdom Championship tournament Pete Dunne will be teaming up with his fellow Brits Tyler Bate & Trent Seven to take on the momentous faction known as The Undisputed Era. The 24-year old Dunne while speaking with SPORTBible stated that he is on cloud-nine being able to partake in such events with his friends and fellow peers.
"Being able to do all this with my peers and my friends and do it on a stage as big as that is really cool," he added. "Especially because a lot of new faces are going to be coming into this tournament. Whether it be people I'd been hoping would get a chance to sign and they are going to have their own moment just like we had."
As mentioned above Pete Dunne is two weeks out from having held the WWE United Kingdom Championship for a full year. Dunne shared that he is proud of what he has done in his time with WWE and is also proud to be a representative of the many talented U.K. stars who have not been as prominently featured as he is on WWE programming.
"I obviously feel proud of what I've done and the fact I've brought it this far. Being in a position to get the most exposure and being on NXT and stuff, it is a responsibility. I don't feel pressure as such but there is that responsibility there to make sure I'm not just representing myself right, but the UK brand in general. But there's still that collective effort. It was the same when Tyler was holding the title - the same mentality that we want to kill it and put on the best shows possible. We want to make it hard for NXT shows to match it; that was the outlook in Blackpool and hopefully that'll be the same again at the Royal Albert hall."
While Pete Dunne works with NXT he and a number of other talents venture out to other promotions and companies to wrestle as well. Dunne is regularly featured in PROGRESS Wrestling where he recently came off of a tag team title reign with Trent Seven. Dunne stated that he has the best of both worlds and he would not trade his current situation in for anything.
"I really get the best of both worlds and wouldn't change it for the world." He stated. "Half my time is spent in Orlando with NXT and I still get to go out and travel the world. I was in Canada recently and I was in Australia. You really get to see how far that NXT, WWE and PROGRESS reach goes. We were selling out shows in Perth in Australia and I'm always blown away by the reception that we get. One of the coolest things is not only being a part of WWE and getting to know all the faces behind it from around the world, I get that independent life that I enjoy so much."
The "Young And Bitter" Dunne also spoke on his Monday Night RAW debut last year, revealed some of his dream opponents on WWE's main roster, and discussed more. To read the full interview with Pete Dunne, click here.