Pete Dunne: 'I'm Doing The Best Work I've Ever Done, And It's Time To Take That Next Step'

Pete Dunne discussing a potential match with Karrion Kross and his connection to the NXT UK brand.

Preparing for his Triple Threat Match tonight against Johnny Gargano and Kyle O'Reilly, Pete Dunne spoke with Mike Johnson of PWInsider about how he feels his style would mesh with the incumbent NXT UK champion should he get the opportunity to face him on Sunday, June 13 at NXT TakeOver: In Your House.

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"Like you say, with my style being as physical as it is, and the way the Kross wrestles, I think it does mesh together quite well. He's somebody that I had my eye on just before he got to the company, and then seeing the way he's come in, and he's breezing through so fast. Obviously, he had the injury, but to come back and do it all over again is impressive, and I definitely would like to work with him down the line. And for me personally, it's just a case of, I've been in NXT now for coming up to five years, I had that obviously long run in the UK with the UK title, and had a brief run with Matt Riddle as the tag champion. But I really do feel like now I'm here, I'm in the best shape of my life, I'm doing the best work I've ever done, and it's time to take that next step. And if Kross' is who I'd do that against, then so be it, and I can't wait to get rolling."

Speaking about NXT UK, Pete Dunne says that he likes to stay involved with the brand and was appreciative of the time that he got to briefly act as a producer during the early days of the pandemic.

"Yeah, I've definitely tried to stay involved. When I was back in the UK, I was able to work backstage and it's almost more rewarding for me, being a part of that process than it is actually being in the ring. I have a certain set of expectations for myself, right, and I'm never truly happy with a match that I've done. I'll come to the back and I'll start criticizing myself and trying to work out where we can improve, but obviously being a part of that process, seeing people that are maybe not as far down the line as I am, and working with them and helping them to improve and get better, is always something I find really rewarding, and hopefully can be a future career for me, down the line. Obviously, it's tough right now with NXT UK. Obviously, the lockdown measures and whatnot in the UK and the fact that there's no audience can be difficult for talent brushing. They're all doing a great job. And the fact that I'm still able to be a small part of these stables, even though I'm on the other side of the world, is a great thing. And I'm glad that at the very least I get to be a part of it in some manner."

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