Pete Dunne: Fingers Crossed British Wrestling Looks Different Following Speaking Out

Pete Dunne still believes British wrestling can bounce back following Speaking Out. 

In June, the Speaking Out movement shed light on the dark side of wrestling with dozens of sexual assault, abuse, and misconduct allegations coming out. Pete Dunne was outspoken at the time, hoping to make the necessary changes to the scene and asking fans not to give up on British wrestling. 

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Six months later, Dunne believes things are changing for the better. 

"It was horrible to hear these stories come out and everything that came with that because British wrestling was, alongside my own career, something I was trying to build. The whole time, I was trying to give back as much as I could, but with the pandemic and, of course, the Speaking Out stuff, that combination has really hurt British wrestling. But that doesn't mean that it's all over for British wrestling. Things are starting to move back to normal and [Speaking Out] is now at a Parliamentary level which is great. I was doing the best I could, and so were a lot of people, but it's above us, and we need people who actually know how to make the correct changes. I am glad it is in their hands... hopefully from here it can only move in the right direction and people are aware of the changes that need to be made. Fingers crossed, in a year's time, British wrestling looks completely different," Dunne told the Daily Star.

In September, Westminster announced an all-party Parliamentary Inquiry was to be launched into professional wrestling in Britain, led by co-chairs Alex Davies-Jones MP and Mark Fletcher MP.

PROGRESS and TRUST Wrestling previously announced they will be working with the All-Party Parliamentary Group to make changes to the scene. 

 

 

 

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