Pete Dunne has found success everywhere he's gone in WWE, from being the longest-reigning NXT UK Champion to holding the NXT Tag Team Championships.
He is currently a featured star on the NXT brand and unable to travel back to the UK brand due to the pandemic. Once travel restrictions are lessened, Dunne hopes to work multiple brands as he did previously in his WWE career.
"I was back and forth a lot. Ever since I signed the deal, because there was no NXT UK at the time, it was in the process of being built, I would spend time in the UK doing Independent shows and traveling around the world. Between that, I would come to Florida for six to eight weeks and spend time at the Performance Center. I was getting the best of both worlds. We were lucky enough that, on top of that when there was a main roster UK tour, we would be part of Raw and SmackDown or if there was a big pay-per-view, we would be part of that. We were getting these opportunities as they popped up. Honestly, that's still how I would like my career to be. Right now, I'm just situated [in Florida]. With the world we're living in, it's the best place for me where I can keep working and keep things steady. I like the idea of bouncing around and not being so linear for me. I have this way into WWE that's completely different from most people. I like the idea of keeping every door I possibly can open. As of right now, with the way the world is and the TV deal we have through NXT, it felt like the right thing to do to be [in Florida] and commit to NXT and see how far I can take it," Dunne told Strong Dad Army.
It is unknown when Dunne will be able to return to NXT UK.
Dunne is set to challenge Finn Balor for the NXT Championship at NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day on Sunday, February 14. Fightful will have live coverage of NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day beginning at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday. You can view the current lineup for the show by clicking here.
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