Pete Dunne is the longest-reigning NXT UK Champion in history and during his reign, he had highly regarded matches with the likes of Tyler Bate and WALTER. But Dunne has been doing something different in 2020, entering a tag team with Matt Riddle.
The two were paired for the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic and have set the world on fire as the BroserWeights, winning the tournament and NXT Tag Team Titles .
"I've been doing a lot of great things over the past three years in the WWE, but the bulk of that was based in the UK. So it really feels [like] the new chapter of my career started finally," Dunne explained to Newsweek. "I never got to meet Dusty, but I knew how much he means to everyone in WWE, especially at the Performance Center. All the people I respect the most in wrestling respect him. And for both of those reasons it's great to have won the cup."
Dunne & Riddle have not only clicked as a team in the ring, but the two have also created magic in vignettes as an unlikely pairing.
"The main challenge is being put into a tag team, where you've never done any tag team stuff before, even coming up with new moves and ideas," Dunne explained. "Also a challenging part is those vignettes. I've never been known for my talking, so it's been exciting to be challenged in both of those areas. Having said that, it's also come together kinda easily. As soon as we had that first tag team wrestling match, for us and the overall opinion seems to be, it felt like we were teaming for a long time. The benefit of being on television is not just the matches we put together, not just the Takeovers the championship match or the Dusty Classic stuff, but to have those vignettes go out to show a different side of yourself, especially for myself. Since I've been in the company, I've been having those big title matches in the UK or showing the more serious side of wrestling. But to show that we can do both, we can make people laugh and get people invested in our matches as well, it's been a great experience," he said.
In a separate interview, Dunne revealed that he doesn't want his partnership with Riddle to end. You can find his full comments by clicking here.