William Regal holds Pete Dunne in high regard.
Pete Dunne is already one of the most accomplished British wrestlers in WWE history, having held the NXT UK Championship for 685, winning the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic in 2020, and holding the NXT Tag Team Championships.
While Dunne is often praised for his ability inside the ring and his accomplishments, NXT GM William Regal takes notice of what he does outside the ring.
“He’s very wise,” Regal told Matty Paddock of The Wrestling Notebook. “Beyond his years. He’s incredibly professional, and very good at what he does, which is always a bonus! He’s everything you have said he is, he’s level-headed. He doesn’t cause any trouble and, with his age group and the people around him, he’s an influence on them just by the way he acts. He doesn’t have to enforce anything on anybody, they just gravitate towards him because he’s just a very likable, smart fella who keeps his head down, is polite and will help people. He’s the one from Britain but there’s not just him, there’s a few over here as well. I see the same exact kind of things [in them] and they’ll be the ones who are sat around the table where me, Shawn Michaels and Triple H sit in the next ten or 15 years. They’ll be the ones taking over the roles because they don’t get involved in any of that; let’s just say that they think for more than a second before pressing a button, which seems very hard for a lot of people in this day and age.”
Dunne was listed as a producer for NXT UK when they returned from hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dunne is scheduled to face Kushida at NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver. You can view the current lineup for NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver by clicking here.