Pete Dunne Discusses WrestleMania Possibly Coming To The UK & How He Got The “Brusierweight” Nickname


The current WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne, was recently interviewed by Martyn Nolan of IWC Radio earlier this month. During the interview, Dunne was asked his thoughts on the speculation regarding WWE’s biggest event, WrestleMania, possibly heading over to the UK.

Here are the highlights:


How He Got The “Bruiserweight” Nickname:

“I was in China for 3 months doing a tour and I was teaming with CJ Banks. We needed a name and it was around the time of the Cruiserweight Classic. We thought Bruiserweight’s was a pretty funny name. We put it on social media and never thought anymore of it. Then, Andy Quildan from Revolution Pro Wrestling contacted me and said that he wanted to bring me in and use this Bruiserweight stuff. Whilst there, I just added pieces to the puzzle and it’s become what it is today. That year, I was trying to stand out as much as possible and the term Bruiserweight really fit my character and people seem to like it.”

WrestleMania Possibly Going To The UK:

“It’s not something I’ve heard but it’s always something I try to talk about. Considering my responsibility of being the UK Champion, if I can help that happen, then I will do my best. Whether it’s that, a different PPV or another WWE Network special, the more of that stuff then the better. The more British wrestling we can get then that’s got to be better. I hope that one day we can do that and that I can be a part of it.”

Who’s His Favorite Opponent On The UK Brand:

“In the UK brand, I would personally like to have a continued rivalry with Mark Andrews. He’s always my favorite opponent and if I could do that in different stages with WWE, then I would be really happy. I’d also like to have a rematch with Tyler Bate.”


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