WWE NXT UK Champion Pete Dunne recently sat down with Metro Sport to talk about a wide range of topics. Here are the highlights.
Not feeling over-exposed as NXT UK Champion:
“It’s been crucial and I believe that’s the future. On the main roster it’s more difficult to avoid that exposure, but outside of that with the growth of NXT brands all over the world, I think that’s the key. If I can travel round and keep this going for another few years without feeling that massive amount of exposure, it only builds a stronger fanbase. So when you are finally getting ready to get on the main roster it’s a more exciting prospect.”
NXT UK TakeOver in Blackpool:
“For me and Tyler Bate especially it’s really special, it’s where we first broke in at WWE and where we made that name for ourselves initially. Our lives changed overnight and over the past few years I haven’t had a single second to reflect on that because it’s been one thing to the next. For the brand it’s brilliant, and it’s the perfect venue. The audience there are really lively and most importantly it’s live. That makes such a huge difference. Doing episodic TV, you get a lot of exposure, but TakeOver is a completely different animal.”