The challenger for the UK Championship, Saturday at NXT Takeover: Chicago, Pete Dunne, recently spoke with Josh Barnett of USA Today’s “For The Win” section. Dunne & Barnett went over Dunne enjoying his time in the Indies, focusing in on WWE & finding his “Bruiserweight” character.
Here are the highlights:
Enjoying His Time On The Independent Scene & Creating A Buzz:
“I don’t know if I’m going to still be on the independents so I’m trying to have the best time that I can until I have to take all my energy and focus it on WWE. I’m trying to do something different and completely out of the box and give the audience something they’ll remember. Pulling the kid out of the audience, I hope that is going to be something that kid and his family remember for the rest of his life. Right now, I can be a bit more free and a bit more relaxed to be myself and hopefully go out there and have more fun.”
Finding His Character On The Indies:
“I had an idea of who I am and who my character is through what I’ve done on the independents. I used that as my developmental, trying to get to WWE. Once I got to WWE, what they did with me, with the hype videos and the way they shot me and the cameras, I learned a lot more about who I was as a character. Having done more NXT stuff since then has also helped me get that character across. The audience better understands who I am now and I’ve gotten tons more exposure.”