After an outstanding match at NXT Takeover: Chicago, the new United Kingdom Champion, Pete Dunne spoke with ESPN about the reaction to him & Tyler Bate’s match, who he would love to face in the WWE and more.
Here are the highlights: (transcripts by WrestlingINC)
Dunne On Working With Tyler Bate:
“One of my two favorite people to wrestle and I’m really glad I got to share that one with him. I had a big hand in training Tyler; I got him his first ever booking, which was against me in a tag match. As proud as I am of myself for being able to hold this WWE title, I was incredibly proud of him, as well. The two Brits on such a huge show of this magnitude.”
His Dream Opponent:
“I’d love to wrestle Brock Lesnar. It’s the realism, the way he carries himself. It’s 100 percent believable because he’s real. That’s someone who I’d love to get in the ring with someday. I don’t think there’s a possibility of it ever happening, but I’d also love to wrestle William Regal one day.”
The Backstage Reaction To Him & Tyler Bate’s Match At NXT Takeover: Chicago:
“It was quite overwhelming to be honest. I didn’t expect it from the get-go, really. I’d be confident that any venue in the U.K. that there would be a fair amount of people that know who myself and Tyler are. It’s another thing to walk out in Chicago and get a great reception and then to walk back to an even more overwhelming reception from the people in the back, the people that have been around the business for so long and all the great ones behind it all. It’s unbelievable.”