I think we can call that a successful import. NXT UK has done rather well in the last year, with its own cast of characters and some classic matches under its belt. At the same time though, it is pretty far down on the totem pole of WWE and that means that they are going to lose some talent to the main roster. It seems that they are going to be having that problem and it’s a big one.
In a new interview with PWInsider.com, Pete Dunne has announced that he will be moving to the United States full time to be a regular member of the NXT roster. Dunne does however make it clear that he will be able to appear for NXT UK from time to time ala Cesaro and does want to go back and help where he can. Dunne holds the record for longest reign as United Kingdom Champion at 685 days.
Dunne’s appearance in NXT was a big deal. Check out his surprise return over the summer:
Opinion: That’s the kind of move that a lot of people have been waiting for a long time now. Dunne is someone who feels like he could be a top star in a hurry on any roster, despite only being in his early 20s. Almost no one has had his kind of success in NXT UK and it could be the next step in something huge in WWE. That has seemed to be the case for a long time now and it seems to be happening.
What do you think of Dunne? How far can he go in WWE? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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