Peter Thomas England is an English professional wrestler signed with WWE. He is best known for his work with WWE as Pete Dunne and Butch. He is a former WWE NXT UK Champion, NXT Tag Team Champion, and 2020 Dusty Rhodes Classic winner.
- Professional Wrestling Career
- Championships and Accomplishments
Professional Wrestling Career
Independent Circuit (2006-2017)
At the age of 12, England began training to become a professional wrestler. He spent most of his early days wrestling for smaller promotions and teaming up with his brother Damien Dunne. Later, he began working for larger independent promotions such as Attack Pro Wrestling, Progress Pro Wrestling, and Chikara. He was a member of The British Strong Style with Tyler Bate and Trent Seven.
UK Champion (2017-2019)
In 2017, he began working with WWE and entered the United Kingdom tournament. He lost to Tyler Bate in the finals but worked on several dates with the company. At TakeOver Chicago, he defeated Bate to win the WWE UK Championship. In 2018, he began working for NXT and teamed up with Roderick Strong.
At TakeOver New Orleans, Dunne and Strong faced The Undisputed Era and AOP in the finals for the Dusty Cup and NXT Tag Team Championship. During the match, Strong turned on Dunne and joined UE. Dunne spent the rest of the year feuding with The Undisputed Era. At TakeOver WarGames, Dunne, Ricochet, and The War Raiders defeated The Undisputed Era.
In 2019, they heavily featured Dunne on NXT UK, where he was defending his championship on shows and PPVs. At TakeOver New York, he faced Walter and defended his championship. After 685 days, Walter ended his reign. After failing to reclaim the championship, they moved Dunne to NXT.
After moving to NXT, he won a number one contenders match to face the NXT Champion. At Survivor Series, Adam Cole defeated him for the championship. In 2020, he entered the Dusty Rhodes Classic with Matt Riddle. The two formed a team called Broserweights and won the tournament.
At TakeOver Portland, they defeated The Undisputed Era to win the NXT Tag Team Championship. However, the reign didn't last long as Dunne could not travel due to COVID-19. In September, Dunne made his return to NXT UK.
In October, he returned to NXT and joined forces with Pat McAfee. At WarGames, he joined Team McAfee, which lost to The Undisputed Era. Dunne feuded with Kyle O'Rilley and won. At Vengeance Day, Dunne faced Finn Balor for the NXT Championship and lost.
After NXT 2.0, Dunne joined Team Ciampa to face Team 2.0 at WarGames and lost. Dunne feuded with Tony D'Angelo and defeated him in a cage match. After losing to Carmello Hayes, Dunne was moved to SmackDown.
Dunne made his SmackDown debut under the ring name Butch and allied himself with Sheamus and Ridge Holland. He underwent a major change of personality and slowly became a furious war-head.
Championships and Accomplishments
|Championship||Number of Times|
|4FW Junior Heavyweight Championship||1|
|AWW British Tag Team Championship||1|
|Attack! 24/7 Championship||6|
|FCP Tag Team Championships||1|
|FSW Adrenaline Championship||1|
|OTT No Limits Championship||1|
|OTT Tag Team Championship||1|
|Progress World Championship||1|
|Progress Tag Team Championship||1|
|RPW British Cruiserweight Championship||1|
|wXw Shotgun Championship||1|
|NXT Tag Team Championship||1|
|WWE United Kingdom Championship||1|
|Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic||1|