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From the Indy Rumor Mill: Pete Dunne hints towards signing full-time with WWE

The WWE UK Champion addressed all the British fans earlier this week at PROGRESS Wrestling.

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31 Oct 2017, 04:12 IST
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Pete Dunne is the current WWE UK Champion
Pete Dunne is the current WWE UK Champion

What’s the story?

Earlier this week at PROGRESS Wrestling’s Chapter 56 show, WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne addressed the British crowd by saying that his future in the UK remains “unclear” as of right now.

Dunne’s announcement has prompted many speculations that have suggested that he could be on the verge of signing a full-time contract with the WWE, leaving the Indies in the process.

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In case you didn’t know…

Pete Dunne is one of the top British wrestlers on the planet today, who is currently performing in the Independent scene in Europe and as well as in WWE’s NXT brand.

Dunne is the current WWE UK Champion and is on a tier-two contract with the company. But, however, to some fans, he is also known for his work with Indy company PROGRESS Wrestling where he has formerly won the PROGRESS Wrestling Championship as well.

The heart of the matter

Ever since losing the PROGRESS Wrestling Title to Travis Banks—on September 10, 2017, there has been a lot of speculation regarding Pete Dunne’s future on the Independent scene. However, earlier this week “The Bruiserweight” himself decided to address all his fans in the UK during PROGRESS Chapter 56: La Danse Macabre.

During the segment, Dunne was accompanied to the ring by his fellow British Strong Style members—Trent Seven and Tyler Bate. The three men would first apologize to all the PROGRESS Wrestling fans and staff for their notorious behaviour over these past few months. Dunne would then personally apologize to the fans for his actions, while he was holding the PROGRESS Title. The WWE UK Champion then stated that his future in the company remains “unclear” and he will provide a further update later.

After issuing their apology the British Strong Style would eventually go on to cement a face-turn in the process.

What’s next?

As of right now Dunne, Bate, and Seven continue to work for both WWE and various other Indy promotions. Despite nothing being confirmed yet, it seems likely that they are all set to sign a long-term contract with WWE and start performing under the NXT brand on a much more regular basis.

Author’s take

I’m a huge British Strong Style fan and personally, I believe that all three of them are hugely talented wrestlers. However, I think that they should continue to work a while for both WWE and the Indies. The BSS has been a huge part in PROGRESS Wrestling’s development in the past few months and if they stick around till mid-2018, I believe that the company will achieve new heights.

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