If you only watch WWE’s main roster programs, the Nov. 6 Raw from Manchester may have been your first exposure to Pete Dunne. And seeing him show up, dangle his United Kingdom championship belt from his teeth and blast Enzo Amore in the mouth with a forearm made for a pretty good primer on the Bruiserweight experience.
If you’ve been following him for years through Chikara, Progress and RevPro, you probably already know that (a) he’s great and (b) he’s had an amazing 2017, debuting with a scene-stealing performance as the top heel in the WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament, defeating Tyler Bate for that title in a match of the year candidate at TakeOver: Chicago... and that was just on WWE Network!
All the accolades the soon-to-be 24 year old has collected over the course of the year had Dunne in a somewhat reflective mood on Twitter:
Add debuting on #RAW to my 2017 pic.twitter.com/uM7nA2GlRr— Pete Dunne (@PeteDunneYxB) November 7, 2017
1 year on pic.twitter.com/FKHi8Rcm4v— Pete Dunne (@PeteDunneYxB) November 7, 2017
But don’t think sentimentality is going to drive Pete away from what he does best, being a violent bastard...
My gift to the WWE Universe; Punching Enzo in the face https://t.co/K5bVMZugO6— Pete Dunne (@PeteDunneYxB) November 7, 2017
Outside of Raw and 205 Live, Dunne is one of the best heels going - if one that lots of fans like to cheer. Will that continue as he extends his main roster visit tonight on ‘The Zo Show’? Could his stay on Mondays and Tuesdays last beyond the red and blue brand’s swing through the UK and Europe?
Who’s excited to find out?