WWE may have some big plans in place for Pete Dunne.
Since the WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament took place back in early 2017, some WWE fans have sporadically seen some of the talents appear on WWE television.
WWE has used some UK talents for an NXT Takeover match or an episode of NXT but it was never a permanent thing.
During this time, the UK talent were allowed to wrestle for other promotions including PROGRESS. That is about to change. The deal that was in place made it clear that they could take outside bookings as long as it didn’t interfere when WWE needed them.
As seen on this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw in Manchester, England at the Manchester Arena on the USA Network, WWE UK Champion Pete Dunne appeared on the show to take on Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore in a non-title match.
Glen Joseph of PROGRESS tweeted out after the debut of Dunne on Raw that he was going to miss him.
It appears that this is a hint that Dunne and the other UK division talent could be working with WWE full-time from now on and this wasn’t just a one-time thing since they were in the UK. Here was what he wrote on his Twitter account:
“Going to miss this very talented young man. Good luck @PeteDunneYxB. Was a pleasure to watch your debut on #RAW.”
WWE wrote the following in the Raw recap on their official website:
“Cruiserweight, meet BruiserWeight.WWE Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore thought he was going to have an easy night on Raw. You know, show up, talk some trash about his Survivor Series challenger Kalisto — okay, talk a lot of trash about Kalisto — and call it a day.
But Raw General Manager Kurt Angle had other plans, sanctioning an impromptu bout between Enzo and a truly unexpected opponent: WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne.
The Champion vs. Champion exhibition ended in horrifying fashion for Muscles Marinara, who was more focused on accusing a ringside Kalisto of setting up the Dunne contest with Angle than actually fighting Dunne.
Enzo did luck his way into some offense after bouncing The BruiserWeight’s shoulder off the top rope and nearly earned a dirty pin with his feet on the ropes.
However, Kalisto alerted the ref, and the U.K. Champion did the rest, blasting the distracted Amore with a forearm to the back of the head and putting him away with his bone-rattling signature move, the Bitter End.
And, with the entire United Kingdom Championship division invited to tomorrow night's 205 Live, the punishment may not be over.”