WWE Mount Rushmore: Butch excludes The Rock & includes surprise current star (Exclusive)

Butch has excluded The Rock from his WWE Mount Rushmore

Butch has revealed his Mount Rushmore of WWE Superstars, including some notable names, but excluding a couple of big ones too.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with GiveMeSport, Butch kicked off by saying that Triple H was in his Mount Rushmore, revealing that ‘The Game’ is actually his favourite wrestler.

In the same breath, Butch also said that Shawn Michaels would make it into his Mount Rushmore, not just for their work in the ring, but also for how much they’ve done for him.

For me, you’d have to put Shawn Michaels and Triple H in there for how much they’ve done for me.

In the same vein, Butch explained that he’d also put William Regal in his Mount Rushmore because of how much the fellow Brit has helped him in his career thus far.

Pete Dunne has been on WWE's main roster since March as Butch
Pete Dunne has been on WWE’s main roster since March as Butch

As his final entrant, Butch actually named fellow WWE Superstar AJ Styles, who is still on the active roster.

Butch explained that Styles was a favourite of his as a child growing up, so the prospect of a match between the two now that they’re both in WWE has to be an exciting one for the Englishman.

As a fan, AJ Styles was my favourite wrestler. I was obsessed with his work at the time, even prior to WWE.

Names such as The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Bret Hart have been excluded, which could well raise some eyebrows.

However, it’s worth stressing that Butch did specify that this Mount Rushmore was one that was personal to him.

He added that he isn’t saying that Styles, Regal, Triple H and Shawn Michaels are the best wrestlers ever, just that they had the biggest impact on him, either as a professional or as a fan.

During the interview, which will be released onto the GiveMeSport-WWE YouTube channel, Butch spoke about a variety of topics, including Vince McMahon’s departure from WWE.

He delved into his feelings on working under Triple H, Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan as part of the new regime, and if he’d be interested in reverting back to his old ‘Pete Dunne’ character.

Pete Dunne turned into Butch in March
Pete Dunne turned into Butch in March

For more news bits coming out of Butch’s interview with GiveMeSport, make sure you stay tuned to the site and YouTube channel.

Butch talks to us ahead of Clash At The Castle, the UK’s first major WWE stadium event in over 30 years, taking place at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday 3rd September. For tickets visit: https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/wweclash.

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