WWE NXT UK Champion Pete Dunne has taken the WWE by storm since the UK Tournament that launched the new brand of the company in the United Kingdom. He was a star from the beginning which is why he has held the title for such a long period of time as he is only the second champion in the history of the title.
It appears that Dunne is no longer taking bookings on British independent scene, which would make sense based off recent reports that WWE has rolled out brand new contracts to many stars who have signed to compete under the NXT UK banner.
In these reports, it was noted that the contracts would have more strict regulations going into effect at the beginning of 2019. In a recent post on his official Twitter account, he noted that he finished up his latest wrestling gig on the indies.
These new contracts are more restricted on talents taking indie bookings they are allowed to take. He wrote the following:
“Finished my time on the British independent scene tonight. Closing out a week that saw me in New York, Germany, Spain and London. 13 years that I wouldn’t change for anything. On to the next chapter.”
Finished my time on the British independent scene tonight. Closing out a week that saw me in New York, Germany, Spain and London. 13 years that I wouldn’t change for anything, on to the next chapter ? pic.twitter.com/ATDcN1fUVA
— Pete Dunne (@PeteDunneYxB) December 30, 2018
Dunne is expected to make his next title defense against Joe Coffey at the first-ever WWE NXT UK TakeOver special, Blackpool, on Saturday, January 12 at the Empress Ballroom and will air on WWE’s streaming service, the WWE Network.