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Pete Dunne moves to WWE SmackDown with a new name and new look



Pete Dunne is now part of the main roster on Friday Night SmackDown and WWE has changed his name and he has been given a new look.

The former NXT United Kingdom Champion and former NXT Tag Team Champion made his official main roster debut tonight alongside Sheamus and Ridge Holland. The announcers referred to him as Butch and he now dresses similar to Sheamus and Holland and they have seemingly decided to drop his history in NXT.

Dunne had been rumored to be main roster-bound after he signed a new deal a few months ago. He has also been used in recent months in dark matches.

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Dunne's name change follows Vince McMahon's pattern. Oftentimes, he likes to ignore a wrestler's history and he prefers oftentimes he will decide that certain wrestlers only need one name.

Butch caused a distraction at ringside to allow Sheamus to get the pin on Kofi Kingston. Butch then attacked Kingston after the match as Big E was being checked on by WWE personnel.