WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne was recently a guest on E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness where he talked about a wide range of topics including what the NXT UK talent was promised from the beginning by William Regal and Triple H. That was a television show.
The brand has come a long way as the company is slated to hold the first-ever special for the newly launch developmental system.
Dunne is slated to make his next title defense against Joe Coffey at NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool in Blackpool, Lancashire, England on January 12, 2019, and will air live on WWE’s streaming service, WWE Network.
“We were promised from Day One that something would happen,” Dunne remembered. “They just said they didn’t know when and they just said they didn’t know what it was going to be exactly. And it was still a long time after that [Tyler Bate TakeOver] match happened, but I definitely feel like that match helped to cement [NXT UK] a little, especially for a worldwide audience. It made them feel like [NXT UK] is something they would want to see and it legitimized the title a little bit more. But we were told from Day One by Regal and Triple H from even when we were doing the press conference and stuff that there would be a full time show.”
H/T to Wrestling Inc for the transcript