• WWE UK Champion Reveals Which WWE Main Roster Stars He Would Like To Face
During a recent interview with SPORTbible, WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne spoke on who he would like to work with, UK wrestlers he would like to see get a shot in the WWE UK Tournament, and if he feels the pressure of representing the UK brand.
Below are the highlights:
On who he would like to work with:
“There’s so many people I’d love to work with like Seth Rollins and Daniel Bryan coming back now – there’s a huge list of people but honestly right now my priority is making this UK show a success. If we can be the first sort of territory being established, almost being the guinea pig and making it work, it will do absolute wonders for the wrestling scene in general. That’s my responsibility and focus for now and then down the line I’d love the chance to work with people Rollins, Bryan, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn.”
On UK wrestlers he would like to see get a shot in the WWE UK Tournament:
“I urge people to go and watch PROGRESS, ICW and places like that and they’ll see the depth of talent themselves. There’s a few people like Zack Gibson, Flash Morgan Webster, Chris Brookes (CCK) and Travis Banks – all these guys are based in the UK that are killing it all over the country three, four or five times a week. It would be great seeing some of them get a shot on this one. And if not, it’s good to see how it’s developing – how you can start off on the smaller shows, get yourself on places like PROGRESS and this stuff [WWE] seems achievable now. There’s a clear pathway that wasn’t there seven years ago.”
On if he feels the pressure of representing the UK brand:
“I obviously feel proud of what I’ve done and the fact I’ve brought it this far. Being in a position to get the most exposure and being on NXT and stuff, it is a responsibility – I don’t feel pressure as such but there is that responsibility there to make sure I’m not just representing myself right, but the UK brand in general. But there’s still that collective effort. It was the same when Tyler was holding the title – the same mentality that we want to kill it and put on the best shows possible. We want to make it hard for NXT shows to match it, that was the outlook in Blackpool and hopefully that’ll be the same again at the Royal Albert Hall.”
• Ric Flair Reacts To Charlotte Flair’s Exposing ESPN Photoshoot
As we noted before, former SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair posed without clothes for ESPN The Magazine’s Body10 issue. It will hit the newsstands on June 29th.
More photos of Charlotte from her photoshoot have gone viral on the Internet (where she exposes a lot!) and you can check out some of those wild photos by tapping here.
Below is what her father, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair said about this photoshoot:
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) June 25, 2018
Speaking of Charlotte Flair, she has been pulled from WWE’s upcoming tour of Japan to undergo surgery.
As previously reported, Charlotte ruptured her breast implant shortly before WrestleMania 34, but has continued to work all live events and TV tapings. She’ll be taking the necessary break and will miss the June 29 & 30 live events at the Sumo Hall in Japan, but should be back right in time for SummerSlam in August.