WWE United Kingdom Champion, Pete Dunne, has now successfully held the title for 1 year. The 24-year-old first won the title from Tyler Bate at Takeover: Chicago on May 20th, 2017. He’s just the second person to wear the title since its inception in early 2017.
365 days pic.twitter.com/STBMxCRFzB
— Pete Dunne (@PeteDunneYxB) May 20, 2018
Tyler Bate last just over 5 months with the belt. He defended it a total of 5 times. He defeated Trent Seven, Mark Andrews 2x, Jack Gallagher, and Joseph Connors. Bate had defeated Dunne in the finals of the tournament to declare an inaugural champion as well.
Pete Dunne’s United Kingdom Championship Reign
Since winning the title, Dunne has defended it 10 times. Most of his title defenses have taken place on NXT programming but he has also wrestled a couple of matches for Progress as well as for some other European promotions.
Dunne has defended the title against, BT Gunn (ICW), Wolfgang, Johnny Gargano, Tyler Bate, Jack Gallagher (Progress), Joseph Conners (Progress), Roderick Strong, Adam Cole, Zack Gibson (FutureShock UnderGround) and Markus Burke (UCW – Canada)
The Upcoming United Kingdom Tournament
“There will be no dreams being made this year” – Pete Dunne
Dunne may have to defend the title on NXT in the coming weeks but after that, his next title challenger will be on June 19th in London, England. He will face the winner of the upcoming United Kingdom division 16-man single-elimination tournament. The tournament will begin June 8th and continue until the finals at Royal Albert Hall on June 18th.
— Pete Dunne (@PeteDunneYxB) May 18, 2018