Pete Dunne aka “Butch”

Pete Dunne aka "Butch"
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
205 lb (93 kg)
Date of Birth
November 9, 1993



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Born on November 9, 1993, in Birmingham, England, Peter England, better known as Pete Dunne or “The Bruiserweight,” is one of the most prominent wrestlers of the UK wrestling scene. Known for his aggressive wrestling style and brutal finger manipulation, Dunne has left a lasting impact on the global wrestling landscape.

Career History

Dunne began his career in the independent wrestling circuits of the UK, notably for Progress Wrestling and Insane Championship Wrestling (ICW), quickly making a name for himself with his brutal and technical wrestling style.
In 2016, he signed with WWE and started wrestling for their UK brand, NXT UK. His matches in NXT UK, especially against Tyler Bate and Walter, are considered some of the best in the brand’s history.

Biggest Matches and Rivalries

Dunne’s rivalry with Tyler Bate in NXT UK is arguably one of his most significant. Their match at NXT TakeOver: Chicago in May 2017 was a 5-star classic and remains one of the greatest matches in NXT history.
Another notable rivalry of Dunne was against Walter, which culminated in a match at NXT TakeOver: New York, ending Dunne’s historic 685-day reign as NXT UK Champion.

Titles Won

Dunne has won numerous titles throughout his career, including:
• WWE United Kingdom Championship (1 time)
• Progress World Championship (1 time)
• NXT Tag Team Championship (1 time) with Matt Riddle

Finishing Move

Dunne’s primary finishing move is the Bitter End, a pumphandle reverse STO, and he is also known for his brutal finger manipulation submission holds.

Attire and Entrance Music

Dunne typically sports black or dark-colored trunks and boots, often with a matching jacket. His entrance theme in WWE is “Bruiserweight” by CFO$, adding to his intimidating in-ring presence.

Family Life

Pete Dunne is a private individual when it comes to his personal life. However, it’s known that he has a daughter with his longtime girlfriend.


Pete Dunne has been featured in WWE’s video games and has merchandise available through WWE, including T-shirts, action figures, and collectibles.


From the independent circuit to WWE, Pete Dunne has carved out a significant career with his unique blend of brutal and technical wrestling style. His passion for the sport and in-ring storytelling prowess makes him a must-see performer. Regardless of where his career takes him next, it’s clear that “The Bruiserweight” will continue to leave a lasting impact on the world of professional wrestling.