Pete Dunne On Dream Opponent, Influences And His WWE Tryout

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Pete Dunne was a recent guest on Card Subject to Change podcast where he talked about a variety of subjects including his WWE tryout and who had set that up:

"I kept getting missed calls from a number that I didn’t recognise, and the third time I realised it said Stamford, Connecticut. So I answer and it was Regal, completely out of the blue and he said he was in England, and wanted to come and watch me wrestle on that show in Mansfield. So instantly, my motivation went through the roof. So I met him there, he watched my match and he really liked it. He set me up a tryout in November. And here we are now.”

He mentioned some of his influences:

"When I first got into wrestling I was into independent wrestling. I was into AJ Styles, all those kind of people. And I wanted to wrestle like them and spent years trying to do that. And then people said to me you need to be more British, so I looked into Regal’s stuff, Fit Finlay. There’s definitely parts of both of those styles; there’s the athletic stuff and then there’s the British stuff.”

Dunne also mentioned his Wrestlemania dream opponent... and it's not someone that you'd expect:

“The big one for me is Brock Lesnar. I like that you believe in him, because that is him. I try to carry myself that way and I look to someday reach that level. I think it would be a match people wouldn’t expect but it’s one I’d love to have. It’d be a good fight.”


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