Pete Dunne has laid down the gauntlet for Brock Lesnar. News 25 May 2018, 06:25 IST What's the story?Brock Lesnar is currently the longest reigning Champion in WWE after holding the Universal Championship for 416 days. WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne isn't happy about being in second place for his year-long reign with the title, which means he now has his eye on Lesnar's title.In case you didn't know...Brock Lesnar has a notorious reputation for not defending his Championship as often as WWE rules state, but Dunne could be the only other Champion in the company who has actually defended his title less than The Beast over the past year.Dunne won the Championship back at NXT TakeOver: Chicago in the NXT match of the year against Tyler Bate and has brushed aside all of his challengers in the year that has followed. Lesnar defeated Goldberg back at WrestleMania 33 to become Universal Champion for the first time and there isn't a superstar in WWE who has been able … [Read more...] about Pete Dunne puts up cryptic tweet regarding championship reigns
Is Pete Dunne's United Kingdom title reign in danger? Top 5 / Top 10 24 May 2018, 22:11 IST Pete Dunne has held the WWE United Kingdom Championship for more than a year now after defeating Tyler Bate at NXT TakeOver: Chicago last year. It could be argued that in that time Dunne has defended his Championship less than Universal Champion Brock Lesnar, but one of the reasons for this is because the United Kingdom Division is lacking any kind of identity right now.Dunne is being used as a sideshow act on NXT instead of being given a permanent place in the company and this has left him with a lack of stars to defend his Championship against with Dunne already defeating the likes of Adam Cole, Tyler Bate, Mark Andrews and even Roderick Strong.There's no doubting that the company expects a lot from The Bruiserweight in the future, which is why he has been able to dominate his division for the past year, but with the second annual United Kingdom Championship Tournament on … [Read more...] about 5 UK Based Stars Who Could Finally Dethrone Pete Dunne
'The Bruiserweight' has high hopes for the UK Division. News 14 May 2018, 18:51 IST What’s the story?During a recent interview with SPORTbible, WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne opened up about a host of topics including his current role in the WWE UK Division, superstars whom he’d like to face in the WWE, and several other top UK stars he’d like to see in the WWE.In case you didn’t know…Current WWE UK Champion Pete Dunne has performed under the WWE banner since 2016 when he initially competed in the first ever WWE UK Championship tournament. Dunne is mostly known for his work with top Independent promotions such as Chikara, ICW, and PROGRESS Wrestling—where he is a former PROGRESS World Champion and a one-time PROGRESS Tag Team Champion as well.Dunne, who is also currently a member of the British Strong Style faction, initially defeated his fellow stablemate Tyler Bate at NXT TakeOver: Chicago I to capture the WWE UK … [Read more...] about Pete Dunne On Who He’d Like To Face In WWE
A WWE Champion looks to be adding a new member to his family. News 04 May 2018, 05:52 IST What's the story?While the United Kingdom Champion might be in the middle of an intense rivalry with The Undisputed Era, it seems a completely different challenge has presented itself to Pete Dunne. The Bruiserweight announced today that he's going to be a father.In case you didn't know...Pete Dunne is currently hanging around the NXT brand, taking on the hottest team in the company, Undisputed Era. His former partner, Roderick Strong, turned on him over WrestleMania weekend at NXT TakeOver: New Orleans, siding with Adam Cole and Kyle O'Reilly.Dunne recently took on Strong on the latest episode of NXT, getting out all of the frustration that had been building up since earlier this month.The heart of the matterOn Instagram today, Dunne announced to the world that he'll be a father in 2018. The Babyweight will be born in November 2018.What's next?While Dunne is anticipating the … [Read more...] about UK Champion Pete Dunne Announces He’ll Be A Father
The Undisputed Era has found a major roadblock, should Pete Dunne pull this off News 08 Apr 2018, 11:08 IST What's the story?At NXT TakeOver: New Orleans, Pete Dunne teamed with Roderick Strong to challenge for the NXT Tag Team Titles in a triple threat tag team match. After being betrayed by his partner, it seems that Dunne has asked for help from some old friends.In case you didn't know...Prior to taking part in WWE's United Kingdom Championship Tournament, Pete Dunne, Tyler Bate, and Trent Seven dominated the indie scene as British Strong Style. The hard-nosed British technicians and strikers captured multiple titles before jumping to the WWE, both tag and singles titles.When they arrived on the scene in the WWE, however, all three men split up to try to capture the UK Championship. Dunne and Bate would end up in the finals of the tournament, with Dunne falling to Bate. The two men would fight over the title a handful of times over the course of 2017, with every … [Read more...] about Pete Dunne to reform British Strong Style?
The WWE United Kingdom Champion puts in work at the WWE Performance Center weight room, all in the hope of finding his way onto the TakeOver: New Orleans lineup. Video courtesy of NXT Facebook Live's Tapout Workout of the Week. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: http://wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: http://goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: https://goo.gl/QmhBof … [Read more...] about WATCH: Pete Dunne pledges to find his way to TakeOver: New Orleans
Several men from the WWE UK Championship tournament have been pulled from Indy shows this weekend by WWE, what could this all mean?A couple of weeks ago WWE presented the UK Championship Tournament. Coming out of the two-day tournament, two men came across as the big stars of the show, Pete Dunne, and eventual tournament winner Tyler Bate. It seems there may be a massive spoiler ahead of the Royal Rumble weekend of shows.Earlier Monday, speculation began to float around social media that Bate, Dunne and fellow competitor Trent Seven had been pulled from indy shows in the UK. Fans were abuzz with the potential news, but until it was officially announced by one of the promotions who would be losing their services, it was hard to believe it may be true.Then the German based WXW, who were set to have all three men appear for them on a card in London in conjunction with PROGRESS Wrestling, sent out an official statement on the situation. The most important line on the statement has to … [Read more...] about WWE Rumors: Tyler Bate, Pete Dunne at Royal Rumble Weekend Events?
Never heard of Stetson University before this week? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.After a pair of former Hatters baseball stars picked up two of the most prestigious awards in Major League Baseball over the last few days, Stetson shouldn’t be so unknown anymore.Stetson products Jacob deGrom of the Mets and Corey Kluber of the Indians were voted the NL Rookie of the Year and the AL Cy Young, respectively. Both played their college ball at the tiny private school of about 2,500 students located in DeLand, Fla., about 45 minutes northeast of Orlando.Neither Kluber nor deGrom was initially drafted out of high school, but by the time they’d gone through the Stetson program, headed by longtime manager Pete Dunn, both had rocketed up draft boards. Kluber was picked by the Padres in the fourth round of the 2007 draft and deGrom went to the Mets in the ninth round in 2010.Both pitchers left Stetson after their junior seasons, so there was no doubt that they each had … [Read more...] about Small school Stetson produces AL Cy Young, NL Rookie of the Year
ATLANTA — Andrelton Simmons slid hard into third base and was mobbed by his teammates as he rose up, his 10th-inning RBI triple giving Braves a 9-8 win over the Rockies.Twice the Braves overcame deficits — six runs and one — for their MLB-best 32nd come-from-behind victory of the season and the 17th in the final at-bat.“It was a wacky game,” manager Fredi Gonzalez said. “I made that comment in the dugout, I said ‘Shoot, I thought we were playing at home today instead of (Denver’s) Coors Field.'”Clutch moments have been Simmons’ forte. The second-year shortstop delivered his seventh game-winning RBI and his 11th go-ahead hit of the season.“I like the big moments,” Simmons said. “Everybody likes the big moments. I feel like I had opportunities before this season and I’m definitely making the most of them lately.”So too, did Scott Downs. Acquired earlier in the day in a trade with the Angels for Cory … [Read more...] about Three Cuts: Simmons’ walk-off 3B lifts Braves by Rockies in 10
ATLANTA – Chris Johnson knows exactly what he’s getting himself into.Growing up, Johnson, his mom, dad and sister would make the 8 ½-hour drive from Naples, Fla., to Atlanta to see the Braves – and to see Chipper Jones.Johnson worked with Jones’ father, Larry Sr., in college at Stetson and would hear about Chipper from Hatters coach Pete Dunn, Chipper’s godfather. Dunn, Johnson said, would often tell his players, “If you’re going to be like anyone, be like Chipper Jones.”He isn’t trying to be Chipper Jones – but Johnson is trying to replace him.“I’m excited to play third and I know the history over there,” Johnson said. “I’ve got some shoes to fill and I’m just going to do the best I can and try and just make sure I play Chris Johnson’s game and obviously not Chipper Jones’ game.”Acquired from the Diamondbacks as part of the Justin Upton trade – a deal that cost … [Read more...] about With ties to Chipper, Johnson eyes job at third