Pete Dunne On "Bruiserweight" Origin, How He Got An Early Start In Pro Wrestling, Training In Japan

Pete Dunne recently spoke with WWE as the upcoming UK Championship Tournament approaches on January 14th and 15th in Blackpool, England. Here are some of the highlights:

Starting his wrestling training at a young age:

"The old style of British wrestling is a lot different than the American style, and that's what I was trained in. It's a lot more technical; it's something that even someone that young has the capacity to start learning. It was just a great head start for me. By the time I was 15, I'd already had a few years behind me learning that stuff, so I was ready to go on the road and learn the American style separately."

Training in Japan:

"Oh, it's crazy. I spent three months there. You kind of assume, especially being ignorant of the world and coming from a working-class estate where people didn't really travel that much, that people everywhere just speak English. Or at least a little bit so you can get by. And we were eight hours north of Tokyo in the middle of the mountains in a remote dojo. We were a 15-minute walk from a main road. That says everything. It was a completely unique experience that was invaluable to me as a person, and not just a wrestler. That experience made me realize, 'It's OK to be different.'"

Becoming "The Bruiserweight":

"It was a gradual transition. Even this time last year, I hadn't discovered the 'Bruiserweight' thing yet. Over the last year, I really found my way with it and really learned to piece the puzzle together. It was like one step at a time, adding a different thing to make me look unique or a different move that no one else does. The progression as you can imagine from a 12-year-old to a 23-year-old is drastic. But even from this time last year and the year before that and the year before that, every year was a drastic change."

Pete Dunne also discussed what the WWE UK tournament means to him and his chances of winning it all. You can read the full interview by clicking here.

Source: WWE


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