Butch Comments On WWE Name Change

Butch gives his thoughts on the WWE name change

After years as Pete Dunne, The Bruiserweight became the latest WWE talent to undergo a name change as the former NXT Tag Team Champion was repackaged as Butch when he debuted on Friday Night SmackDown a couple of weeks ago.

The name change was met with widespread derision and Butch gave his thoughts on his new name during an appearance on BBC's Mark Andrews: My Love Letter To Wrestling

"The thing is with me, whether it's a name or whatever changes, that's not what really endeared me to the audience in the first place, right? I'd like to think anyway it's the quality of the in-ring work, and that's what I'm going to keep the same, of course. And it's going to get better, it's going to improve as time goes on. It's exciting. I've been in NXT for five years now, so time to change it up and see what we can do and push it forward with a new challenge," Butch said. 

Butch also discussed his time in NXT and noted it was the right time for him to move to the main roster. 

"I was lucky to have as long as I did in NXT. And to be honest, there was a time there when I felt like it'd be a shame to stop being in NXT. Honestly, we always wanted to move on and be a part of WrestleMania and that kind of stuff. But there was definitely a time there where NXT was rolling how it was, there was so many people to work with, every matchup was exciting when you were on the road, TV, pay-per-view or TakeOver special, whatever it was, and it seemed like a really sad thought to be out of there. But it's definitely time to move up. So I'm grateful for five years, but definitely excited to see what comes next," he added.

H/T to F4W Online

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