NXT TakeOver Stand & Deliver Night One saw The Bruiserweight Pete Dunne defeat Kushida in a battle to see who the superior technical wrestler was. But as well as the victory, Dunne has also recently received a heap of praise from NXT General Manager William Regal, who spoke very highly of the 27 year-old star whilst talking to Matty Paddock of The Wrestling Notebook.
“He’s very wise, beyond his years. He’s incredibly professional, and very good at what he does, which is always a bonus! He’s everything you have said he is, he’s level-headed. He doesn’t cause any trouble and, with his age group and the people around him, he’s an influence on them just by the way he acts. He doesn’t have to enforce anything on anybody, they just gravitate towards him because he’s just a very likeable, smart fella who keeps his head down, is polite and will help people.
“He’s the one from Britain but there’s not just him, there’s a few over here as well. I see the same exact kind of things [in them] and they’ll be the ones who are sat around the table where me, Shawn Michaels and Triple H sit in the next ten or 15 years. They’ll be the ones taking over the roles because they don’t get involved in any of that; let’s just say that they think for more than a second before pressing a button, which seems very hard for a lot of people in this day and age.”