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Pat McAfee On The Addition Of Pete Dunne: “He Was The Ace In The Hole”

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Prior to Wednesday night’s edition of NXT, Pat McAfee, Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan appeared on WWE’s The Bump to speak about their union and the addition of ‘The Bruiserweight’ Pete Dunne.

At NXT Halloween Havoc last week, Pete Dunne shocked the world when he reverted back to the heelish persona we all fell in love with prior to and during the 2017 WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament.

Now part of The Kings of NXT, officially christened during the black and gold brand’s newest showing, Dunne’s addition was a no-brainer according to the mastermind behind the group:

“I think, you know, we had a master plan, we had Mr. Pete Dunne join that master plan, and now it is coming together beautifully and I look forward to the future. And I really, really look forward to seeing what this group of gentleman can accomplish.

Pete Dunne and I have had conversations for a while now. Whenever I started with the Ridge Holland plot, everybody knew and didn’t know what was gonna happen. Pete Dunne was the ace in the hole.”

When questioned about why they turned their backs on the rest of NXT, Danny Burch was only too happy to take the mantle and answer the query. After years of hard work and little success, there is only so much one man can take:

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Oney and I have been busting our backsides, doing whatever we could, and it wasn’t enough. So why would we not enlist the help of Pat McAfee to get the NXT Tag Team titles?

It’s absolutely amazing. My career here in NXT started in 2012, and then it was a huge, huge slap in the face when I got released the first time in 2014. And I said to myself, there is no way am I gonna leave it on the table like that. So I made a point of making sure I could come back. And now I feel that I have cemented myself as one of the most hardest-working guys in this locker room, on this roster, along with Oney, and realistically now, the fact that we have the NXT Tag Team Championships, I don’t know about you, Oney, but I’m not prepared to let them go yet.”

With the band now firmly together and setting their sights on ending The Undisputed Era, the trio were asked about their long term goals and what they have their sights on next. Oney Lorcan was only too happy to answer:

“Speaking for myself, I’ve been in NXT for just over five years now, and I’ve watched a lot of people pass me by, get opportunities. And now I’m at the point where I’m sick of people, you know, getting opportunities handed to them. I’m gonna take the opportunity and I think linking up with Pat, Danny, and Pete, together we’re gonna take our opportunities and honestly, I think the sky’s the limit.”

The final word went to Pat McAfee who spoke about bringing his band of destructive men together:

“I’ve been around NXT a lot longer than a lot of people that are currently in NXT. And whenever I saw these two incredibly handsome men get treated with disrespect after disrespect, and Ridge Holland got his entire leg broken, it felt like the right time. These two are about to rocket ship, sorry Cameron Grimes, your thing’s out of gas, right to the top, and I’m just honored to be a part of it.”

The Kings of NXT made an emphatic statement on Wednesday night’s edition of NXT, attacking Killian Dain and Drake Maverick, burning The Undisputed Era flag and cracking Dain’s skull in a car door. Their next stop will be Adam Cole and The Undisputed Era.

Credit for the interview: WWE’s The Bump

h/t for the transcription: Wrestlezone