According to a new report, Pete Dunne has signed a new “long-term” deal with WWE.
It had originally been reported in early August that Dunne’s contract was going to be up soon. While no definitive date was given, one source suggested that Dunne’s contract was expiring shortly after SummerSlam.
The news came to light after it was revealed that Adam Cole’s contract had expired, much to the surprise of WWE. Dunne’s situation was said to be similar to that surrounding Cole. While the longest reigning NXT Champion in history left WWE for AEW, it has now been reported that Dunne has re-signed with WWE.
The report from Fightful Select, notes that Dunne has inked a new deal believed to be for three years. In addition, WWE sources said that the contract was personally offered by Triple H before his recent health issues.
Pete Dunne made is WWE debut in the United Kingdom Championship in December 2016. While Dunne was defeated by Tyler Bate in the final, he later avenged this loss at NXT TakeOver: Chicago becoming United Kingdom Champion.
During his time in NXT Dunne has also claimed the 2020 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic and NXT Tag Team Championships alongside Matt Riddle.
Pete Dunne will be back in action on the first episode of the revamped NXT 2.0. On the show, Dunne will compete for the NXT Championship in a Fatal-4-Way Match against Kyle O’Reilly, Tommaso Ciampa and LA Knight.