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Pete Dunne: When his WWE contract ends amid AEW interest

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It was recently reported by Fightful Select that WWE NXT Superstar Pete Dunne is extremely close to the end of his WWE contract.

This week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted that Pete Dunne’s WWE NXT contract is up at the end of August. There were no reports before this as to when Dunne’s contract was up, only that it is a situation similar to Adam Cole.

Pete Dunne leaving WWE?

AEW are reportedly interested in the former PROGRESS World Champion, with Dunne being in his early 20s and a performer who can work multiple styles, he is a fantastic talent to have on your roster.

“Pete Dunne’s deal is also coming due on either 8/31 or 9/1. He’s another super worker who has been in the system for years and should have been a main roster star, even if he started as part of a tag team, long ago.”


There’s no further news on how the negotiations are going, but there is a very good chance that WWE do not want the former WWE United Kingdom Champion to be appearing on AEW Dynamite anytime soon.

AEW will be heading to Pittsburgh for next week’s episodes of Dynamite and the world premiere of AEW Rampage. The following has been announced for the shows on Wednesday 11th and Friday 13th:

AEW Dynamite ’“ Wednesday 11th August 2021:

  • IMPACT Tag Team Championship Match ’“ The Good Brothers (Gallows & Anderson) vs Evil Uno and Stu Grayson of The Dark Order
  • Nyla Rose w/Vickie Guerrero vs Kris Statlander w/Orange Cassidy
  • The 5 Labors of Jericho: Chapter 4 ’“ Chris Jericho vs Wardlow w/MJF

AEW Rampage ’“ Friday 13th August 2021:

  • AEW Women’s Championship Match ’“ Dr Britt Baker D.M.D w/Rebel vs Red Velvet

All Elite Wrestling Dynamite is available to watch every week on TNT Network in the United States. The show is also available for viewers outside of the US on FITE TV as part of the AEW+ subscription service.

Check out all of our AEW Dynamite, Rampage, Dark and Dark:Elevation news here

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