Pete Dunne WWE Contract Reportedly Ends After SummerSlam /

After the news regarding Adam Cole’s contract status, it has now been revealed by Fightful Select that Pete Dunne’s contract is set to expire sometime in August. it is anticipated his deal expires following SummerSlam, similar to Adam Cole, but no official date has been confirmed.

The news will come as a surprise to many, as it is increasingly looking like WWE may have another contract issue in front of them. Since Pete Dunne’s time in WWE, he has been heavily pushed by Triple H in NXT UK and on NXT. Dunne isn’t currently booked in the main event picture, but he’s been heavily protected. His only singles loss in 2021 was to Finn Balor when they faced off at NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day for the NXT Championship back in February.

Triple H told Gary Cassidy at Inside The Ropes, who praised Pete Dunne earlier this year:

"“I think there are certain people that gravitate towards that and then there are certain people that have zero interest in that whatsoever. For me, the ones that have interest in it, like Pete, he’s just a sponge. He will dig into every single aspect of this business and engage in it in every single way you allow him to. Like, he’s just incredible and to be honest, especially at such young age, has an incredible mind for it.” Triple H said (h/t Inside The Ropes)"

It remains to be seen whether Pete Dunne will leave or he will sign a new contract.

WWE needs to secure Pete Dunne as a hot prospect for the future

Fightful Select revealed the news today about Pete Dunne, and it is another piece that has come out of nowhere. Dunne has been a constant the last few years and is widely appreciated by NXT bosses Triple H and Shawn Michaels. It is increasingly likely Dunne will re-sign unless something has happened that remains undisclosed. Dunne still has a big future on NXT, and on the WWE main roster in time.

Dunne has been one of the more strongly booked members of the NXT roster, especially in this recent run. He held the NXT UK title for 685 days, followed by an 87-day run with the NXT Tag Team titles, which he only lost due to the COVID-19 outbreak and being forced to remain overseas. It will be interesting to see where his current angle with Ridge Holland and Oney Lorcan will go in the future.

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