Current WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne is done with the British independent wrestling scene.
He posted a tweet last night after a match with Tyler Bate where he defeated him on PROGRESS Wrestling’s Chapter 92.
“Finished my time on the British independent scene tonight,” wrote Dunne. “Closing out a week that saw me in New York, Germany, Spain and London. 13 years that I wouldn’t change for anything, on to the next chapter.”
Finished my time on the British independent scene tonight. Closing out a week that saw me in New York, Germany, Spain and London. 13 years that I wouldn’t change for anything, on to the next chapter 👌 pic.twitter.com/ATDcN1fUVA
— Pete Dunne (@PeteDunneYxB) December 30, 2018
Drave Maverick also tweeted a congratulatory message to the British wrestlers who have wrapped up their dates with indie promotions. The co-founder of PROGRESS Wrestling Jim Smallman tweeted a message thanking Dunne and Tyler Bate for their contributions to the promotion and wished them the best of luck. So it seems like Tyler is also done wrapping up dates in the indie circuit.
Congratulations to the British wrestlers who wrapped up their final independant dates today. Very happy for you all. Enjoy what the future brings!
— Drake Maverick (@WWEMaverick) December 31, 2018
For everything you’ve done in @ThisIs_Progress and for British wrestling in general.
The sky is the limit for you both.
Scary how talented you both are.
(I will not miss being flicked with towels and having coats thrown at me)
— Jim Smallman (@jimsmallman) December 30, 2018
Not enough information yet but it seems like these wrestlers are now signed to an exclusive deal with WWE and will not be appearing on indie shows. We will update once more news comes out.