The NXT UK stalwart made his unannounced return tonight during a confrontation between Dream and Roderick Strong, just as The Messiah of the Backbreaker, who’s been campaigning for a North American Title opportunity for weeks, demanded Dream face him at TakeOver: Toronto.
Dunne’s emergence visibly unnerved both Superstars, but Strong made the error of pointing his finger in The BruiserWeight’s face. Dangling a digit in front of Dunne is, of course, akin to shaking a bucket of chum in front of a shark, and the former WWE United Kingdom Champion responded in predictably brutal fashion by snapping Strong’s finger like a toothpick. Strong backpedaled out of the ring, and after a tense standoff with Dunne, Dream, too, exited the squared circle.
Following the hectic scene, Strong sought an explanation from NXT General Manager William Regal backstage. His Lordship’s response did little to cool Strong’s temper, however, as Regal revealed that Strong, Dream and Dunne will meet in North American Title Triple Threat Match at TakeOver: Toronto on Saturday, Aug. 10.