WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne vs. WALTER
At NXT TakeOver: New York, WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne will go head-to-head with WALTER, already one of Europe’s most destructive heavyweights and one of the most dangerous threats that the NXT UK locker room has seen since the brand’s inception.
The Austrian Anomaly made his surprise debut at the end of the historic first-ever NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool event, laying out Gallus’ Joe Coffey with a big boot before coming nose-to-nose with The BruiserWeight. His reign of destruction has not slowed down since, with victories over the likes of Gallus’ Mark Coffey and Kassius Ohno.
WALTER teamed with Dunne against The Coffey Brothers on the March 13 edition of NXT UK, and although the two powerhouses proved to be an extremely effective tandem, the competitive tension between them was deafening. Their post-match staredown, meanwhile, made it clear that a showdown between the two was inevitable.
So, it was not a surprise the following week when, moments after NXT UK General Manager Johnny Saint and Assistant to the General Manager Sid Scala announced that Dunne would defend his title at NXT TakeOver: New York, The BruiserWeight interrupted with three simple words, “Give me WALTER."
Dunne has held the United Kingdom Title for over 680 days. He has made NXT UK his brand by conquering every challenger in one memorable battle after another. WALTER is feared around the world for his pulverizing in-ring style, including brutal knife-edge chops that leave opponents’ chests sunken and discolored. Standing 6-foot-4 and tipping the scales at more than 300 pounds, the immense competitor simply lays waste to everything in his path. Will the same be true when WALTER steps into the ring with The BruiserWeight inside Brooklyn's Barclays Center?