According to a report, another top WWE NXT name is about to hit free agency.
Fightful Select reported on their Patreon page today that Pete Dunne's WWE contract is set to expire in the near future. The report cites one source as saying that Dunne's deal is up after SummerSlam weekend, but clarifies that they are working to confirm that detail.
Fightful's report also states that they are uncertain if Dunne's contract situation is similar to Adam Cole's, in that Cole's deal reportedly expired last month, but he agreed to continue on through SummerSlam weekend in the form of a short-term extension. Cole's contract expiration was reportedly a surprise to top WWE brass, as they were under the impression that he was signed for a longer period of time.
Dunne, 27, made his WWE debut in 2017 at the inaugural WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament. He would make it to the finals of the tournament before losing to Tyler Bate in the match that crowned the first WWE United Kingdom Champion.
Dunne was the longest-reigning WWE United Kingdom Champion with a run of 685 days with the title. That title was later renamed the NXT United Kingdom Championship, and Walter would go on to surpass Dunne's mark.
Dunne would later team with Matt Riddle as the BroserWeights in NXT. They would capture the NXT Tag Team Championship once, in addition to winning the 2020 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.