Peter Thomas England is a 29-year-old professional wrestler from England. He is currently signed with the WWE and performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name, Butch.
England began his training at the age of 12 years old and made his in-ring debut at the 2007 Holbrooks Festival in Coventry. In 2010, he began competing under the ring name, Pete Dunne, and teamed up with his kayfabe brother, Damian Dunne. In 2011, Pete Dunne began wrestling in international promotions like LDN Wrestling, Dublin Championship Wrestling, Celtic Wrestling, Welsh Wrestling, Royal Imperial Wrestling, and PBW.
Dunne’s Early Wrestling Career
In 2011, Pete Dunne and his friend, Jim Lee co-founded Attack! Pro Wrestling in Birmingham. Dunne wrestled for Attack! until 2016. He also wrestled for Michinoku Pro Wrestling, Revolution Pro Wrestling, Progress Wrestling, and Chikara.
In January 2017, Pete Dunne competed in the WWE’s two-night United Kingdom Championship Tournament. Dunne defeated Roy Johnson in the first round and then defeated Sam Gradwell and Mark Andrews to advance to the finals where he lost to Tyler Bate.
Pete Dunne’s WWE Contract & Debut
After the UK Championship tournament, Pete Dunne signed with WWE and began performing on NXT. In May 2017, Dunne became the number one contender for the United Kingdom Championship and went on to defeat Tyler Bate at NXT TakeOver: Chicago to become the UK Champion. Throughout 2018, Dunne successfully defended his title against various talent and Zack Gibson, the winner of the 2018 UK Championship tournament. Dunne remained champion and his reign was record setting at 685 days. He finally lost the title at NXT TakeOver: New York to Walter.
In January 2019, Pete Dunne returned to regular NXT and became the number one contender for the NXT Championship after defeating Damian Priest and Killian Dain in a triple threat match at Survivor Series. At Survivor Series, Dunne was unsuccessful in his match again Adam Cole.
Dunne & Riddle’s NXT Tag Team Championship
In January 2020, Pete Dunne teamed with Matt Riddle to compete in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament for a chance to become the number one contenders for a match against NXT Tag Team champions, Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly. Dunne and Riddle, who were known as The BroserWeights, won the tournament and defeated Fish and O’Reilly at NXT TakeOver: Portland to become the NXT Tag Team Champions.
Due to COVID-19 and the pandemic, Dunne became inactive and could not travel to the US to compete with Riddle. In his absence, Timothy Thatcher replaced Dunne and their titles were lost in May to Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel.
On October 28 at Halloween Havoc, Dunne returned to NXT and turned heel by attacking Kyle O’Reilly and joining Pat McAfee’s Kings of NXT stable alongside Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan. The Kings of NXT faced against Undisputed Era at NXT Takeover: WarGames, where Dunne was the first competitor from Team McAfee to enter the match along with O’Reilly. Team McAfee lost the match when O’Reilly pinned Burch. Dunne then faced the NXT champion Finn Bálor at NXT Takeover: Vengeance Day for Bálor’s NXT Championship in a losing effort.
Kings Of NXT Disband
Dunne entered a feud with Kushida and culminated to match at NXT Takeover: Stand & Deliver. At the event, Dunne defeat Kushida.
The Kings of NXT quietly disbanded when McAfee moved to Friday Night SmackDown as a color commentator. However, Dunne still continued to align himself with Lorcan and Burch. On the 27th July edition of NXT, Ridge Holland returned from injury by attacking Tommaso Ciampa and Timothy Thatcher after Dunne and Lorcan’s match against them, thus joining their alliance. The alliance was short lived though when Holland was called up to Smackdown. Lorcan and Burch were released as part of mass layoffs.
After this, Dunne, now solo, struggled for awhile before starting a feud with the debuting Tony D’Angelo, and subsequently turned face to join team Black and Gold. The team consisted of Ciampa, Gargano and Knight for NXT WarGames. In that event, his team lost to team 2.0.
After Wargames, Dunne remained face and continued feuding with D’Angelo. On the December 21st episode of NXT, Dunne defeated D’Angelo in singles competition but after the match, was brutally attacked by D’Angelo with a crowbar. The two would fight each other in a Crowbar On A Pole match on the January 11, 2022 episode with D’Angelo defeating Dunne. The feud culminated at NXT Vengeance Day where Dunne defeated D’Angelo in a Weaponized Steel Cage match.
Pete Dunne Moves to SmackDown
On the March 11th episode of SmackDown, Dunne made his official main roster debut under the new ring name, Butch. He aligned himself with Ridge Holland and Sheamus in their feud against Big E and Kofi Kingston.SHOW LESS
Birth name: Peter Thomas England
Born: November 9, 1993, Birmingham, England
Height: 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight: 180 lb (82 kg)
Ring Name(s): Pete Dunne, Peter England, Streetfighter Ken, Tiger Kid, Butch
Current Roster: WWE SmackDown
Finishing Move(s): Bitter End, Better End
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Career Championships and Accomplishments
- 4 Front Wrestling
- 4FW Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Alternative Wrestling World
- AWW British Tag Team Championship (1 time)
- Attack! Pro Wrestling
- Attack! 24/7 Championship (6 times)
- Elder Stein Invitational (2012)
- King of Trios (2017)
- Destiny World Wrestling
- DWW Championship (1 time)
- Dublin Championship Wrestling
- DCW Tag Team Championships (1 time)
- Fight Club:Pro
- FCP Championship (1 time)
- FCP Tag Team Championships (1 time)
- Infinity Trophy (2015)
- FutureShock Wrestling
- FSW Adrenaline Championship (1 time)
- Kamikaze Pro
- Relentless Division Championship (1 time)
- No Limits Wrestling
- NlW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Over The Top Wrestling
- OTT No Limits Championship (2 times)
- OTT Tag Team Championship (1 time)
- Pro Wrestling Kingdom
- Kingdom Championship (1 time)
- Pro Wrestling Revolver
- PWR Tag Team Championship (1 time)
- Progress Wrestling
- Progress World Championship (1 time)
- Tag Team Championship (1 time)
- Revolution Pro Wrestling
- RPW British Cruiserweight Championship (1 time)
- British Cruiserweight Title Tournament (2016)
- Southside Wrestling Entertainment
- Young Tigers Cup (2015)
- VII Pro Wrestling
- VII Pro Championship (1 time)
- Trifecta Trophy Tournament
- Westside Xtreme Wrestling
- wXw Shotgun Championship (1 time)
- World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
- NXT Tag Team Championship (1 time)
- WWE United Kingdom Championship (1 time)
- Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic (2020)