Pete Dunne was one of the best stars in NXT UK, where he held the NXT UK Champion for 685 days. After going to NXT, he feuded with many excellent opponents such as Finn Balor, Tommaso Ciampa and more. It seems he wants a match with AJ Styles as well.

The Bruiserweight made his way to Friday Night Smackdown earlier this month. To the shock of fans, his name was changed to Butch. Unsprurisingly, fans dragged WWE for the decision.

While speaking on Mark Andrews: My Love Letter to Wrestling by BBC Wales, the former NXT UK Champion talked about opponents he would like to face off against on the main roster. Butch stated that it is time for a match with AJ Styles.

“Part of it is matching up with people I have some sort of history with, right? Like, Riddle would obviously be one of the main names because we never really got where we were trying to go with that,” Butch said. “You know, obviously, I was the tag champion when I had to leave because of the pandemic, and obviously he’s doing the stuff with Randy [Orton] at the minute as well. So that’s another name that would be great.


In terms of on SmackDown, I think it would be great to get in there with Shinsuke [Nakamura]. That’s a match I wanted for years and years, even before his WWE time. I think the day that we get to go in there would be good stuff. But there are so many people up there that – and I feel like if I don’t get up there now and get these matches in, it might end up being too late, right? It’s been so long, people like AJ Styles, he’s still absolutely killing it.”

Butch also seemed to be okay with his name change by the looks of it. We’ll have to see whether Butch will end up squaring off against AJ Styles in the future or not.

h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes

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