WWE United Kingdom champion Pete Dunne has been forced to withdraw from Destiny Wrestling’s ‘Raising Hell’ event this weekend.
The 24-year-old was due to defend the Destiny Championship against Josh Alexander on Sunday, October 7.
However, the Canadian promotion posted on Facebook that he will be unable to compete after suffering a “recent injury”.
The wording of the post has since been changed from “recent injury” to “circumstances beyond our control”, while several outlets have reported that a since-deleted post from Destiny described his injury as “severe”.
Tyler Bate and Trent Seven will now represent British Strong Style on the show and Low Ki will face Alexander instead of Dunne.
What now for the United Kingdom Championship?
Dunne defeated Bate to win the WWE United Kingdom Championship at NXT TakeOver: Chicago on May 20, 2017.
“The Bruiserweight” has held the title ever since — a run spanning 503 days.
His reign is due to surpass the number of days that Brock Lesnar held the Universal Championship (504 days) on Sunday.
And if he keeps the title until October 26, he will become the longest-reigning champion in WWE of the last 30 years, surpassing Asuka’s record of 523 days with the NXT Women’s Championship.
UPDATE – due to a recent injury
Pete Dunne will not be able to make it to this weekends tour in Canada. We apologize to everyone for any inconvenience but the show must go on and we are happy to announce that UK stars Tyler Bate & Trent Seven will be coming to represent British Strong Style!
also breaking news for this Sun Oct 7 taking Petes spot will be former NXT, New japan, Impact and lucha underground star LOW KI vs Josh Alexander
so fasten your seat belts as we promise a KICK ASS SHOW
Ricochet vs. Dunne vs. Cole
Dunne will face Ricochet and Adam Cole in a pre-taped Triple Threat match for the North American Championship on NXT next week, so any statement from WWE on the extent of his injury is likely to come after Wednesday’s episode.