WWE United Kingdom champ Pete Dunne was set to compete at a PROGRESS Wrestling event in New York this weekend … but it’s no longer happening due to injury.
PROGRESS owner Jim Smallman posted a video update this morning stating that Dunne would be unable to compete tonight due to an injury he sustained last night at a Battle Club Pro event.
“He’s received eleven stitches to his temple. It’s quite a nasty injury, which means he is not medically cleared to perform for us today in New York or tomorrow in Boston.”
Smallman assured that Dunne would still be appearing at the shows in a non-wrestling capacity, and that they will be proceeding forward with the shows mostly as advertised. He explained, “These things happen. We’re going to get around it the best we can. The shows will remain pretty much as we advertised them. There might be a little change here or there, but we’ll advise you on those.”
Dunne — who is also the PROGRESS Champion — was set to face Jack Gallagher for the United Kingdom Championship. So far there’s been no update on Gallagher’s new opponent.
— PROGRESS Wrestling (@ThisIs_Progress) August 12, 2017