William Regal makes a startling confession



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William Regal makes a startling confession

While he enjoyed his AEW adventure, William Regal revealed that it didn't all go as planned. After being released from WWE in January 2022, Regal took a break before receiving a call from Bryan Danielson who convinced him to sign with AEW and debut at the Revolution PPV in March.

Over the next few months Regal became the leader of the Blackpool Combat Club with Bryan Danielson and Jon Moxley before Wheeler Yuta and Claudio Castagnoli also joined the faction. Since returning to WWE, William Regal now serves as Vice President of Global Talent Development.

Simply put, he oversees every episode of RAW and SmackDown behind the scenes.

William Regal on his AEW experience

During an appearance on the 'Distraction Pieces' podcast, William Regal spoke of his farewell to AEW: “I left a federation and as if nothing happened I'm now with WWE.

It's like nothing ever happened. It's a strange feeling. Anyone listening and they're young, I know you guys don't like listening to older people but try to make the most of every second you have. That's really how it works, you get to a certain age and time goes by so fast that you don't notice it.

I just had a wonderful few months with so many friends at AEW and it all went by in the blink of an eye." William Regal continued by stating that with his return to WWE he is happy to be out of the spotlight: "This will be the last adventure in WWE.

In AEW I had people asking me to do things that weren't expected. I didn't want to be in the spotlight. I have been for many years and didn't want to be used so much on tv. This interview will be the last one I do in fact, unless WWE asks me to do something, I won't do anything else about anything or wrestling for at least a year".

On his AEW predictions: “The last few months in AEW I was appearing too much. I started like that, but I didn't expect it to end up being what it was. I went there with a different plan because I was asked to go there to help out in another role and that never happened." Regal appeared on the Talk is Jericho podcast and said he went to Dubai in 2014 for a tryout involving Zayn.

"I had a match with Cesaro, someone I've known for a long time and think the world of. Got to put him over. That wasn't actually my last match because the following year, 2014, we went to Dubai to do a tryout and Sami Zayn came. At the end of it, pretty much everybody there, none of them had seen pro wrestling."