WWE made a lot of changes to NXT. Bron Breakker kicked a hole through the old black and gold logo for a reason. Things are different and yesterday’s sweeping Performance Center cuts makes that very clear.

Brian James lost more than his job this week, because he is also no longer verified on Twitter. Road Dogg isn’t the only one of Triple H’s favorites who lost their job this week. William Regal was also handpicked by The Game.

During Wrestling Observer Live, Bryan Alvarez explained that William Regal had nothing to do in NXT anymore. They removed him from television and he was no longer scouting indie talent at PWG shows, because that’s not who WWE wants to sign anymore. This likely contributed to his release.

His role was he would to indie shows and he would scout talent. He would go to PWG or whatever and remain an on-screen character. Well, it’s NXT 2.0 and, you know there are a lot of people who were Triple H’s guys and William Regal was one of them. They decided they didn’t want William Regal on television. He hasn’t been on television in forever. As I’ve mentioned before, they ain’t scouting indie talent. They’re not looking for guys on the indies. So, his two jobs, he’s not doing anything anymore. He’s literally doing nothing and getting paid. I guess their feeling was, ‘what are we paying these people for?’ And he’s gone.


As Ringside News exclusively reported, this recent wave of NXT releases was a personal shot at Triple H. Everyone in WWE sees it and any fan who doesn’t believe that is the case is not seeing the proper picture.

We’ll have to see where William Regal lands next. He obviously has a ton of abilities and knowledge that he can give to any company, including as an on-screen character. It’s hard to believe that Tony Khan isn’t, at least, a bit intrigued about a few of the people that WWE just fired from the Performance Center. William Regal could be right up there on that list.

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