William Regal’s contributions to the pro wrestling world need no introductions. In his career spanning multiple decades, Regal has been part of numerous top promotions and helped cultivate talent as well. Regal also made a request to pro wrestlers all over the world.
After getting released by WWE earlier this year, fans wondered what the future held for William Regal. As it turned out, it meant going All Elite as Regal debuted during the AEW Revolution pay-per-view.
Regal is a true student of the game as he simply loves the art of professional wrestling. While speaking on Talk Is Jericho, William Regal talked about Mitsuharu Misawa’s tragic death in 2009.
Regal stated that he believed it would “smarten-up” wrestlers doing dangerous spots, but that did not happen. William Regal then begged pro wrestlers to stop doing dangerous spots.
“This is gonna maybe ruffle a few feathers. When I saw that happen, I thought, ‘This is gonna smarten up this industry,’ and still people are doing that stuff. I’m sorry to say that. There are other ways. You do not need to be getting dropped on your head. That’s the one thing, more than anything with me, it’s not what I can help you with. Just come up to me and ask me not what to do and I’ll save you ten years of your career. That’s the greatest gift I can give you. I’ll tell you what not to do. If you wanna learn how to get over and put matches together, I’ll send them to [Jericho], Christian, other people. Go talk to these fellows. I just do me. I just go out and react to things because of experience. I do me. If I’m on with somebody who knows how to put matches together, it works because I wouldn’t call anything, I’m instinct and whatever. It sometimes clicked and sometimes didn’t.”
William Regal is currently managing Bryan Danielson and Jon Moxley as the two are now a formidable tag team. We’ll have to see how the two will fare under Regal’s tutelage.
h/t to Fightful for the quotes
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