William Regal brings his expertise and knowledge of the wrestling industry whenever he appears on screen. The mentor of AEW’s Blackpool Combat Club has been around the industry for decades and has helped shepherd many of today’s best and brightest wrestlers. He recently gave a bit of advice to one wrestler regarding social media.
On the latest “Gentleman Villain” podcast, Regal discussed giving advice to one AEW talent about responding to criticism on Twitter. In Regal’s view, Twitter comments don’t amount to anything, especially when it comes to wrestling.
I asked somebody recently, I said, ‘You’re on AEW Dark a lot. Let me try and put this into perspective for you. It’s great that you’re on there because you’re getting reps. Any exposure is great. It’s an opportunity, but don’t buy into Twitter. Worry about the producers or the people that are paying you, or the older wrestlers, or your peers. Find out from them. Don’t worry about what people on Twitter are saying.”
I said, ‘Can you look up what the figures are for Dark?’ He said, ‘200,000. I said, ‘Do you get 200,000 tweets?’ He said, ‘About 20.’ I said, ‘Do I need to say more?’ If you’re in this job, you need to worry about getting over yourself and listening to people that can help you. I’m one of the people that will actually help you. Worry about getting the right things over and not somebody you never met.
There has been speculation on whether Regal would return to WWE now that Triple H is Head of Creative. While the possibility is certainly there, it appears that Regal is happy where he is now.
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