William Regal’s contributions to the pro wrestling world are enormous, as he has committed his entire life to the industry. Regal joined AEW in January 2022 after being released from WWE, along with several other members of Paul Levesque’s favorite staff. Rumors regarding William Regal’s potential WWE return have been flying high recently.

The talks are becoming more credible by the day, after he was seemingly written out of AEW. Dave Meltzer stated why it is “basically given” that Regal will return to his former promotion in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter. The general idea is that he had a short-term deal with an out clause.

Multiple WWE sources said Regal had an out clause in his contract. Actually, the returning to WWE is basically a given at this point, whether it was a short-term deal or Tony Khan let him out of his deal out of respect for him. There are many other versions going around wrestling as to what happened but the short-term deal is the primary source story. 

An out clause is a stipulation in an underwriting agreement that permits the contract to be cancelled without penalty. William Regal’s return to WWE is a very interesting idea at this time, regardless of whether his AEW agreement was a short-term deal or Tony Khan let him out of his contract out of respect for him.


It was believed that Regal has signed a three-year deal with AEW earlier this year. However, it has been reported that William Regal’s contract is set to end in December. After more than two decades with WWE, William Regal was let go in January while Vince McMahon and his entourage were still in charge.

Regal is known to be a favorite of Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque, who is now the Chief Content Creator for WWE. Let’s see how things go. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Ringside News.

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Shivangini Rawat

Shivangini, a law student, writes for Ringside News to share her passion for wrestling. She joined in 2021, striving to deliver the best content while enjoying her hobbies of baking, cooking, reading and playing musical instruments.

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