William Regal discussed advising current AEW talent about reacting to feedback on Twitter.
With over three decades in the wrestling business, William Regal has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Recently, Regal gave his outlook on wrestlers worrying about the responses they are receiving on social media.
“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.”
In January, William Regal was released from his WWE contract ending a 22-year tenure with the company. Following the end of his in-ring career, Regal worked extensively with NXT helping mould the next generation of WWE Superstars, as well as signing likes of Sasha Banks, Kevin Owens and Shinsuke Nakamura.
After leaving WWE, Regal quickly popped up in AEW at the behest of Bryan Danielson. The British star has since helped create the Blackpool Combat Club alongside Danielson, Jon Moxley, Wheeler Yuta and Claudio Castagnoli.