NXT Superstar, Ridge Holland, has spoken out about the influence of NXT General Manager and fellow Brit, William Regal.
One of the driving forces behind NXT UK and talent scouting, William Regal has been an integral part of WWE behind the scenes for several years. On screen, he’s the mild mannered head of the company’s black and gold brand. Behind the scenes, he has leant his decades worth of knowledge to the newest recruits at the Performance Center and recruited several of the biggest names to the promotion’s aid.
One of these names was former NXT UK talent, Ridge Holland, who began his career under his real name Luke Menzies before being transitioned back to home turf to hone his talent on WWE’s British brand.
Now, Holland has sat down with Alex McCarthy of talkSPORT to discuss the role the former WWF Intercontinental Champion played in his career and getting him from the Rugby pitch and into the ring:
“He’s been instrumental, but kind of like a soft undertone to what I’m doing though. He’s just there for advice, he’s not overbearing. I think he’s just confident in what I can do and he lets me get on with my business. But he’s always there for advice and he’s definitely a very influential figure in a lot of careers and that’s for me also.”
Ridge Holland is currently out of action as he rehabs a leg injury suffered on October 7, 2020, when his leg buckled under the weight of an Oney Lorcan slingshot to the outside.
With his leg firmly planted, the pin buckled on landing causing the Yorkshireman to dislocate and fracture his left ankle, dislocate his patellar in his right knee, and rupture his patella tendon. His current waiting time is a minimum of six months before he can return to the squared circle.
Credit for the interview: talkSPORT
h/t for the transcription: Wrestling Inc.