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Tommy Dreamer Contacted William Regal After WWE Release, Offered Him A Spot In IMPACT

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Tommy Dreamer revealed that he reached out to former NXT General Manager William Regal after his WWE release and said a spot in IMPACT Wrestling was waiting.

After 21 years with the company, William Regal was released from WWE on January 5th alongside other backstage names such as Samoa Joe and Road Dogg. Regal has held a number of behind the scenes roles in the company, most recently serving as the Director of Talent Development and Recruiting.

With the wealth of experience and knowledge Regal has amassed during his decades-long career in wrestling, it’s no surprise that other companies have shown interest in hiring the Blackpool native.

Tommy Dreamer, who serves as an agent and producer for IMPACT Wrestling, revealed on Busted Open Radio that he contacted Regal the moment he heard of his release and said that a spot in IMPACT was waiting if he should choose to go there.

“If you look at management and, let’s say the New York Giants, their GM [Dave Gettleman] is retiring and there goes the head coach [Joe Judge] he picked and everyone associated with that person. Triple H is no longer in charge and everyone associated with him is gone. The only guy who remains is Shawn, but Shawn was a Vince guy before he was a Triple H guy. Regal fell a part of that.

The moment I heard, I shot him a text that said, ‘Hey, if you want to be a commentator at IMPACT or a General Manager figure, just let me know.’ He will have something when he chooses to.”

Dreamer’s comments fall in line with reports that have speculated that the company is looking to dismantle everything about the old vision for the NXT brand. Some staff reportedly believes the recent cuts were made to “directly remove” several people that Triple H had hired directly into NXT, and the cuts have reportedly left those backstage “greatly shaken.”

After his release, William Regal took to social media to comment on his time in the company and to thank WWE for the time he spent there, saying that the company saved his life.

h/t Fightful for the transcription used in this article