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William Regal Issues Apology Following AEW Dynamite Debut

William Regal

Recent AEW signing William Regal has apologised for going over his allotted time on last night’s AEW Dynamite.

William Regal shocked the wrestling world on Sunday evening at the Revolution pay-per-view, when he debuted for All Elite Wrestling by forging an alliance between Bryan Danielson and Jon Moxley following their match. Regal will act as the pair’s manager going forward, as shown when he accompanied them to ringside on last night’s Dynamite as they faced The Workhorsemen.

Regal would be interviewed by Tony Schiavone post-match, where he thanked the AEW commentator for aiding him when the former Lord Steven Regal first arrived in the United States. Unknowingly, though, William Regal would go over the time that was allocated to this segment. Taking to Twitter, Regal apologised profusely and professionally for his error:

William Regal was one of a few names released by WWE on 5 January, ending his over two-decade run in the company. Though he’d stopped wrestling in December 2013 after facing Cesaro on NXT, he’d been serving as the Director of Talent Development and the Head of Global Recruiting, while his onscreen duties saw him as both the NXT and 205 Live General Manager.

Regarded as one of the world’s most underrated wrestlers, William Regal is currently listed on AEW’s active roster, perhaps hinting at a future in-ring return either alongside or against Bryan Danielson and/or Jon Moxley. Talking to the media following Revolution, AEW CEO Tony Khan revealed that Regal will have both an onscreen and behind the scenes presence in the promotion:

“Also behind the scenes, I’m really excited to have him here. I think Lord Regal can teach everyone here a lot and it’s gonna be great having here. I’m very excited on-screen and off-screen. It came together very recently but he fits very well, I think, with what we’re doing here in AEW all around.”

William Regal was one of two AEW signings made at Revolution, following Swerve Strickland‘s arrival earlier in the night. They’ve since been joined by both Paige VanZant and WWE legend, Jeff Hardy.