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William Regal Breaks Silence Following WWE Release

William Regal

William Regal has issued his first public comments since news broke that the Englishman had been released from his WWE contract.

William Regal initially signed with WWE in 1998, although his first run with the company was a short one as he left to check into rehab in early 1999.

However, the star returned in September 2000, going on to become WWF Commissioner. Regal remained with WWE, wrestling all the way up until November 2013, where he was beaten by Cesaro on an episode of NXT in what he later confirmed was his last match.

During his time in the ring, Regal became a multiple-time Intercontinental, European, and Tag Team Champion as well as King of the Ring in 2008.

After hanging up his boots, Regal transitioned into a backstage role with NXT. This led to him becoming the much-loved on-screen General Manager of the black and gold brand. Behind the scenes, Regal operated as head scout for the company under the title Director of Talent Development and Head of Global Recruiting.

Mike Johnson of PWInsider reported on the 5th of January that William Regal had been released from his WWE contract as well as a swathe of backstage NXT personnel including Road Dogg and Samoa Joe.

Taking to social media, Regal says he has no complaints as he thanked the company for the last 21 years of his career. He also followed up to mention that WWE “saved his life” back in 1999.

The release of several people considered to be part of ‘Triple H’s team’ will surely raise questions as to his influence over the brand that he helped found in 2012.

Triple H recently made his first appearance on television after undergoing heart surgery in the autumn of 2021 following a “cardiac event.”