The October 18th episode of AEW Dynamite saw a fiery promo battle between Casino Ladder Match winner MJF and Blackpool Combat Club leader William Regal. MJF told the story of his WWE tryout when he was 19 years old, calling out Regal for asking him to send a match and a promo each month, but then snubbing him in an email three months later. Regal countered by saying he wanted to light a fire under the young star, and he also said that MJF has taken too many liberties when it comes to getting things the easy way.
Regal then invited MJF to prove how dastardly he is, turning his back and opening himself up to an attack from behind. However, the Dynamite Diamond Ring winner couldn’t bring himself to prove Regal right in taking shortcuts, and though he put the ring on his finger, he didn’t use the weapon.
Later in the episode, MJF declared that he would cash in his title opportunity against AEW World Champion Jon Moxley at AEW Full Gear on November 19th, saying that for once in his life, he’s going to earn something.
William Regal Is Outraged After MJF’s Accusations On AEW Dynamite
On the most recent episode of his Gentleman Villain podcast (available early via AdFreeShows), William Regal opened up about the situation MJF spoke about on AEW Dynamite and provided his side of the story.
“After two emails, I told him, ‘You’re 19, go make a name for yourself. I’ve spent a lot of time telling him all these things he needed to work on,’ and being a really good microphone guy is one of them, but he was already good. That’s how he came onto my radar. When he sent me the third email, which was basically the same thing I had already seen.
“Everyone I’ve ever met, I’ve done stuff for. I’ve already told the lad, ‘send me an email.’ I’ve told him twice. Sending me another one, when I have 200 or more people trying to get a job, and the people I’m already dealing with, he’s just taking up my time now. He even said that. He sent me two emails, I told him not to send any more, and he sent another one. Why send me another one?
“He went out, did all the things that whoever has taught him, and the time he’s spent with me, did all that and got himself into position. That’s what I wanted, but he sent me a third one, on a day where I was probably 15 emails in for other people that I wish I could have gotten an opportunity for when I’ve already gotten him an opportunity, it’s just going to take awhile, and he needs to go out and make a name for himself.
“What I said was real. If all it took was for you to get an extra email, that I told you not to send me, to get you fired up to be this good as what you’re doing, job done. It’s actually sad that you let that be a problem for seven years.”
Continuing, William Regal spoke about his previous medical issues, saying that because he was suffering from amnesia and brain bleeding, WWE stopped him from receiving emails and he missed out on multiple rising stars, but MJF is the only one complaining.
“He doesn’t remember this, it’s common knowledge now. Not long after we met, I had two bleeds on the brain and WWE kept me completely isolated and stopped emails from coming in, being incredibly brilliant to me because I was having treatment. I was having amnesia and two bleeds on the brain. They stopped all emails coming to me.
“There were a lot of people, Ricky Starks being one of them. Sammy Guevara being another. That sort of went on the missing list for a long time. You don’t hear them moaning about me. He’s made it into something else.”
William Regal also questioned whether MJF could handle the responsibility of being AEW World Champion if he still lets one email bother him so much.
“If an email, I don’t care what age he was, if one email sent him off the deep end, what’s he going to be like when he’s the World Champion and everyone in that locker room is wanting his spot? If he gets through that, great. If he can beat Jon Moxley, that’s going to prove something to me, I don’t care how he does it. If he can last, not just become World Champion, but stay World Champion, I’ve seen it send a lot of people off the deep end because they can’t handle it.”