NXT General Manager William Regal is reportedly among four names who have been released by WWE.
As reported by Mike Johnson of PWInsider, William Regal has left WWE. The report comes after it was confirmed that Road Dogg, who had been working at the Performance Center had also been released.
The report from Johnson adds that Chris Guy, also known as Ace Steel, who worked as a coach, notably with CM Punk has also left the company. Also departing is Dave Kapoor aka Ranjin Singh who was working with the NXT brand after previously managing The Great Khali, and Ryan Katz who had been working with NXT since 2015.
Katz was directly involved in creative character development and taught promo classes following the death of Dusty Rhodes.
It has since been reported by Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp that Scott Armstrong has also been released.
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 British star returned in September 2000, going onto become WWF Commissioner. Regal remained with WWE, wrestling all of 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. Regal is widely regarded as one of the best wrestlers to never win a World Championship.
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. Behind the scenes, Regal operated as head scout for the company under the title Director of Talent Development and Head of Global Recruiting.