William Regal has reflected on the nasty injury that caused a potential feud with WWE Hall Of Famer Kurt Angle to be nixed.
Regal set the wrestling world alight recently when he made his AEW debut at Revolution, bringing together the dual-threat of Jon Moxley and Bryan Danielson into a team.
Speaking to his AEW colleague Chris Jericho on Talk is Jericho, William Regal discussed an earlier time in his wrestling career when he was set for a high-profile feud with Kurt Angle, however, a torn bicep put paid to that:
“I knew that my neck wasn’t right, not long before that, I tore my pec in my other bicep, which I never got fixed. I had one torn bicep from 2001…it was two weeks after 9/11. It was the only time I wrestled a singles match with Kurt Angle.”
“We were supposed to go into a program together and it was the first match we did. I did the thing outside the ring where I would grab somebody by the trunks and neck and throw them against the bottom rope so they’d spring towards me and I’d nail them. As I did that, the right bicep just went ‘ping.’ I got through that match and that gave me two or three weeks off, but I wouldn’t get it fixed. Kurt had moved on.”