William Regal Leads Tributes To Influential UK Promoter Brian Dixon

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WWE Vice President Of Global Talent Development William Regal has joined Superstars from across the globe in paying tribute to the late British promoter Brian Dixon.

The founder of All Star Wrestling, Britain’s oldest wrestling promotion, sadly passed away this week and tributes from across the wrestling world have been flooding in for the legendary figure.

William Regal Pays Tribute To Brian Dixon With Heartfelt Tweet

Leading the tributes to Dixon was former WWE Intercontinental Champion William Regal. The Blackpool, England native spent 10 years on the British wrestling circuit honing his craft before a move Stateside to WCW materialised in 1993.

Regal paid tribute on Twitter following the announcement and spoke in glowing terms of the influence the late Dixon had upon his career:

“I’m very saddened to hear of the passing of British Promotor Brian Dixon.

Without Brian,from Nov ‘86 saying “ I’ll put you against someone better than you every night” and many other major things he taught & helped me with I wouldn’t have had this charmed life.

Rest well old rogue”.

Former NWA World Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis is another British talent who has made a big name for himself across the pond, and he also took to Twitter to reflect on Dixon’s impact:

“Woke up to the news that Brian Dixon passed away. It can’t be overstated how important Brian was to the careers of so many and to the overall health of British Pro Wrestling. At his peak, he was running more than 350 shows a year, and most of that time he was on the road too.

Thanks to Brian I was able to be a full-time wrestler before I had any right to be, working 6 days a week for the majority of my first year. That allowed me to get reps, learn from seasoned pros, and ultimately lead to the other doors that opened for me.

I learned a lot from Brian too; he started as a fan, but treated it like a business, and was candid about that. He often said “always leave them wanting more”, an ideology that doesn’t exist today.

He had his flaws, but he deserves to be remembered and recognised for his huge contributions to Professional Wrestling. RIP Brian Dixon”.

Regal and Aldis were joined by the likes of Matthew Rehwoldt, Adam Pearce and Frankie Kazarian in making online tributes following Dixon’s passing, with the Brit’s reach across the world of wrestling clearly forming a lasting legacy on the business.