William Regal is one of the most respected figures in professional wrestling and has undoubtedly left his mark on the industry despite never being considered a ‘main event level’ star during his in-ring career.
On the latest edition of his ‘Gentleman Villain’ podcast, William Regal discussed the talents of a former Money In The Bank winner who never went on to become a major star in WWE, but Regal himself described as “absolutely magic and special in everything he was given”.
“Damien Sandow Was Just The One That Got Away” – William Regal
On a recent episode of his podcast, William Regal reserved special praise for former WWE Superstar Damien Sandow. Regal explained that while Sandow may not have been a guaranteed main event superstar, such as the likes of Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins or Jon Moxley, he had a special talent:
“I do believe Damien Sandow was — he was far better than his career ended up being. Damien Sandow was absolutely magic and special in everything he was given. If anything, that’s why I liked him so much, he was like me. Is he going to be the top guy like Seth Rollins, Jon Moxley, and Roman Reigns? Maybe not. Is he going to be a perfect player on your show, do anything, and make anything work? Yes.”
“He can pull off good comedy, and I like to consider myself one of those. he was just brilliant at it. The others have gone on to do well. The guys you mentioned became The Shield and look what’s happened to them. They were all great and I think the world of all of them. They were all great to be around at that point in time. In FCW, there were always polite, respectful, asked the right questions, and did the right things. Damien Sandow was just the one that got away.”
Upon hearing of Regal’s kind words, Damien Sandow responded on his Twitter account with the following:
“Wow, @RealKingRegal. I did not have many mentors in my career. You were one of them. Thank you for the kind words your Lordship.”
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.