William Regal has offered an insight into his friendship with Triple H including whether they still speak while working for rival companies.
Triple H and William Regal first worked together back in the mid-1990’s while they were both in WCW. The pair very briefly joined forces on television, before The Game left for WWE in early 1995.
However, when Regal also left to the join the company, the pair reconnected before working together more closely with the advent of NXT. For the best part of decade the two men worked on the revamped developmental territory signing and helping train a number of WWE current biggest stars.
During this period, both men earned significant praise from fans and wrestling insiders for their work in building the brand which became increasingly popular, blending WWE’s production values with a more ‘indie’ style of wrestling.
In September 2021, Triple H suffered a serious cardiac event which forced him to take a break from the company, and by the time he returned William Regal had been released.
Speaking on a recent episode of his Gentleman Villain podcast, Regal opened up about his close friendship with the former World Champion, and how they learned to work with each other.
We are very, very close, incredibly Close. But we don’t talk to each other much. I’m gonna say this on this podcast, he knows I work for somewhere else. Now the reason we get on when I started working at NXT is he knows that I will never say yes if the answer’s no, if I think the answer is no. That might tell you a lot of things about me and there’s enough people will tell you that.
The reason I have the whatever standard I have in this job is because I am as straight up of a geezer as you can find. We’ve talked a bit about this before, but me and H don’t have great conversations. We don’t really you know, the one thing we do have is music though we get on about Motorhead and stuff.
But we just get on and he can look at me because of the time we spent together, a short time in WCW. Well a year, just over a year, but we spent time learning our craft together. And me and him could just look at each other from across an arena and I know what he wants and I’ll take care of it.
When we worked together, I was the last person, I probably spoke to him less than anybody else in the entire company. He didn’t need to speak to me, I get it, sometimes I get a one word text, and I will just take care of whatever, I knew what he meant. That’s how we work together. He knows now that I work somewhere else, he knows I would never talk to anybody. I know it’s hard for people to imagine that because everybody’s like, everybody’s different now. They think it’s okay to talk. No, he knows that’s the way I am.
So we’ve obviously been in touch in the last several months, just an occasional thing. I’ve sent him a happy birthday mail, but he would never ask me about what I’m doing now. Because he knows that’s why I keep whatever standards I have. I don’t ask him, I’ve got no idea what’s going on there. I’ve no idea, no idea, because I’m not working there. I don’t need to know it’s none of my business. None of my business what other people’s business is. So I’m working somewhere else.”
Following his release by WWE, Regal joined AEW at the behest of Bryan Danielson, and along with Jon Moxley the trio formed the Blackpool Combat Club.
Meanwhile after a spell away from the spotlight, Triple H has risen to become WWE’s Head of Creative and Head of Talent Relations after Vince McMahon retired.
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