AEW star William Regal has opened up on his preferences in wrestler’s promos and he cautions any student of the game to stay away from certain phrases.
Regal is known for his tough, technical in-ring style, especially as the coach of the Blackpool Combat Club in AEW. But the English rogue is as well known for his promos and segments over the years, causing a great deal of hilarity during his time in WWE – especially as the on-screen Commissioner.
Speaking on his Gentleman Villain podcast, William Regal has explained why he thinks wrestlers should learn how to use their body language in promos and explains why they should stay away from stock phrases:
“So the lessons start through one thing that I teach or – I don’t like to say I teach – I help people with, or I used to, especially was with promos. And you wouldn’t think listening to me the way I am now, it’s a very, very awkward thing for me to do. This is like, is very awkward for me to do to just sit and be me and talk. When the red light goes on, I turn into whatever really William Regal means to be or whatever I’ve portrayed over the years.”
“One of the things I do teach or tell people is to learn real body language. And because a lot of people don’t know that, and they do what I call wrestler things, there’s a lot of wrestlers sayings I tell people to avoid that. ‘Let me tell you something’, ‘you see’, ‘you know’ all these things, they just waste seconds.”
“If you’ve got a 30-second promo or a minute promo and you say ‘you see’, or ‘let me tell you something’, or, ‘you know’, a couple of times in that you’ve eaten 15 seconds of your promo where you could be getting your own point across, or your or putting your opponent over.”
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