William Regal has set the wrestling world abuzz with his comments at the end of NXT TakeOver: In Your House, suggesting that it’s time for something new on the black and gold brand or perhaps even something new for Regal himself.
NXT TakeOver: In Your House saw a wild night of action where a new Million Dollar Champion was crowned for the first time in over a decade. LA Knight overcame Cameron Grimes in a ladder match to win the belt and with it the affirmation of the Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase.
The NXT Women’s Championship was also on the line as Big Mami Cool Raquel Gonzalez defended her title against former NXT Champion Ember Moon. In a back and forth match Gonzalez was able to put Moon away with a massive powerbomb.
A name synonymous with the original In Your House brand also made an appearance as Todd Pettengill opened proceedings as the host of TakeOver. Although a later run-in with Dexter Lumis may not have Pettengill hurrying back to the Capitol Wrestling Center anytime soon.
In the main event, Karrion Kross defended his NXT Championship in a Fatal Five-Way match. He was able to overcome the challenge of Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly, Pete Dunne, and Johnny Gargano and retain his title after locking O’Reilly in his Krossjacket submission hold.
But the headlines were to be made by NXT General Manager William Regal after that match as he walked outside of the Capitol Wrestling Center with interviewer McKenzie Mitchell. Mitchell asked Regal for his thoughts on the show as a whole.
Regal issued something of a cryptic response, saying:
“It’s been seven years since I became the GM of NXT and I’ve never seen so much bedlam. It’s complete madness. I think it’s time for a change.”
William Regal became the General Manager of NXT in 2014 taking over the figurehead authority role on the black and gold brand from John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield. During his time as on-screen GM, NXT has moved from the WWE Network to the USA Network and its TakeOver shows have sold out the same arenas as main roster WWE events.