Former WWE Superstar and NXT General Manager William Regal has arrived in AEW!
In a move that no one saw coming, William Regal is All Elite. The former NXT General Manager hasn’t been involved in wrestling since being released by WWE on January 4th.
Regal’s shock debut came after a brutal clash between Bryan Danielson and Jon Moxley. As predicted, the two men had gone to war, serenaded by chants of “We want violence” from the fans in attendance. Moxley was bleeding heavily as the pair traded stiff strikes, headbutts, submissions and everything in between.
The end of the match came when Moxley revered a submission into a pinning predicament to grab the win. The pin caught everyone except Moxley and the referee by surprise, as it was a moment of cunning rather than brutality that settled the contest.
After the match, Danielson confronted the referee getting in his face, before he went after Moxley once more. As the two men renewed hostilities in the middle of the ring, a number of referees ran to the ring to break up the brawl. Bu the real story was yet to come.
Following the officials, totally unannounced was William Regal. The former much-loved NXT General Manager got the men apart before slapping Moxley. He then got in Danielson’s face and laid a shot in on the American Dragon. With both men in shock, the veteran instigated a handshake between them.
Regal of course has a lengthy history with both Moxley and Danielson, going back to their time in WWE and beyond.
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William Regal was released by WWE on January 5th after more than two decades with the company. After retiring from in-ring competition in 2013, Regal became ever more involved in NXT.
While appearing as General Manager on NXT television, he also acted as WWE’s Head of Global Recruiting.