William Regal On Which WWE Stars Asked Him For Advice During Pandemic Era

William Regal

William Regal spoke about top WWE stars asking him for advice when it came to wrestling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With decades of experience across the world, William Regal is a font of knowledge when it comes to professional wrestling. Though the industry had never seen anything like the changes that took place during the COVID-19 pandemic, William Regal’s experience in front of multiple types of crowds made him a resource for many members of the WWE roster, even those who’d been working for decades themselves.

Speaking on his Gentleman Villain podcast (available first via AdFreeShows), William Regal revealed that some of WWE’s top names came to him for advice in the unprecedented pandemic era of wrestling.

“Every single talent and every audience member, it’s a different thing that connects us to each other. And I just want to leave that out there, because there’s only a few people that can be around me a lot, Bryan Danielson being one of them. And even he, there’s things that I’ve never had time to talk to him about or topics that haven’t come up or said certain situations.

“And I remember at the beginning of COVID he called me up and said ‘Look, I need some help with something because I’m not used to working in front of no crowds.’ So, I’m not going to get into that discussion now, but it was a deep discussion. I remember Edge calling me when he was doing a match with Randy Orton, which was built as the Greatest Wrestling Match Of All Time, and he wanted ideas. And so I’ve got all these different things that I can tap into.

William Regal continued, making it clear that he’s happy to have podcasting as a medium to share more of his advice and make the wrestling business better as a result.

“Well, I’d like to leave that for everybody, whether they want it or not, it’s there. If we do enough of these podcasts, enough topics will come up and enough questions and enough situations that hopefully, at least most of what’s in my brain is left out there, and let’s put it that way. For people in whatever amount it is that go by, can learn what to do and what not to do.”

First signing with the company in 1998, William Regal worked for the WWE for over 21 years, and was released in January of 2022. He became All Elite the following March, debuting at AEW Revolution and forming the Blackpool Combat Club shortly thereafter.

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