William Regal’s contributions to the pro wrestling world are well documented by now. Regal is one of the most respected pro wrestling minds in the world and there is a good reason for that. Regal also has no intention of knocking WWE in his new podcast.
After getting released by WWE earlier this year, William Regal made his debut in AEW during the AEW Revolution pay-per-view. Since then, he has been the leader of the Blackpool Combat Club along with Jon Moxley, Bryan Danielson and Wheeler Yuta.
“I’ve got nothing to knock. People ask me ‘well you just been let go from WWE.’ Well yeah. I had a job there for 21 years. What have I got to say that’s bad about WWE? And any of these horror stories people hear about, I didn’t have any of them. I had an incredible run on the main roster with the understanding that I walked in, you know I don’t count the first time I was there because I can’t remember it, and that’s on me.
Anything in this job that hasn’t gone right for me, it’s my fault. If you look at it like ‘I’m doing a job I want to do.’ Anything that hasn’t worked out for me has been my fault, or part of the job, which is getting injured. If you don’t think you’re going to get injured, I used to have this talk with people all the time, all the extras, anyone who has come in as an extra, anyone who has come into NXT, they’ll tell you’ve taught them this.
If you think you’re going to know what you’re getting into because once you’re a pro wrestler, it’s a lifestyle. It’s not a job. And I used to tell people, there’s nothing wrong with you. What you should do is use wrestling, don’t let it use you. There’s nothing wrong with wrestling weekends on your local shows if you want to just enjoy wrestling. Because when you start this, you know you’re going to be traveling. If you don’t like traveling, don’t do it.
If flying on a plane is too hard for you, don’t do it. If driving is too hard, don’t do it. If you think you’re going to be wrapped up in cotton balls, if you think you’re going to get eight hours of sleep a night, this is the wrong job for you. All these things, know what you’re getting yourself into. Because I hear all these people whining and moaning and complaining about the job.
Then don’t do it. Go do something else. Let somebody who wants to do it, do it. I have a different outlook on this job. I have had a charmed life. This job has done has given me a charmed life. I’ve lived a charmed life. So what have I got to knock? ”
William Regal is having the time of his life in AEW right now. He clearly respects and cherishes his time in WWE as well. We will have to wait and see how the Blackpool Combat Club will be booked in the coming weeks.