During his recent podcast, William Regal discussed the WWE NXT UK brand transitioning into NXT Europe. Regal said the following…
“It’s been over 10 years that NXT UK was in the thought process. I also know for the last several years NXT Europe was in process … Things changed in the last year and different things, but now, things have changed again and things are back on track … I don’t work there and I don’t ask, but the expansion of NXT was going to happen. I was personally working on that for the last seven or eight years until January. Unfortunately there are people who are not going to have jobs at the moment. It doesn’t mean they can’t come back. That’s wrestling … Everything was done for the right reasons.”
“So, if they want to try and take me up on this, take me up on it and if I get fired from the company I’m working for now [AEW] for sticking up [for them], then so be it. ‘NXT UK’ was a passion project of mine, to give a decent place for British and European talent to get a pipeline so they could go to WWE and have the charmed life that I’ve had. If they don’t like that, then they can get stuffed … This was all done for the right reasons. How it’s played out is an unfortunate thing.” (quotes courtesy of WrestlingInc.com)
Regal apparently didn’t like some of the news headlines out there stated he “doesn’t care” if he gets fired from AEW as he wrote the following via Twitter…
“Please, clickbait people, either listen to my interviews in full so you don’t misquote or get a lovely gossip story to create problems or just please don’t write about me at all. Thank you.”
Please,clickbait people, either listen to my interviews in full so you don’t misquote or get a lovely gossip story to create problems or just please don’t write about me at all. Thank you.
— William Regal (@RealKingRegal) August 28, 2022