William Regal spoke about top WWE stars asking him for wrestling advice during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With decades of experience around the world, William Regal is a source of professional wrestling knowledge. Although the industry has never seen anything quite like the changes that have taken place during the COVID-19 pandemic, William Regal’s experience in front of several types of crowds has made him a resource for many members of the WWE roster, even those who had worked for decades themselves.
Speaking on his Gentleman Villain podcast (available first via AdFreeShows), William Regal revealed that some of WWE’s biggest names have sought his advice in wrestling’s unprecedented pandemic era.
“Each talent and each member of the public, it’s a different thing that connects us to each other. And I just want to leave that there, because there are only a few people who can be around me , Bryan Danielson being one of them. And even him, there are things that I never got around to talking to him about or topics that didn’t come up or say in certain situations.
“And I remember at the start of COVID he called me and said, ‘Listen, I need help with something because I’m not used to working in front of a crowd. 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 some ideas. And so I have all these different things that I can tap into.
William Regal continued, stating that he was happy to have the podcast as a way to share more of his advice and thus improve the wrestling industry.
“Well, I’d like to leave that up to everyone, whether they like it or not, it’s there. If we do enough of these podcasts, enough topics will come up and enough questions and situations that hopefully at least most of what’s in my brain will be left out, and let’s put it that way. For people, regardless of the amount that passes, they can learn what to do and what not to do.
First signing with the company in 1998, William Regal worked for WWE for over 21 years and was released in January 2022. He became All Elite the following March, debuting at AEW Revolution and forming the Blackpool Combat Club soon after.
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