William Regal’s comments on his brief AEW show up to this point have been succinct and sweet – both to the company, its owner, and the people he’s shared the screen with. dynamite And frenzy.
But in a new interview, Regal says he didn’t sign Tony Khan to be on TV. He doesn’t elaborate on what he thought he was going to do, but given his role in WWE before and after spending most of 2022 in AEW, you have to imagine it had to do with training and development.
Whatever the case, Regal has spent most of his time working with Bryan Danielson, Dean Ambrose and Wheeler Utah at Blackpool Fight Club. He spent time filming the coach, but he Scopus Babe said who Distraction cutting podcast The job he signed for was “never finished”.
“There’s a lot that happened this year, there’s also a lot that made me go, ‘I’m so glad I’m not in the spotlight,’ and I’ve been for so many years. I had my time.”
“The past few months in AEW have been talking a lot about me and it should have been about the talent I was with, not me. I’m so happy to be in the background…
“I couldn’t have the best of the last few months in terms of TV and doing that, but I didn’t go there with that intention. The intent was to do something different and it never happened… It started the way it did but I didn’t expect it to end up like this.” Thing it’s been in the past several months where I’ve become a talent.
“I went there with a different plan because I was told to go there to help in a different capacity and that never happened.”
Regal returned to WWE as Vice President, Global Talent Development. It remains to be seen if this will work for him in the long run, but it seems clear that AEW wasn’t what he hoped it would be either way.
Where does this quote factor into the debate about how proactive AEW roster members are in seeking out training and how receptive they are when they are offered it? It’s up to you.