William Regal Details His Reaction To NXT 2.0 Reboot

1 month ago by Connel Rumsey

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William Regal Details His Reaction To NXT 2.0 Reboot WWE

William Regal was the general manager of NXT for seven years prior to the brand’s relaunch to NXT 2.0 back on September 14, with him being released from the company back in January of this year.

Regal recently spoke to Renee Paquette on The Sessions podcast, where he detailed his personal reaction to the black and gold brand becoming 2.0.

Regal recalled his reaction when he was first told about the new direction of the show, saying:

“When I heard last summer that we wanted to revamp, I was like, ‘Great!’ When I actually heard what Mr. McMahon wanted, I was all for that. When it comes to athletes, the PC, at the end of the day, people had these nonsense ideas of it being the biggest wrestling school in the world. And it is an incredible wrestling school, the PC works if you put your time into it. If you come in there, you turn up and do your class once a day and you go home, it’s not going to work unless you are the one, the magic one who can just do everything.

“You have to put your time in, and I know this personally. Sometimes a talent who was getting paid there, who aren’t doing well, perhaps they need to look themselves in the mirror and realize instead of spending time on their phone, they should get in the ring and get better.”

Regal carried on, speaking about his relationships with some of the top talent on the brand before his release, saying:

“Whatever your style of wrestling is, there are people you can learn from in this day and age. I was all for that and all for the change, but then I also get that if you’re trying to make a complete change, you might not think that I’m quite up for that. I don’t know if anybody knew that I was open to the fact that I wanted to be a big part of that because I was. I was very hands-on with The Creed Brothers and very hands-on with Bron Breakker. I had an incredible run on the main roster and the absolute greatest run possible in NXT. If nothing else, the time came when it was time to go now so it didn’t become something I didn’t like and move on. That’s the way I look at it.”

Regal now works for AEW as the manager of the Blackpool Combat Club alongside Wheeler Yuta, Bryan Danielson and Jon Moxley, that latter of whom he credits for coming up with the group’s name.

transcription via Wrestling Inc.

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