In a new interview, William Regal is spilling AEW stories including which member of the BCC came up with the name, Blackpool Combat Club.
Perhaps an unlikely source, it was according to William Regal in a new chat with Bleacher Report’s Chris Mueller, Jon Moxley who came up with the moniker.
“So the name, the Blackpool Combat Club, it was Jon’s idea. I was like, ‘You sure you want to call it that?’ ‘Yeah! It sounds good.’ Then we have, I’m not going to give that away because it’s somewhat obvious because of the origins of where I started and where I used to live. So this thing started, and again, you may understand it more than me, because it’s gone by so quickly for me. I’m turning up and doing it. But it’s still not sinking in, it just seems to be working. So I’m going out and doing my bit, they’re doing a great job with their bit. Wheeler was mentioned, and he came on board. And then we’re at as of this moment. So that’s how it’s all worked out. And we’ve done some (great things). We all get on great together. We just seem to work.
Going on to describe the chemistry between the Blackpool Combat Club, Regal said:
“Something else I’ve been very fortunate with is that I’ve never been involved with anything really, or any group or tag team that I haven’t clicked with, which is a great thing. I seem to be clicking with this group, and they get on together and we all get on together. It just clicks. We sort of just go out and do it, and that’s what’s happening at the moment. There are all kinds of bits of whatever going on with ideas. We just stand around for a little bit going ‘what about this? What about that?’ We haven’t put too much thought into it apart from going out and reacting to the situations. Because we’re all, I don’t know how Wheeler feels, but the three of us are just comfortable being us. And when you’re comfortable being who you are, you can go out and pull anything off really, once you’ve done this awhile. We just all seem to work as a unit well, and that’s the way it’s going.”
Blackpool Combat Club joined forces with Eddie Kingston, Santana and Ortiz on this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite after the Jericho Appreciation Society had been mocking Kingston, with Jericho referencing Kingston’s wife which summoned first Moxley, then the rest of the group.
By the end of the segment, William Regal had laid a mighty fist to Chris Jericho’s face, setting up their promised interaction on the next episode of AEW Dynamite scheduled to air on May 18.
Transcription via Wrestling Inc.
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