William Regal shares a scintillating list of ‘what-if’ talent that he wanted to sign for NXT that he has since crossed paths with in AEW.
In a tweet from Alex McCarthy from talkSPORT, he shares a fascinating tidbit passed along to him by Lord William Regal himself.
Writing about the current troupe of AEW stars that Regal told him were top recruits for NXT, he tweeted:
“William Regal told me he was planning to sign Daniel Garcia, Ricky Starks and Wheeler Yuta to NXT before WWE “changed directive”.”
With the initiation of NXT 2.0, the change in NXT extended beyond the colorful branding as the show has very much transformed over the course of the past year, currently almost unrecognizable to the NXT of yore.
Daniel Garcia and Ricky Starks are both set to feature in big matches on the upcoming AEW pay-per-view, Double or Nothing.
Garcia teaming with other former sports entertainers Jake Hager, Angelo Parker & Matt Menard along with the titular Chris Jericho in the Jericho Appreciation Society and Starks competing for the tag-team championship alongside Powerhouse Hobbs.
While there are a few free agent exceptions such as Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae, many of the central NXT characters from the Black and Gold era can now be found in All Elite Wrestling including Regal, Samoa Joe, Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly, Bobby Fish, Malakai Black and PAC.
William Regal was released by WWE however has found a new home in AEW as a part of the Blackpool Combat Club alongside other WWE alums Jon Moxley and Bryan Danielson as well as the aforementioned Wheeler Yuta.
Blackpool Combat Club has been on a hot streak as of late. You can view all of the AEW Men’s Roster win/loss records for 2022 at this link.
William Regal told me he was planning to sign Daniel Garcia, Ricky Starks and Wheeler Yuta to NXT before WWE “changed directive”.
— Alex McCarthy (@AlexM_talkSPORT) May 26, 2022
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