Jim Ross Addresses William Regal's AEW Exit

Jim Ross says William Regal will be hard to replace

All Elite Wrestling announcer Jim Ross has chimed in on William Regal's departure from the company. Regal signed with AEW in March of this year, but is on his way back to WWE to work backstage after the new year. 

Speaking on a recent edition of his Grilling JR podcast, the WWE Hall of Famer spoke very highly of Regal and his contribution to AEW, saying: 

"He's a valuable asset to AEW, or wherever he may be in any company. It's been a blessing to have him around because he was one of my guys that I really worked hard to salvage a career for back in the day. He's been a very valuable resource. You can't replace guys with that kind of experience, and in Regal's case, also the patience to help these young guys, because he was in the ring every day, you know, at TV, and always had time for the talent and the young green guys. I told someone the other day, 'I hope you guys are paying attention to him'.

"I mentioned MJF. I said, 'You know, the more you can sit under that learning tree of William Regal and talk about the psychology of being a wrestling villain, you should because he's got great psychology'. Again, a very valuable asset to wherever he may be. I don't know what the future holds for him. But, I mean, he's one of those guys that you can't replace easily, or at all. I don't know if you can replace him at all, quite frankly. He's been an amazing boost for us. 

"I think as we speak, he might be in England. He's been a great friend, a loyal guy, honest, hard working, and like I said, the patience to work with some of these young cats is really amazing. It's tough. He's been talked about a lot here and so we'll see where it goes storyline wise as we move forward because I don't have a clue. I like to not know. He should be fine. He'll be good. He's a hell of a guy and has been a very valuable team member of AEW since he arrived"

Ross recently called the promo between Regal and MJF from the October 18 episode of Dynamite one of the 'best' he has ever heard. 


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