William Regal Reveals His Original Plans For AEW Run Never Transpired
William Regal has commented on his AEW run
William Regal’s AEW run may have been brief, but on screen it was monumental, bringing together the Blackpool Combat Club, and facilitating MJF’s AEW World Championship win over Jon Moxley at Full Gear 2022.
In an appearance on Scroobius Pip’s Distraction Pieces podcast recorded before his official WWE return this month, Regal revealed that his original plans in AEW never transpired:
"If you're into the wrestling, it was a bit convoluted and finished off the way it finished off where I've been in AEW, but I'm back with the WWE by the time you hear this,” said Regal. “I've had people asking me to do things. There is a lot that happened this year and a lot of things that made me go, 'I'm quite happy being not in the limelight.' I have been for many years. I had my time and I had a nice little gig with NXT for a long time where I just showed up occasionally, and then in the pandemic, I was used a lot more because we had to go into survival mode and there were certain characters and it changed things a little bit. I said, 'Don't use me as much, if you don't mind, it should be about the talent, not about me.’
“This (interview) will be the last thing I'm doing. Unless WWE asks me to do something as myself, I'm doing nothing else about anything or wrestling for at least a year. I'm happy with that. That was one of the things, in the last months of AEW, it was getting far too much about me. It should have been about the talent I was with, not about me. I'm quite happy being in the background. All it is is grief. I've had my run. I couldn't have had a better last few months as far as TV and doing that, but I didn't go there with that intention. The intention was to do something different, and it started off the way it did, but I didn't expect it to end up being this thing that it was for the last seven months where I just became talent. I went there with a different plan because I was asked to go there to help out in a different capacity, and that never transpired. Okay, I'm done.”