William Regal Was "On Board" With The WWE NXT 2.0 Revamp
Regal was enthused by the changes made to NXT late last year
Former WWE scout, coach and producer (and ex-NXT General Manager) William Regal has said that he was 'on board' with the changes made to the company's third brand last year.
WWE began focusing less on signing independent wrestlers and more on recruiting athletes from other arenas in the summer and autumn of last year, not long before Regal was released (on January 5 of this year).
On a recent edition of The Sessions with Renee Paquette, the Gentleman Villain spoke about how he was receptive to the changes:
"Last summer, when we wanted to revamp, I'm like, 'Great'. When I heard what Mr. McMahon wanted, I was all for that".
"I was all for the change, but I also get that if you're trying to make a complete change, you might not think that... I don't think anybody knew, but I was very open to the fact that I wanted to be a big part of that, and I was because I was very hands on with the Creed Brothers and Bron Breakker. I had an incredible run on the main roster and I had 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 was nonetheless critical of some of the Performance Center recruits, claiming that they did not want to put the work in and didn't take advantage of the resources available to them.