The Longtime Wrestler And Administrator Was Let Go Wednesday
William Regal has commented on his release from WWE, taking to Twitter to express his gratitude for his two decade tenure with the organization.
Regal wrote, “Thank you to @WWE for a wonderful 21 year run. You gave a lad who was happy and in wonderland wrestling on a carnival have a charmed life for 21 years. No complaints and please no one waste time replying as I won’t have a bad work said against the company. I will add that @WWE saved my life in 1999 when they didn’t need to, kept my family fed and took me all around the world. You have my gratitude forever. You allowed me to live a charmed life.”
After a brief stint in 1998, Regal re-signed with WWE in 2000. A former Intercontinental, European, and Tag Team champion, Regal was perhaps more memorable as an on-screen administrator, whether he was commissioner of Raw in the Attitude Era, or the GM of NXT over these preceding years.
At the time of his release on Wednesday, Regal had been working as a scout for WWE developmental. Along with Regal, several other NXT principals were let go, including Road Dogg, Samoa Joe, and others.