William Regal’s release from WWE is a huge topic of discussion backstage in WWE and on social media.
For those unaware, Regal is one of the most knowledgeable people in the wrestling business and has been credited with bringing in many top talents over the years. Regal was often spotted at indie events and pushed for WWE to sign talents he thought had potential. Some of the names include Edge, Kevin Owens, Sasha Banks, Johnny Gargano, Becky Lynch, and many others. As you’d expect, his release on Wednesday came as a huge shock.
Following the news of his release, Sasha Banks, Johnny Gargano, Edge, Kevin Owens, Mick Foley, Becky Lynch, Cesaro, Cathy Kelley, Eric Young, Lana, Renee Paquette, and others took to Twitter to react.
You can check out some of their tweets below:
I truly can’t overstate this:
There is no chance I would be where I am today without William Regal.
I’m so grateful for his advice and guidance throughout the years.
An absolute example of what I aspire to be when my time as an active performer in the ring is done. https://t.co/HmbltoOwYT
— Kevin (@FightOwensFight) January 6, 2022
There would be no Sasha Banks if it wasn’t for @RealKingRegal thank you for giving me a chance and believing in me. 💙 Forever grateful
— Mercedes Varnado (@SashaBanksWWE) January 6, 2022
.@RealKingRegal is a man I hold the utmost respect for. A dear friend who always, without fail, makes me smile, and what better gift? He also made me a better, tougher performer and pulled me out of my comfort zone and pushed me to new heights. He’s a real man(s) man. pic.twitter.com/WNDdJjJsvE
— Adam (Edge) Copeland (@EdgeRatedR) January 6, 2022
If it wasn't for William Regal a lot of your favorite guys wouldn't be on television. He got so many of us "indie guys" an opportunity. He will never take credit for that, but he deserves his flowers for helping and molding this generation of wrestlers. #ThankYouRegal pic.twitter.com/ib8GFIHHzE
— Johnny Gargano (@JohnnyGargano) January 5, 2022
Eternally grateful that Regal gave me a chance when I was nothing. I owe so much to him. pic.twitter.com/ML4c4KgICa
— The Man (@BeckyLynchWWE) January 6, 2022
Whoever hires @RealKingRegal will be fortunate for doing so.
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) January 6, 2022
At the time, I didn't have a big UK independent name. I was working shows around Morecambe and the holiday camps. Without him I wouldn't be where I am today. There would be no @FSWrestlingUK or this version of the GYV.
He lives and breaths this job.
— James Drake (@JamesDrake_GYT) January 5, 2022
There would be no FTR without William Regal.
— Uncle Dax FTR (@DaxFTR) January 6, 2022
a tweet cannot even begin to express my adoration for William Regal. truly best of the best.
— Cathy Kelley (@catherinekelley) January 6, 2022
William Regal is responsible for so many deserving wrestlers getting their big break.
His passion for this industry, and for teaching the next generation of wrestlers is unmatched.
Very grateful for the opportunities he’s given me
— MA92 (@MandrewsJunior) January 5, 2022
William Regal FN RULES! That’s the tweet!
— Eric Young (@TheEricYoung) January 5, 2022
William regal was always straight up and respectful when he didn’t have to be every time I seen him. #WilliamRegal
— James Storm (@JamesStormBrand) January 6, 2022
William regal is invaluable when it comes to knowledge in professional wrestling.
The key words I keep thinking about are "professional wrestling".
— JONAH (@JONAHISHERE) January 5, 2022
King status pic.twitter.com/R7DaBhIHvi
— Renee Paquette (@ReneePaquette) January 6, 2022
— CJ “Lana” Perry (@TheCJPerry) January 5, 2022
William Regal is an asset to whoever hires him next. I'm shocked.
— Brian Heffron aka The Blue Meanie (@BlueMeanieBWO) January 5, 2022
— Cesaro (@WWECesaro) January 6, 2022