William Regal On His Friendship With Triple H, Talks Who Fans Should Look Out For In NXT & More


One of the men who oversee the brand we know as NXT, GM William Regal recently spoke Metro about his friendship with fellow overseer of NXT, Triple H, the talent in NXT & much more.

Here are the highlights:

Regal’s Friendship With Triple H & How Did They Become Close:

“We have a very odd friendship in the fact that I probably speak to him less than anyone in the company. He trusts me with what he needs to trust me with, he can literally look at me from across the room and we know that have the same kind of mindset.”

“He came to WCW and we were put together as a team. When I was younger wrestling in England, I used to go to a lot of countries on my own a lot of time. There was a four year period where I was constantly traveling the world. I always remembered the guys who would look after me and the ones that didn’t when you get there. So I’ve always made it a point to try and help anybody that’s new, to try and make them feel settled in because people did that for me. Without that, I would never have gotten to where I got to.”

“I’ve been lucky that a lot of good people always looked after me because I was polite or whatever and they showed me around and let me figure out how the specifics of the company worked. I do that with anybody and I did that with him. He came to WCW and he hadn’t been wrestling long. He was only a year younger than me, but I’d been around for ten years at that time, with the last six of those pretty intensive. Straight away I asked him if he needed any help and I’d bring him over to my apartment, my wife would cook for him and we’d help him out.”

Who Should Fans Keep An Eye Out For In NXT:

“I know people have been seeing Drew McIntyre for the last few years in the UK and now you get to see him in NXT with the new way he’s going to get presented. The experience that he has got over the last three years and the confidence he has gained means he’s like a whole new person with how good he is. Bobby Roode is a star, he’s great for the brand, while Aleister Black is somebody who if you’ve never seen him, you’ve got to see him.”

“It’s hard to explain, he just has a presence. Some people are great wrestlers and some people just have a presence about them and he’s got both. To get to see Roderick Strong and Kassius Ohno as well, they’re exceptionally good pros and they’re going to have excellent matches. The best of the best keep being brought here, and NXT has its own rawness and special quality to it.”

The Rookies Who We Don’t See Much Of On WWE TV:

“With NXT there are always going to be a few people who are still developing because that’s what NXT is, but that’s really exciting because you get to see them thrown into the deep end. Some of these people who are used to doing the smaller shows in Florida are getting a chance on this tour. I’m not lying in any way, British fans are the best in the world, they’re going to chant, they’re going to scream and the talent are going to find out if they’re ready or not for this.”

“And that’s great because if they’re not, don’t take it as a bad thing, let’s go back to the drawing board if it didn’t work. But it will work, because we’ll make it work.”

What Regal Thinks The Future Of NXT Looks Like:

“The last few TV recordings we were at, like I say I don’t say much to Triple H, but we looked over at each other and we just said that ‘everything is starting again now.’”


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