William Regal has been a weird case in the world of wrestling over the past 12 months.
Last January, Regal was released from WWE during WWE’s then-ongoing revamping of the NXT brand.
Regal then arrived in AEW at the Revolution pay-per-view, separating a fight between Bryan Danielson and Jon Moxley and forming the Blackpool Combat Club.
Regal was then written off AEW television following his betrayal of Jon Moxley at AEW Full Gear, helping MJF win the AEW World Championship and teach one last lesson to the Blackpool Combat Club.
MJF laid William Regal out with brass knuckles during his first promo as champion, which served as a write off for Regal, and he returned to WWE at the start of 2023.
Regal will not be able to appear on-screen for WWE in 2023, though that doesn’t seem to bother Regal too much.
“I’m doing nothing else about anything or wrestling or anything for at least a year and I’m happy with that. I’m quite happy being in the background.”
“I’m quite happy not being in the limelight, and I have been for many years. I had my time.”
Regal’s new role as Vice President of Global Talent Development requires him to be backstage at Raw and SmackDown every week.