Claudio Castagnoli: I Will Never Say Goodbye To William Regal, He's BCC For Life And So Am I

Claudio Castagnoli reacts to William Regal bidding farewell to the Blackpool Combat Club.

On Wednesday's AEW Dynamite, Regal addressed the Blackpool Combat Club (Jon Moxley, Claudio Castagnoli, Bryan Danielson, & Wheeler Yuta), saying he was teaching them one more lesson when he helped MJF win the AEW World Title from Moxley. He then bid them farewell as he was taken out by MJF, who hit him in the back of the head with brass knuckles on the November 30 episode of AEW Dynamite.

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Regal is set to depart AEW at the end of the year to rejoin WWE where he'll be with his son Charlie Dempsey and serve as a coach, but not a television performer, for the company.

Appearing on Busted Open Radio, Claudio was asked about Regal's departure.

"I will never say goodbye to William Regal because I know I can always see him or talk to him at any point. His Lordship, as we call him in the Blackpool Combat Club, he's one of the smartest men in professional wrestling and that's why he left the way he did, to give us that last lesson, that extra edge, that little bit more. It's what you need sometimes to succeed and I really appreciate that because I was kind of conflicted going into the match after Full Gear. 'Why can't I beat Chris Jericho when the title is on the line?' After the message on Wednesday, my confidence went up again. That's what a mentor like William Regal does. He takes one for the team, literally, to make his team better. To me, he's always around. I ended the man's career, that puts you on a different respect level and a different level all together with him. The bond we have, he's BCC for life and so am I," said Claudio.

Claudio then joked that he won't be BCC for life if he loses to Chris Jericho at ROH Final Battle. If Claudio loses, he would have to join the Jericho Appreciation Society.

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