WWE made a handful of releases on Wednesday, but none were more surprising than William Regal, who has been with the company as a wrestler from 2000 to 2013 and then taking the role as the NXT general manager and talent scout.
Regal helped coach many names in NXT and WWE, including Liv Morgan, who is currently one of the top female stars on WWE Raw.
Speaking to Robbie Fox on My Mom's Basement, Morgan reflected on her time with Regal in WWE.
"William Regal, he is such an intense man, but so sweet. He would just sit in promo class and tell us stories and watch our promos and be so honest. It was so refreshing. A lot of people when they give feedback would beat around the bush and try to put things in a way where it sounds nice. Sometimes, you need to be told like, 'it's not good. That's not it.' He would take what you do and make you find an emotion or an intent behind it and give so many tips and tricks of things that he's learned along the way," she said.
Morgan continued by recalling a specific time where Regal was in the ring and teaching tackles.
"One day, we were learning how to take tackles and feed for tackles," she recalled. "Here we are drilling it and running it. He hates when you watch someone give you a tackle, like they come off the ropes and you see them. He spent so long how to shoot someone, use the momentum, pop up, take the tackle. He was bumping and bumping and bumping. He was not scared to bump. He would take backdrops, tackles, just to show us. The intent of why we do these things and why it makes sense. He was so hands on and so great. He will be missed. They don't make them like William Regal."
Along with Regal, WWE released Road Dogg, Gabe Sapolsky, Ryan Katz, and more.
Liv challenged for the WWE Raw Women's Championship against Becky Lynch at WWE Day 1, but was once again unsuccessful in trying to capture the gold.
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