William Regal has received rave reviews for his work as General Manager in NXT. Unlike many authority figures in wrestling, Regal is typically used to only make match announcements or deliver news to superstars instead of partaking in an actual storyline.
Speaking to Gary Cassidy of Sportskeeda, Regal discussed how he's successfully pulled off the GM role.
"For me, it's not really a role because it's what I do - which makes it very different than whenever I've done this role before. Although it's not exactly what I do, it is in a lot of ways, if that makes any sense. It's the first time that has probably been... When I played that role anyway, where I am actually a big part of that and, fortunately for me that I am. The way NXT has been from day one when I was asked to do it, 'Don't put me on camera. I do not need to be on camera unless it's absolutely necessary. This isn't about me, it's about the talent,' and everyone that works in NXT, that's what we think. It's about the talent but you do need the odd person. I might not be the most whatever in the world but I've built credibility with the audience that means something. So, I can sort of have that thing about me and I always wear a nice suit as well, which is important," he said. "If it's done right, it is very valuable. I've done it a lot. I think it's always worked when I've done it. And there was times and I've seen it, it's been okay, and times it's not. It's a long answer but - if it's used right, it can work."
Regal worked as the Raw General Manager in 2007. He retired from the ring in 2013 before becoming the NXT GM in 2014.