William Regal Clarifies Timeline And Reasons For AEW Departure, Thanks AEW

In December, Tony Khan confirmed that William Regal would be departing AEW and head back to WWE. Khan stated at the time that Regal asked AEW to not pick up his contract option at the end of the year.

Khan explained that Regal wanted to go back to WWE to spend time with his son Charlie Dempsey, who wrestles for NXT. Khan gave his timeline of events, saying he was conversing with Regal while his mom was also sick in the hospital. You can find his comments by clicking here.

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Taking to social media on April 22, Regal gave his side of the timeline and events.

Just so anyone who wants to know the truth. I know Tony summed up a few conversations we had with quick answer. FYI, Tony called me at 9 pm on a Sunday night and I discussed my reasons for leaving were time spent where I won’t to be. Then and I only then did he tell me ...

.. where he was and what problems he was having. I told him to get off the phone and take care off his family and he shouldn’t be talking to me know. I also realise he has summed up conversations with brief answers. ……

We eventually talked about me leaving 2 weeks later in Jacksonville. Time and time spent was the reasons for my leaving, no agenda for anything else. I have lived through some serious times in 2018/19 and realize time is all I have…

I had a great time in AEW and are thankful for the time I spent there with many of my close friends and the amazing crew. I just want to make that public so people stop misinterpreting it. It’s sad that people in our job can’t realize….

… that you can be a decent human being without having an agenda or taking advantage. This is the last time I will mention this. Again, I would like to thank AEW for there gracious acceptance of me and for Tony to take me onboard.

And just so you know, there’s a few spelling mistakes in my last tweets but I spent too much time at school daydreaming of being a Pro Wrestler. Aew we’re very kind to me and I enjoyed my time there. I made the most of my time there and NEVER double crossed anyone.

During the NXT Stand & Deliver media call, Shawn Michaels said that Regal was working more with the main roster. Khan, who was hosting the ROH Supercard media call at the same time, said he couldn't speak to what was going on in WWE, but found it "interesting" as his understanding would be that Regal would be more in NXT.

Regal began working with WWE again at the start of 2023.

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