William Regal Recalls A Torn Bicep Derailing A Planned Feud With Kurt Angle In 2001

William Regal details an injury derailing a planned program with Kurt Angle.

Kurt Angle and William Regal are two of the best pure wrestlers to ever compete in WWE. However, they never had an extended angle that would lead to a pay-per-view match. They did work together in one singles match in late 2001. During this time, William Regal had cost Kurt Angle the WWE Championship in a match with Stone Cold Steve Austin.

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Unfortunately, William Regal would suffer a torn bicep that would prevent an extended program from occurring.

William Regal, while on Talk is Jericho, spoke about never getting to work with Kurt Angle in a proper program.

"I knew that my neck wasn't right, not long before that, I tore my pec in my other bicep, which I never got fixed," said Regal. "I had one torn bicep from 2001...it was two weeks after 9/11. It was the only time I wrestled a singles match with Kurt Angle. We were supposed to go into a program together and it was the first match we did. I did the thing outside the ring where I would grab somebody by the trunks and neck and throw them against the bottom rope so they'd spring towards me and I'd nail them. As I did that, the right bicep just went 'ping.' I got through that match and that gave me two or three weeks off, but I wouldn't get it fixed. Kurt had moved on."

Talking about a time later in his career when he would suffer a torn bicep, he recalled a battle royal, where a rare clothesline to both Legacy members, Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase, led to an injury.

"We got back from Europe at some point, I was on Raw in a battle royal and it was Cody Rhodes and Ted Dibiase. I had to knock them both out. I never clotheslined people, but I clotheslined both of them out and felt my left pec and left bicep rip," Regal said.

Elsewhere in the interview, Regal talked about the dire health issues he faced throughout his career. Read more here.

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