William Regal remembers his time teaming with “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton.
Sadly, the wrestling world lost another one of its legendary performers when "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton passed away on Thursday, August 5, 2021. Although Eaton will always be primarily known for his time as a member of The Midnight Express, one of his last major runs in WCW came alongside William Regal as a member of The Blue Bloods in 1995.
Much like many of those that crossed paths with Bobby, William Regal, who was known as Steven Regal in his time in WCW, has nothing but positive memories of his time with Bobby and he reflected on the run that he and Bobby had together in a new interview with Sports Illustrated.
"Before I teamed with Bobby, he’d spent a lot of time working with me and Triple H, harnessing our skills as a tag team over a six-week period. Then I had the chance to work with Bobby, so it was the best thing possible for me to learn.
“When I started teaming with Bobby, immediately, we clicked. Everything we did, in the ring and out of it, I learned so much. As a travel partner, he was a complete and utter joy to be around. It was incredible for me. I got to learn tag wrestling from Bobby Eaton.”
Regal continued, “Bobby brought such incredible precision to everything he did. So much so, it would take me out of the moment. I’d be standing there with my mouth open, and I’d ask myself, ‘How does he do that?’ Then I’d remind myself to get back in character and go. He had an old-school skill, and we never planned anything out. His timing was precise, and in the ring, he was in total control. I was so in awe of him. He was incredible to watch. His work will never go out of style. It will never run its course. If you put those matches on today, it will still draw a reaction. Bobby’s tag matches are timeless.”
Many other members of the wrestling world shared their memories of Bobby Eaton on social media following his passing. You can see some of their tributes at this link.