As one of the best wrestlers to never be world champion, William Regal in NXT was a perfect fit.
The English travelled the world in his quest to become a professional wrestler and honed his craft so well that he earned a shot in the United States with WWE and WCW.
Drug issues plagued his time with the company although he did still manage a number of honours including winning the Intercontinental Championship and the King of the Ring during his time in WWE.
He is one of the best British wrestlers of all time and helped train the young stars of tomorrow as one of the head trainers in NXT.
William Regal was a chief scout in NXT and also helped train the up and coming wrestlers in WWE. A number of stars spoke out about his firing in 2022 and gave thanks to his teachings, which he is now giving out in AEW which he was signed for in February 2022.
Before he signed for AEW, William Regal spotted a number of AEW stars on the indies before they were famous. William Regal wanted to sign these wrestlers for NXT but was shot down by the higher ups. His instincts proved correct as they all become great talents in AEW.
But in NXT, William Regal wanted to sign which AEW stars?
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Alex McCarthy of TalkSport claimed on Twitter that he was informed by William Regal that he wanted to sign three now-AEW stars to the NXT roster during his time with WWE.
William Regal was one of the head coaches in NXT as well as NXT’s chief scout. He would regularly attend indie
McCarthy Tweeted “William Regal told me he was planning to sign Daniel Garcia, Ricky Starks and Wheeler Yuta to NXT before WWE “changed directive”.
WWE will be kicking themselves over missing out on three of AEW’s top young stars. William Regal in NXT had a great eye for talent, spotting the wrestlers before they broke out on the big stage in AEW.
In particular Wheeler Yuta, who was turned down by NXT after a try out, has impressed the wrestling world. He is part of the Blackpool Combat Club with Bryan Danielson, Jon Moxley and William Regal and will see it as a sign of good luck that he was turned down by William Regal’s NXT.
Ricky Starks and Daniel Garcia have also impressed in AEW. Garcia is teaming with the legendary Chris Jericho as part of the Jericho Appreciation Society whilst Starks currently holds the FTW Championship and is part of the villainous stable Team Taz.
Both those stars will be in action for AEW Double or Nothing 2022. Wheeler Yuta is the notable absence, but not without good reason.
There is no doubt he would be on the card had he not been entered in the NJPW tournament Best of the Super Juniors. He has been handpicked as one of the top Junior Heavyweights in the world and is competing against the best of the best in one of the most exciting tournaments in modern wrestling.
As soon as Yuta returns, he will join up with fellow BCC members and will learn more from William Regal in the ring than he ever could inside the NXT performance centre.
William Regal in NXT had an eye for talent but his real strength has been teaching talent in the ring, one slap at a time.
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