Vince McMahon recently retired from the WWE after multiple sex scandals left him with little option. He was succeeded by Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, who took on the roles of head of creative and CEO, respectively. William Regal has been speaking about his relation with Triple H and his vision for the future of WWE.
On the debut episode of his Gentleman Villain podcast, William Regal spoke about Triple H, NXT and the booking philosophy of The Game. The former King of the Ring winner revealed how he spoke to Triple H about his vision for wrestling and how he wanted to booking NXT, and the game revealed that he wanted “all kinds of things” and that wrestling show be a variety show and not stuck in one box.
On his podcast, William Regal on Triple H said;
“I asked Triple H, what’s your vision on this? He said, you know when you watch one of those great shows like Boardwalk Empire or Sopranos, or all these incredible dramas, you can have a bit of everything in that. You can have really serious stuff, a bit of funny stuff, you can have incredibly well-done stuff. That’s the vision of what I want this to be because wrestling can be all kinds of things. He said, if you watch any of those shows, you never see anyone from the biggest to the smallest role look out of place. That’s what was going through my mind when looking for talent,”
With Triple H now in charge of the WWE creative side after the retirement of Vince McMahon, he now has a chance to enact his vision on the big stage. WWE showed rapid improvements straight away under The Games stewardship and has become one of the hottest wrestling promotions around.
William Regal and Triple H will not be working together any time soon again, however. Regal signed for AEW after being released by WWE in early 2021. He likely has nearly his whole 3 year contract left then and only in 2025 would he be able to return to WWE to work with his former partner again.
Triple H has yet to respond to William Regal’s comments and is unlikely to make an appearance on his podcast. Neither men will wrestle again either, with Triple H retiring earlier this year due to heart problems and a cardiac arrest which almost killed the 14 time champion.
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