Since dynamite last week, speculation has circulated about the status of William Regal. Our previous update said that Regal would remain with AEW for the foreseeable after signing a 3 year contract as reported by Dave Meltzer of wrestling observer. However, Meltzer, on wrestling observer radio gave us more information on Regal’s status:
“William Regal when he signed, which was only in April or May, said that he signed for three years. Now, something is going on but I’m not sure of all of the details. Actually I’ve been told a lot of stuff but most of it was off the record.
But the basic gist of the situation is I don’t know what he’s doing as far as if he’s going (to WWE), if he’s staying (with AEW). But I do know that it is something that has been talked about, so either, there’s something in the contract… because a three-year deal, Tony Khan has not let anyone out early so far. That doesn’t mean he never will, but I don’t know what the situation is. But there were people who were talking about how there’s stuff being talked about, but I don’t know exactly what it is – I don’t know if he’s staying, I don’t know if he’s going. The rumours have been out, even before Wednesday’s show. The thing on Wednesday’s show was just an angle, but there had been talk of that from very early on.
So the fact that he said he was signed for three years, that doesn’t mean I’m saying… because some people are like, ‘Oh that means he’s for sure not leaving and there’s no story here’ – there’s something going on.
But there’s no guarantee he’s leaving, there’s no guarantee he’s staying, there’s no guarantee he’s not staying. As far as how this all works, as far as the contract situation, with Tony and everything like that, I’m not aware of that. But I do know that there’s… it’s something that’s in play. But he said his contract is three years, so in theory, that would tell you that he couldn’t do anything until April 2025. So that’s basically what I know, – what I can say, put it that way.”
– Dave Meltzer
Seems as if things are a bit up in the air and anything could happen with regards to Regal, however Tony Khan is not one to let talent out of their contract early, so we can only wait and see.
Author: Alex Bakothanasis
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