William Regal has commented on his release from WWE.
On Twitter, Regal thanked WWE, citing he had worked there for 21 years and credited them for saving his life.
“Thank you to @WWE for a wonderful 21 year run,” he wrote. “You gave a lad who was happy and in wonderland wrestling on a carnival have a charmed life for 21 years. No complaints and please no one waste time replying as I won’t have a bad work said against the company.I will add that @WWE saved my life in 1999 when they didn’t need to, kept my family fed and took me all around the world. You have my gratitude forever. You allowed me to live a charmed life.”
Regal re-signed with the WWE in 2000 following a short run with the company in the late 90s. He held various titles in WWE, including the Intercontinental, European, and multiple Tag Team championship runs. Most recently, he had been working as a scout for NXT and had served as the brand’s General Manager until this fall with the NXT 2.0 rebrand.
Others released as part of this week’s cuts include Road Dogg, Samoa Joe, Scott Armstrong, Hideki Suzuki, Dave Kapoor, Danny Burch, and Timothy Thatcher, among others.