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WWE: update on William Regal after second neck surgery

William Regal

WWE NXT GM William Regal underwent a second neck operation Wednesday after results of a CAT scan six weeks ago showed more damage to the back of his neck that needed to be taken care of as soon as possible.

Regal had surgery on four different vertebrae, C-3, C-4, C-5 and C-6, to clean out calcium deposits, performed in Pittsburgh under Dr. Joseph Maroon. The surgery differed from his 2014 fusion surgery that went in the front of the neck.

In an interview with, he noted being glad he got checked because he was feeling better than he had in decades and was expecting to get back into ring, at least when it came to training the NXT talent. Regal said he'll be recovered well enough by December to travel with the NXT crew for the tour of the U.K.  He would not be able to wrestle on that tour, but that was never in the plans to begin with.