William Regal Confirms He Has Wrestled His Last Match

William Regal may be still able to go but he is now retired from the ring.

William Regal has had a busy couple of months since his release from the WWE. He has signed with AEW, debuting at AEW Revolution and has formed the faction known as The Blackpool Combat Club. He now manages the trio of superstars and even laid out Chris Jericho on last week’s edition of AEW Dynamite.

The last time William Regal stepped into the ring was in 2013, and that is the last time we will see him compete in the ring when asked by Alistair McGeorge of Metro if he’s thought of doing one more match, Regal had only one answer:

“No, never. No, my last official match was against Cesaro. My last few years, I didn’t realise – it’s come out recently, I had a serious neck problem for 20-odd years. It finally caught up with me. All I ever wanted was a 20-year wrestling career when I started – I ended up with a 30-year wrestling career. I couldn’t have asked for any more. If you’re not me and you’re just looking from the outside, ‘Oh he should have been this, he should have been that’ – no. I was very happy with what I achieved. If I’d have never come to America, I had an incredible career. By the time I was 24, I’d been to 19 countries. In 20 to 24, I’d been to all the best places you could go to, wrestling all the best wrestling.”

“I can get in the ring now and wrestle just as good as I ever did. In fact people are like, ‘You wanna stop a bit.’ Training, I can get in there and do that. I still train, do all my squats and push-ups that I never thought I’d be able to do. But I look like a 54 year old. I don’t want the memories of me – I can still wrestle just as good as I used to. In fact, better because I’ve got full circulation now after god knows how many years. I wrestled my son for an hour before Christmas in the PC in Orlando. I can wrestle. I’d rather that match with Cesaro be my final thing. ‘Elvis has left the building.’ That’s why Colonel Tom Parker never let Elvis do an encore. Don’t ruin it for myself. That was as good as a match as it could ever be for me to finish my career, and 30 years in, it’s somebody else’s turn now. Why ruin it?”

William Regal to Metro

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