AEW Star “Sad” To See William Regal Leave The Company

William Regal

An AEW star has admitted that they were sad to see William Regal leave the promotion and notes that their relationship with Regal stretches back a decade.

William Regal’s time in AEW will officially come to a close at the end of 2022 according to company CEO Tony Khan. Khan noted that Regal had requested that a two-year option to extend his deal was not exercised and he will instead be returning to WWE where he is believed to be taking up an executive position.

Speaking in an interview with Inside The Ropes, Ricky Starks commented on William Regal’s AEW exit and says he’s sad to see him go:

“He’s a great guy, he does care. And I do, I would be remiss to say that I do miss Regal because no one knows, but Regal knew me when I first started back in, like early 2012. Up until this point, I had known of him, kept in contact, always saw him, he has seen my potential, seen my growth. It was great to see him when he showed up at the pay-per-view this past March or whatever.”

“I was sad to see him leave for sure, but you know, that’s just how it goes in his business sadly. But yeah, he was another guy that I would kind of ask and talk to because I just had that relationship built with him already. And then of course I still talked to Cody [Rhodes]. Lone Wolf type situation for me at AEW besides Billy [Gunn], but, you know, I still have people that I can reach out to that are just a phone call away.”

Ricky Starks competed at Dynamite Winter Is Coming when he was unsuccessful in his challenge to become AEW World Champion and the Dynamite Diamond ring holder against MJF.

h/t Inside The Ropes