Bryan Danielson is sad that William Regal left AEW, but happy he got to work with him one more time.
Despite being highly influential backstage, and a huge part of the rise of NXT, Regal was released by WWE in January 2022. However, he wasn’t away from the industry for long.
The British veteran made a surprise appearance at AEW Revolution two months later and wasted little time in uniting Danielson and Jon Moxley. The alliance saw the birth of the Blackpool Combat Club, and the trio quickly added Wheeler Yuta to their ranks.
Despite the group being a major part of AEW television, Regal left the company before the end of the year, returning to WWE.
Regal and Danielson have a close friendship that stretches back a number of years, so the British legend’s departure came as a blow.
Speaking in a new interview with Jeff Adams of Sports Nightly, Danielson opened up about the impact of Regal’s exit, admitting he was sad he moved on. However, he chose to take a positive view of the time they spent working and travelling together.
“Some of the things that have also been really cool and really fun in this period that I’ve been in AEW are some of the surprises. Like William Regal coming to AEW and being part of the Blackpool Combat Club…
There was a time period where I didn’t know if I’d ever see him again and then I got to see him every single week and we got to drive together and we’d come in and we’d show up early and we help train people together and that sort of thing and so when he left, it was sad for me, personally, but I was grateful that I got to spend that time with him, right.”
Bryan Danielson Nearing End Of Full-Time Career
Back in September, Bryan Danielson revealed his full-time career is coming to a close. The American Dragon explained that he’s got a year left before he begins to properly wind down, but there are still things he wants to accomplish.
These goals include clashes with the likes of Darby Allin and Nick Wayne, while he wants to go toe-to-toe with Kenny Omega one more time.
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