William Regal has spent a year in WWE after leaving AEW and an update has been given on the former NXT GM appearing on television.
It was in late November 2022 when it was revealed that AEW granted William Regal his release so that he could return to WWE. When Regal was released by WWE in 2021, the Vince McMahon regime was still running the show, but at that point in late 2022, Regal’s close friend Paul “Triple H” Levesque took over as the Chief Content Officer.
Part of the reason that Regal returned to WWE is because his son Charlie Dempsey is a regular wrestler on the NXT brand, but also his close friendship with Triple H.
Since returning to WWE, Regal has taken on a backstage role helping the main roster and he has had the job title of Vice President, Global Talent Development. As for appearing on television, part of the deal included a stipulation that prevented Regal from appearing on television for a full year.
Can William Regal Appear On WWE TV?
After retiring as a wrestler in the early 2010s, Regal found a backstage role in WWE on the NXT brand led by Triple H. Regal was also the beloved General Manager of the NXT brand due to his tremendous ability to deliver promos and react with funny facial expressions when needed.
In the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer wrote about how WWE could use Regal on television again soon, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that they will.
“William Regal’s non-compete as far as appearing on television is just about over. At the time Regal left he said that he wasn’t going to be appearing on television. He hasn’t worked for NXT and they have Michaels as an authority figure, who while not as good at the job as Regal, is a far bigger name.”
“They just hired (Nick) Aldis for that role on Smackdown and wouldn’t have done so if they planned to put Regal in that spot. I could see a cameo but as far as a regular TV role, it would have to be as an authority figure or manager.”
In November 2023, William Regal commented on his final match that he had with Claudio Castagnoli aka Cesaro in WWE.
“It’s 10 years today since my final bout against @ClaudioCSRO. I couldn’t of gone out with a better bout against someone I rated extremely highly and cared for. Thank you very much indeed to everyone who made that 30 years run in the ring and charmed life possible. x.”
As for Regal’s son Charlie Dempsey, he challenged for the NXT North American Title on NXT TV earlier in the week and came up short, but he has a very bright future.