William Regal Discusses WWE Star Who Helped Him Make Most Money

William Regal on the ramp

William Regal has listed a number of WWE stars who helped him making money, but isolated one in particular who he became a top beneficiary from.

Throughout his illustrious career, William Regal has been able to share the ring with the top stars of the last few three decades throughout his time with WCW, WWE and now All Elite Wrestling.

However, in a discussion on his Gentleman Villain podcast William Regal has given some insight into the financial gain he had working with top-level stars, including naming John Cena as the man he did best through working with.

In my opinion, and I’ve been around them all, nobody can say a bad word about John Cena to me, because I’ve been lucky to ride off the coattails of a huge amount of people. Right? I’ve rode on the coattails of all the top people in WCW, but the pay thing was a lot different in WWE. I got paid off the gates.

And I was around Steve Austin, I was lucky enough to be on shows with Steve Austin and The Rock and The Undertaker and all these, you know, Shawn Michaels and Triple H and Stone Cold Steve Austin and all these incredible people. But there’s nobody made me as much money because of the time period that I was wrestling in the WWE as John Cena, because of longevity.

William Regal went on to credit the longevity of John Cena as one of the main reasons everyone around him continued to be successful financially, and even notes that he sometimes “lucked out” working with the multi-time World Champion.

Because, again, a lot of those fellas came and they were huge, incredible, massive stars for a few years, for three or four years. And they’re still huge, massive stars, but they all went in different directions. John stayed the course. And he stayed the course, and I was on every show with him. Nearly every show luckily wherever he moved to, I just lucked out that I was on shows with him.

And he was making my family more money because I was getting it over the long period of time. Does that make sense? People may be more like Steve, got to be on shows selling out with Steve Austin, got to be on shows selling out with Rock. But it was a couple, the last couple of years that they were around. I had, I think it was 10 years or something with John Cena.

John Cena is set to return to WWE on the 27th June 2022 edition of Monday Night Raw, as a celebration to mark the anniversary of his debut for the organisation twenty years ago.

With thanks to Inside The Ropes for the transcription.