Real Reason Icon Wants To Quit AEW

AEW has NOT been the land of sunshine and rainbows for wrestling legend.

MJF William Regal
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William Regal appears to be on his way out of AEW and back to WWE, the company whose previous regime released him back in January - and another potential reason for this has just come to light.

Speaking on Sportskeeda's The Wrestling Outlaws show, former WWE star EC3 has suggested that a maturity issue at managerial level led to Regal feeling instant regret upon signing with AEW:-

“When he went over to AEW, the word was, he said, ‘I immediately regret this decision, there’s very much a maturity issue here within management.'"

A pinch of salt should absolutely be taken here. Nonetheless, Regal does appear to be done with AEW, having been brutally assaulted by MJF on last week's Dynamite, effectively writing him off television.

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Current reporting points towards the Englishman departing Tony Khan's promotion for WWE at the end of the year. It is believed that Regal will return to WWE in a backstage role.

Regal was a WWE employee for over 20 years prior to disgraced former Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon releasing him in January. William is known to enjoy a strong personal and professional relationship with Paul 'Triple H' Levesque, who has ascended in power since McMahon's July resignation, returning to his old Executive Vice President position and becoming WWE's head of creative.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.