Real Reason William Regal Can Quit AEW For WWE

Three-year contract or no three-year contract, here's why William Regal can jump ship to WWE.

William Regal
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William Regal's potential jump from AEW to WWE is enabled by a contract clause.

Bryan Alvarez has reported on Wrestling Observer Live that people within WWE believe that when Regal signed with AEW, he made an agreement that should Paul 'Triple H' Levesque return to power in Stamford, Regal would be able to return. Now, Triple H has returned to power - and Regal may be on his way back to WWE.

Regal has been with AEW since earlier this year, having debuted for the company at March's Revolution 2022 pay-per-view. Although it was recently reported that AEW only signed Regal for a year, this may not be the case, with William seemingly under a three-year deal. Such a Triple H-focused break clause existing would theoretically allow him to end this early.

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On Thursday, Fightful Select reported that talent believe Regal's AEW deal may be up in December, confirming WWE's interest in bringing him back at the same time.

WWE's previous regime released Regal in January, ending a decades-long tenure with the promotion spanning multiple roles. Vince McMahon was forced to resign as Chairman and CEO in disgrace in July, with Nick Khan, Stephanie McMahon, and Levesque rising to power.

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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.