William Regal Latest: AEW Future In Question, WWE Return In Play?

Big update on William Regal's wrestling future with AEW and WWE rumours swirling.

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William Regal might be contracted to AEW for the next three years, though his professional wrestling future is still up in the air.

That WWE had discussed the prospect of bringing Regal back to the company was reported earlier in the week. Dave Meltzer stated at the time that he had heard the Englishman only signed a one-year deal with AEW in March, though he later corrected this, noting that Regal himself had claimed a three-year contract.

But this doesn't mean the tug-of-war for William's services is over. On Wrestling Observer Radio, Meltzer noted that although details are sparse, "something is going on." Whether or not Regal is staying with AEW or departing is up in the air, though both possibilities have been discussed.


Regarding the 54-year-old's contract, "something is in play." Meltzer speculated that there may be something in Regal's terms giving him an early out. Departing AEW for WWE would require some form of release, which AEW founder Tony Khan has been reluctant to grand since the company's inception, particularly in recent times.

Released by WWE in January 2022, Regal worked for the company in various functions across 20-plus years, both on-camera and off.

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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.