• “I would have died in 1999” – William Regal Reveals How Vince McMahon & WWF Saved His Life
During an episode of his Gentleman Villain podcast, Old School WWF Veteran William Regal talked about his relationship with Vince McMahon and his recent release from WWE.
Below is what Regal said:
“People would think I would have all kinds of stuff, but I don’t. There’s going to be people who don’t like my answer right now. I have nothing but a great relationship. Doesn’t matter what’s happened recently.
I’ve always known he’s my boss, so I’ve never got too friendly with him because I knew, and which had happened, and it still doesn’t change my view of him, that one day, he may want to fire me.
I’ve had an incredible, always polite, great, working relationship with him. I’ve been very easy to work with as far as not bothering like, ‘What do you want? Yes, thank you’, and I went on. That was my attitude by the time I got to the WWE. I was very happy.
As far as being a top star, a lot of people say things about me, ‘You should have been this or should have been that.’ I was very happy because I’d nearly lost my family because of my stupidity in 1997 and 1998.
I was very happy working 160-180 days a year, going on, and spending time at home with my children and my wife and not being away all the time because I’ve known a lot of my friends who have ended up very rich and very miserable, or losing all the families, and in many cases died, and I didn’t want that.
We did a lot of on-screen stuff together and we always had a laugh. I was the least of his problems. Just turn up, be professional, and do my job. ‘What do you need, boss?’ ‘Yep.’ ‘Can you put him over?’ ‘Yep.’ ‘Can you work with him?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘Can you get this character over for me?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘Thank you.’
But with Mr. McMahon, he was my boss. We can have a laugh and a joke now, and then there’s a day, and it’s happened recently, it’s time to go. There’s no hard feelings there because that’s business and there will never be any hard feelings and I’ll always have loyalty.
I would have died in 1999, so I owe my life. When I had my neck surgery, he might not have even known, but it was his company that paid for me to get the best surgeon, the only surgeon in the world, who could do the surgery that I needed.”
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• Old School Wrestling Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Today would have been the 60th birthday of Old School NWA/WCW Veteran Brad Armstrong (Real name: Robert James).
Brad was the son of WWE Hall of Famer “Bullet” Bob Armstrong and the brother of fellow Old School Wrestling Veterans Scott Armstrong, Steve Armstrong & “The Road Dogg” Jesse James (Brian Armstrong).
He spent the majority of his professional wrestling career in NWA Territories such as Georgia Championship Wrestling & Jim Crockett Promotions, and then wrestled for World Championship Wrestling from the time Ted Turner bought the company in late 1988 until he left in 2000.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
June 15, 1962 – November 1, 2012