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WWF Legend Claims King Of The Ring Gimmick Almost Cost Him His Family

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• WWF Legend Claims King Of The Ring Gimmick Almost Cost Him His Family

On a recent episode of his brand new weekly ‘Gentlemen Villain’ podcast, Old School WCW/WWF Legend ‘Sir’ William Regal revealed how his own plans for his ‘King of the Ring’ gimmick almost ended up costing him his family.

Regal became King of the Ring on the April 21, 2008 episode of WWE Monday Night RAW, after defeating CM Punk in the finals.

Here’s what Regal said on his podcast:

“I was taking this to a completely different realm of where I wanted to go with being a dark character. And I really hadn’t figured out how far yet, and then this thing came along [with] the King of the Ring, but I was acting this sort of very deep, dark character.

And at the time, I was studying a lot of the world’s dictators and I was bringing that, the last few weeks and I was doing that stuff, the King of the Ring stuff, I was sitting at home and I’m not, again, paying attention to my family as much. Because I’m thinking too much of this job.

But once I was out of it, I thought I’m glad I’m out because [if] I didn’t, until I’m out of it, when I was a week later in Orlando just on holiday thinking I’ve got 7 weeks off, the initial few days was not happy because I’m taken out of this biggest role I’ve ever been given.

But then realizing that could have been the thing that could have lost me my family because I could have…okay, I’ve heard people say I could have been World Champion.

I’ve heard people say that they were going to go, nobody told me anything. I was just going week by week and doing it, but I was creating this dark character.”

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (June 19, 1999) – WWF Shotgun Saturday Night

On this day in 1999, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Shotgun Saturday Night ‘.

It was pre-taped at the FleetCenter in Boston, Massachusetts and featured mid-card matches & highlight videos on the road to the ‘WWF King of the Ring 1999’ PPV.

This episode was hosted by Vince McMahon & Jim Ross.

Here’s the card:

The Big Boss Man vs. The Blue Meanie

Test vs. Prince Albert

Road Dogg vs. Meat

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