Through an interview, William Regal revealed that he underwent a second neck surgery this month. The former European Champion stated that it was a laminectomy, where doctors went in and cleared out the calcium deposits in his vertabrae. Regal stated that he needs a little bit more time to heal, so that he can head back into the ring. The belief is that Regal is going to start working out with the developmental wrestlers in NXT.
October 29, 2015
Since the company generally prefers to own the name of their performers, WWE has assigned a new name to Kana now that she has been signed to a developmental contract with NXT. She will now be known as Asuka. The star from Japan will appear during an in ring segment with William Regal, where she will be introduced to fans in the United States. No word yet on what gimmick she will be using.
September 10, 2015
Some great news coming out of the Takeover event in Brooklyn tonight. William Regal announced that WWE will be honoring Dusty Rhodes by doing a memorial tournament. It is supposed to start in two weeks and might be exclusive to NXT. Knowing the type of writer that Rhodes used to be, there is a very good chance that singles performers will join up and form a tag team for the sole purpose of competing in the tournament.
August 22, 2015
There was an independent wrestling show that took place in Reseda over the weekend, and WWE was there in full force to scout the performers. Seth Rollins and William Regal surprised the PWG audience and monitored the action in the ring. Canyon Ceman, who is the Senior Director of Talent Development, was also in attendance as well.
July 25, 2015
When the announcement was made that Jushin Liger was going to be working a live event in Brooklyn for NXT, some speculations were made that there was a lot more to the story since the masked legend works for New Japan. William Regal took to social media to explain to the internet wrestling community that it was simply a matter of him calling someone that he has known for three decades for a favor.
July 18, 2015