Vince McMahon has become a polarizing figure in wrestling over the years, and his recent scandals haven’t done his legacy any favors. However, a number of wrestlers have always defended the wrestling veteran, and William Regal finds himself among them.
William Regal’s AEW departure has caused quite a lot of noise in the wrestling community as of late. Recently, in October an interview with the veteran was unearthed where he revealed that he holds a unique title among both promotions.
During an interview with Inside The Ropes in October this year, Regal recalled how supportive Vince McMahon was throughout his WWE tenure.
“Vince McMahon was very good to me, to the point of – and I will say this because for whatever he’s going through, he’s excellent to me. I had a talent contract as well as an employee contract and it didn’t run out until April (2022) because I played William Regal.” (05:26 onward)
The Gentleman Villain continued, proclaiming that he was the only person to date ever to be paid by both AEW and WWE simultaneously.
“I started for AEW on the 7th of March, I didn’t call anybody else, I just sent a message straight to the boss. ‘Absolutely, you go.’ And still paid me till the end of my talent contract. So I was the only person to ever get paid by both companies at the same time,” Regal said. (05:46 onward)
We wonder if AEW is going to pay any monies to Regal come January the 1st?
Does this change your view of Vince McMahon?