William Regal has been the general manager of NXT since July 2014, but a recent tweet has fans worried that he's on his way out the door. WWE announced on Monday that the former Intercontinental Champion and King of The Ring had a major announcement planned for this week's episode, and when he popped up on Twitter on Wednesday he seemed to hint that he'd be moving on from his role. Regal wrote, "Serving as the General Manager or #WWENXT has been an incredible honor. To see the men and women of this brand over the last couple of months has been inspiring and invigorating. Tonight's major announcement will be yet another step forward for @WWENXT."
Prior to taking over his position, Regal worked as a color commentator and part-time wrestler in Florida Championship Wrestling just before it was rebooted as NXT. He'd make a few in-ring appearances and work in the commentary booth as well for the Black and Gold brand during its early days.
Serving as the General Manager or #WWENXT has been an incredible honor. To see the men and women of this brand over the last couple of months has been inspiring and invigorating.
Tonight’s major announcement will be yet another step forward for @WWENXT.— William Regal (@RealKingRegal) July 22, 2020
Unlike most other authority figures, Regal brought a level of fairness while running NXT. That refreshing change of pace was part of what made him so lovable to fans.
I swear to god, William Regal better not be stepping down as NXT GM, he’s been the best gm in wrestling for years now, here’s to hoping it’s either a takeover announcement or an announcement about a tournament involving the north american championship. 🙏🏻— Jake (@TheWrazzlinKid) July 22, 2020
If William Regal leaves NXT as the GM WHO is gonna yell “WAR GAMES”??? pic.twitter.com/tVkGHecahV— ジョナ (@asukascity) July 22, 2020
William Regal is the perfect GM, only steps in when he has to and even though he's a face he doesn't constantly fuck the heels over. If he steps down and we get a heel GM like we get on the main roster, NXT is gonna become insufferable— 𝓣𝓪𝓲𝓵𝓼 (𝓑𝓛𝓜) (@CelticRiptide) July 22, 2020
Here's what NXT has on the card tonight:
- Dominik Dijakovic vs. Karrion Kross
- Shotzi Blackheart vs. Aliyah
- Dexter Lumis vs. Killian Dain