On the latest episode of The Gentleman Villain, William Regal spoke about the fallout of his back-and-forth promo from MJF last week on AEW Dynamite, referring to MJF as an entitled human being.
“He seems to think the world revolves around him,” William Regal said. “Entitlement. That’s what it is. It’s entitlement. I’ve got a job to do. And I’ve got hundreds of people who want to not only work here already, but people who want a job here, and that’s every other wrestler in the world at the time was trying to get jobs from all over the world. We had NXT UK, and everybody in the UK was trying to get a job there.
“I’ve got NXT, and I was the only person that was doing that job. It wasn’t until Samoa Joe started working with us, which was just over a year ago, that I started saying, ‘Hey, Joe, can you start on some of the extras that send stuff or anybody from around the world? Can you start taking some of this load off me?’ Because I sit most days, I don’t know, eight to ten hours a day, most of my time is just watching other people’s matches, filmed on a whatever camera so I can try to help because if I don’t, who’s gonna do that for them?
“I don’t think people realize how much I used to put into that job. And obviously, my health went into that job. And it’s paid off for a lot of people. There’s a lot of people who have benefited from me doing that. Those people will tell you before I ever got that job because I was always doing that for extras. How come he is the only person in this entire industry who’s got some gripe against me about that? Perhaps he’s just a prick. Perhaps he’s just an absolute prick. An entitled prick who needs to grow up a bit. And that’s what he needs.
“I don’t care how good he is. He’s 26 if he’s still whining and moaning about that. Good for him. And good for him when he gets in the ring with somebody like Jon Moxley, who’s never acted entitled and who’s grown up very, very hard. Good for him. He’s gonna get battered. Right? Not just physically and whatever happens in wrestling mentally. Jon Moxley right now is ahead of the game on this fella because it’s like, what’s he moaning at?
“I’m gonna tell you this straight. The other day there was Jon Moxley and a couple of us, a couple of the older crew going, ‘How would he have coped years ago? How would he have got through any of that? If just an email sent him off, and he’s getting all wound up?’ No matter how talented he is. If you think that you’re gonna get wrapped up in cotton wool. Tough, right? And he’s got himself into a position now where his main eventing pay-per-views.
“God help him if he had to go through any actual real-life like most independent wrestlers. I don’t care if you get to that spot. That’s why I was saying to him good job. And I meant it. Good job. You’ve managed from 19 to 26. You’re getting incredible paydays. You’re getting all this praise. But really, it’s just nonsense. Because you’ve skipped — you’ve had it as easy as you can possibly have it. In his head, he’s probably got it hard, but what’s he done?”
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