William Regal has nearly 40 years of experience in professional wrestling, and often has those who want to sit under his learning tree — or at the very least, offer a little guidance along the way.
Take Will Ospreay, who has elevated himself to one of the best professional wrestlers in the world today. Currently signed to New Japan Pro-Wrestling, he has made a name for himself primarily outside of the United States. On occasion though, he’s popped up stateside in companies like Ring of Honor and AEW, where he’s crossed paths with Regal in recent months. With the opportunity to present himself, the former IWGP United States Champion asked Regal for some advice. above “The Distraction Peace Podcast with Scrubbius Pip,” The British legend admits he doesn’t have much to offer her – except for one thing.
“I said there’s only one thing. I said you did that incredible thing there, but you stood away from the camera,” Regal revealed. Ospreay clearly put that new piece of knowledge to good use, because “a few weeks later, everything he did was on camera.” Yet Regal himself doesn’t understand why someone like Osprey would seek his advice in the first place, initially responding to his request for advice by downplaying his presence: “What do you want from me? As good as you are, why do you need to? To ask me?”
But if there’s one thing the English know, it’s talent. But as good as one is in the ring with their move set and athleticism, there are subtle ways to connect with the audience that he would rather not ignore. “There’s a trick to wrestling,” he began. “If you have a great face, make sure people can see it. If you don’t, move on.”
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