Walking a Golden Mile

By William Regal, Neil Chandler

The bare-fisted brawler from Blackpool, England tells his tale of fortune and fumbling at the highway to the WWE's better ranks.

Since becoming a member of the WWE in 2000 as a goodwill ambassador from nice Britain, William Regal has tested himself as an up-and-coming big name. He took the wrestling international through typhoon defeating a number of the WWE's most sensible wrestlers to win either the ecu and Intercontinental championships--although he's most likely most sensible recognized for purchasing again in WWE owner's Vince McMahon's reliable graces by way of kissing his bare bottom on nationwide tv. whereas lovers should still giggle at Regal's humiliation, his in-ring good fortune isn't any guffawing matter.

In this no-holds-barred examine his lifestyles, Regal for the 1st time talks approximately how he has dragged himself out of a lifetime of poverty and adversity in the street of Blackpool, England and battled his personal inner-demons to arrive the head of the WWE's roster. He additionally discusses how he has conquer his fresh life-threatening clinical to come to triumphantly to the WWE.

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A few have been with Benoit and Dean Malenko. there has been one ahead of Christmas with Psicosis, a high-flying lucha libre man from Pensecola, Florida, which I have in mind as being remarkable. I had numerous memorable fits with him and Rey Mysterio. They have been clever lads and among us we labored out tips on how to combine their high-flying strikes with what I did. They weren’t one-dimensional either—they knew the best way to strive against. I clicked with Psicosis—he didn’t communicate a lot English so we by no means used to put something out previously. We’d simply cross in and wrestle—and it will regularly paintings.

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Not more messing approximately. I understood, I instructed them. no matter what they sought after me to do, I’d do it. I simply sought after the chance to end up i used to be stable to head. once more notwithstanding, I had the matter of WCW’s four-month no-compete clause. I knew it wouldn’t rise up in Georgia yet I didn’t are looking to need to visit court—the corporation had positioned themselves out to variety it as soon as sooner than, in spite of everything. yet JJ Dillon was once more than enough to claim he knew I hadn’t performed whatever unsuitable and despatched me a letter clearing me to paintings for whomever i wanted.

We’d do one other exhibit there at the Tuesday afternoon and double up back with a force to Croydon or Eastbourne. On Tuesday evening we’d force to Minehead in Somerset, a hell of a force which might get us there at 3, 4 or 5 within the morning. subsequent morning we’d get the hoop up at 11, strive against at 1 p. m. , drop the hoop, force again to do one other express at the south coast earlier than we’d force to Selsey to prepare for a express on a caravan park at the Thursday afternoon. There can be one other convey there on Thursday evening or if no longer we'd force to Pwlhelli in north Wales.

I needed to come, i used to be told—but I couldn’t. i used to be a shame. at the final day every person had fits and mine was once with Rhyno. in some way I twisted my ankle a little bit. It wasn’t too severe however it left the ankle susceptible and free and that i needed to hobble to the dressing room. I went again domestic. via now i used to be a whole hermit who did not anything yet take a seat in his bed room and drink Renutrient. i used to be out of my head on all of it the time, to such an volume that Chris and that i have been residing separate lives. Out of my head, I staggered into the rest room.

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