William Regal was interviewed for Metro.UK. He was asked if there was anyone he was particularly proud of. He answered with Sasha Banks, Bayley, and Becky Lynch. You can read his answer below:
“I don’t really like singling anyone out, but Sasha Banks. I’ve known her since she was 18, and the previous people that were doing what I’m doing now wouldn’t even give her the time of day.
When I was asked by Triple H to be part of that team, of which there is nobody still here who was in the team at the time, I kept asking to bring her in, to which people replied ‘oh no, there is nothing in her, she’s useless.’
Sasha was the first person I went to bat for, and her development is a great thing to see.
Bayley in a way also because I had the idea for the character but I didn’t have anyone to fill the role.
I saw there was an open market because everything was pushed towards young boys, but we had nothing for young girls. That was a role that could be filled, and finding Bayley helped.
That was one of the first tryouts we did in LA. Seeing her and going ‘she’s the perfect person for that role’.
It’s not an act with her, it’s real. We just had to make it right. She created the character along with Dusty Rhodes, but I had the idea for her.
I always told her to be herself, and sell the way she looked, and that was the role.
Becky Lynch too, she’s just magic. She came to the trial we did in Birmingham years ago, and she hadn’t been in the ring for a long time.
Robby Brookside got in touch with me and said she was interested in coming back, so I told her to come to the tryout. Within five minutes we knew she was magic.
With those three it made me realize not to second guess myself sometimes. For whatever reason, more often than not, I can spot something in someone”
You can read the full interview here.