William Regal had a memorable run in WWE, where he was a multi-time champion. He is currently the NXT General Manager, but it seems he almost did not start wrestling in the first place.
Regal spoke to Swerve City Podcast, where he revealed that he also wanted to become a clown. He had to choose between being a clown or a pro wrestler. As fans know, he chose the latter.
“I can’t honestly think of anytime when I didn’t say that’s what I want to do for a living. It was three things. I wanted to be either a wrestler, a clown or a comedian. And that was it. And I’ve always thought that I got to do all three doing this…. I’ve absolutely thrived on doing [comedy] because I was somehow gonna get into that world. Wrestling being number one, but I didn’t know if I had the ability or didn’t know how to do it. But I knew I was gonna try and get into some kind of world.
“[I] knew that real life wasn’t for me. So this wrestling or this comedy or this whatever, I’m gonna figure out a way and get into it.”
It is certain Regal is glad he decided to become a pro wrestler instead of a clown.