The releases of WWE continue into 2022 and this time it was a number of coaches in NXT and the WWE Performance Center. Out of the several names released, former General Manager of NXT William Regal had the biggest reaction. Newly hired, Cathy Corino, known by the in-ring name Allison Danger, was another release that had many people talking.
Regal has helped many, many talents that have come through NXT. One, in particular, Liv Morgan spoke on how Regal helped her during her time in NXT. She spoke in an interview with My Mom’s Basement with Robbie Fox and had the following to say –
“William Regal, he is such an intense man, but so sweet. He would just sit in promo class and tell us stories and watch our promos and be so honest. It was so refreshing. A lot of people when they give feedback would beat around the bush and try to put things in a way where it sounds nice. Sometimes, you need to be told like, ‘it’s not good. That’s not it.’ He would take what you do and make you find an emotion or an intent behind it and give so many tips and tricks of things that he’s learned along the way.”
Morgan continues on the impact Regal had on her,
“One day, we were learning how to take tackles and feed for tackles,” she recalled. “Here we are drilling it and running it. He hates when you watch someone give you a tackle, like they come off the ropes and you see them. He spent so long how to shoot someone, use the momentum, pop up, take the tackle. He was bumping and bumping and bumping. He was not scared to bump. He would take backdrops, tackles, just to show us. The intent of why we do these things and why it makes sense. He was so hands on and so great. He will be missed. They don’t make them like William Regal.”
The release of William Regal had many take to social media. All talent from women to men and all different promotions shared their experiences of him. You can read through some of the tweets below.
Cathy Corino was also released after her short time with the company. The buzz of Corino being brought in as a coach started in October. She was present during recent tryouts and in her short time with WWE she influenced many. Retiring from in-ring work in 2013, Corino has over 20 years of experience in the wrestling industry.
Corino is the co-founder of the SHIMMER promotion.
Many NXT talent that Corino has helped shared their sentiments to her on social media. Corino gave a response to her release as well.
Diva Dirt wishes the best for Allison Danger and William Regal and hopes they continue to share their talent in other promotions.