Recently on Talk Is Jericho, William Regal spoke about never having a proper feud against Kurt Angle. He revealed that his torn bicep prevented an extended feud between himself and Kurt Angle after Regal cost Angle a title shot against Stone Cold Steve Austin in September, 2001. This would have led to a pay-per-view match between the two men had it not been for an untimely injury.
Regal said, “I knew that my neck wasn’t right, not long before that, I tore my pec in my other bicep, which I never got fixed. I had one torn bicep from 2001…it was two weeks after 9/11. It was the only time I wrestled a singles match with Kurt Angle. We were supposed to go into a program together and it was the first match we did. I did the thing outside the ring where I would grab somebody by the trunks and neck and throw them against the bottom rope so they’d spring towards me and I’d nail them. As I did that, the right bicep just went ‘ping.’ I got through that match and that gave me two or three weeks off, but I wouldn’t get it fixed. Kurt had moved on.”
He then tells the story about an injury he suffered later in WWE. In a battle royal, with the members of Legacy, Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase, where he suffered an injury to his other bicep and his left pec.
“We got back from Europe at some point, I was on Raw in a battle royal and it was Cody Rhodes and Ted Dibiase. I had to knock them both out. I never clotheslined people, but I clotheslined both of them out and felt my left pec and left bicep rip,” explained Regal.
He goes on to talk about the many other injuries he’s suffered during his wrestling career. Click here to read more.
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