The main event of All Elite Wrestling’s Full Gear PPV saw MJF defeat Jon Moxley to become the new AEW World Champion, with an assist from William Regal, who handed MJF a brass knuckles to use against The Blackpool Combat Club’s Jon Moxley. Last Wednesday night’s episode of AEW Dynamite then saw AEW World Champion MJF address the AEW fans and brutally attack William Regal with the same brass knuckles as a way to write him off of AEW TV as there have been reports that Regal is on his way out of the company and that he is expected to return to the WWE soon, which comes after Jon Moxley told William Regal to never show his face in AEW again.
Dave Meltzer indicated on a recent Wrestling Observer Newsletter that a number of talent in All Elite Wrestling have questioned Tony Khan’s decision in turning William Regal heel and making it a big deal with how things played out on AEW Dynamite knowing that he was leaving the company.
This is what Dave Meltzer said:
“I can’t understand putting so much heel steam to the point of being the point man in stealing the title on Regal, when it was known by the key people by this point he was gone in a few weeks. I mean, story or not, the guy was leaving. A lot of talent has questioned that in the same way now that everyone knows he’s leaving.”
H/T to WrestlingNews.co for transcribing the quotes.