MONTERREY, MEXICO - MAY 05:  Wrestling fighter Dos  Caras (U) and William Regal (D) fight during the WWE RAW wrestling function at Arena Monterrey on May 5, 2010 in Monterrey, Mexico. (Photo by Alfredo Lopez/Jam Media/LatinContent via Getty Images)
William Regal Shares His Essentials For Being a Pro Wrestler or Sports Entertainer
Retired WWE scout and recruiter William Regal is known for publicly sharing his insight about becoming a professional wrestler. On Twitter and in his podcast, "Gentleman Villain," he explained how it's an extremely demanding career, taking a toll on the body as well as the mind due to long hours and extensive travel.
Regal also encouraged an education outside of wrestling to set oneself up for the future. "Find a school with a good rep and a trainer who has a great pedigree," Regal stated. "Learn the basics properly. Get and stay in good condition, there's a big difference from looking in condition to actually being in condition."
The vet also stressed the importance of respect, not just for superiors but peers as well, and emphasized using logic and common sense. He shared a piece of advice from the late Roddy Piper. "Always wrestle from your heart. It sounds [simple] but it's not. Don't play at pro wrestling."