– William Regal celebrated a milestone birthday on Thursday as the NXT General Manager turned 50 years old. WWE posted this video of Triple H and the NXT crew singing happy birthday to Regal at yesterday’s television tapings at Full Sail University.
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) May 10, 2018
Regal responded to the video with the following.
Thank you to everyone for the birthday wishes(who’d of thought I’d of made 50!!!).Even though I’m an old rogue with a lump of coal for a heart even this has put a lump in my throat.I truly love @WWENXT https://t.co/iQdeWkOTsT
— William Regal (@RealKingRegal) May 10, 2018
Regal could not be there in person due to an undisclosed illness. He hasn’t been any shows since March. WWE acknowledged his absence from NXT television during the episode that aired after TakeOver: New Orleans, saying he was out sick.
– Although he did not appear on this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw, Jason Jordan was backstage at the Nassau Coliseum. According to PWInsider, he will be returning to action soon.
Jordan has been out of action since January due to an issue with a nerve in his neck that required surgery. He underwent neck surgery on Feb. 6, which WWE Medical Director Dr. Joseph Maroon described as a “minimally invasive operation to decompress the nerve.”
WWE removed Jordan from wrestling in January, but still featured him on television in non-physical roles. This led to Jordan and Seth Rollins losing the Raw Tag Team Championship at the 2018 Royal Rumble in a match that saw Rollins handle all the physical action.
Jordan was written off Raw on Feb. 5 when Raw Commissioner Kurt Angle ordered Jordan to go home until he was medically cleared to compete.
– In this video, Andrade “Cien” Almas and Zelina Vega say the SmackDown LIVE locker room should be watching their backs when they make their debut this Tuesday in London, England.